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Socioeconomic influences on diet and exercise are often blamed for racial disparities in obesity rates. But new findings at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Obesity suggest those assumptions may be false.
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic.
Those passersby used to seeing Complex Vision, a highly visible sculpture outside of the Callahan Eye Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, may be blinking twice at the sculpture's absence.
The Young Supporters Board (YSB) of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will host its annual Fiesta Ball fundraiser at B&A Warehouse downtown on Thursday, May 1, from 6-10 p.m.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced last month that it is building a new drug discovery center in order to develop drug treatments for viral infections with limited options for treatment. The UAB School of Medicine is leading the project to develop the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center (AD3C).
It's possible that teens who take longer to stop growing are exposed to growth hormones for longer periods, which may affect glioma risk, said study researcher Rebecca Little, a and doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Birmingham Wednesday as UAB and the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority present a new city bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Michael Saag, professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the Center for AIDS Research, received the award [Clinical Excellence Award at the National Physician of the Year Awards] at a ceremony at The Pierre Hotel.
“Poor body image is associated with both indoor tanning behavior and eating disorder behaviors,” David Schwebel, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, wrote in an accompanying editorial.
From: LiveScience
Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests. It's possible that these people's bodies produce a lower level of growth hormones over a prolonged period, which may confer a higher risk of tumors than a higher level of growth hormones over a short period, said Rebecca Little, a  and doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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