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Antioxidants Associated with Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a major cause of cervical cancer. Studies showed the onset of HPV carcinogenesis may be induced by oxidative stress affecting the host immune system. The association between antioxidants and oncogenic HPV remains unclear.  In this study, Dr. Lin and the research team aim to identify antioxidants associated with vaginal HPV […]

DE&I Book Club Hosts: Book Author of “Carville’s Cure” Pam Fessler May 5th

You’re invited to join us for a chat with author, Pam Fessler! on May 5th at 12:00 PM  The LSU School of Public Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is delighted to announce that Pam Fessler, author of our May Book Club selection Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma and the Fight for Justice,  will be joining […]

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Age difference in the combined effect of soda drinks consumption and body adiposity on hyperuricaemia in US adults

The objective of this study was to evaluate age-related differences in the independent/combined association of added sugar intake from soda and body adiposity with hyperuricaemia in gender-stratified US adults. Consumption of added sugar from soda was calculated from 24-h dietary interviews and categorised into none, regular and excessive consumption. Hyperuricaemia was defined as serum uric […]

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Cost of biopsy and Complications in Patients with Lung Cancer

The purpose of this study is to describe the distribution of diagnostic procedures, rates of complications, and total cost of biopsies for patients with lung cancer. Patients and Methods: Observational study using data from IBM Marketscan® Databases for continuously insured adult patients with a primary lung cancer diagnosis and treatment between July 2013 and June 2017. Costs […]

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Assessing and managing SARS-CoV-2 occupational health risk to workers handling residuals and biosolids

Current wastewater worker guidance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations and states that no additional specific protections against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infections, are recommended for employees involved in wastewater management operations with residuals, sludge, and […]

New LSU Health Foundation Scholarships Website

LSU Health is excited to share the launch of the LSU Health Foundation’s new scholarship application website! The foundation fundraises from our generous donors to provide numerous scholarships each academic year for our students. Foundation scholarships are in addition to scholarships offered by the various schools of LSU Health, have specified criteria, and will be […]

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Air Pollution and COVID-19: A Comparison

Published: March 2021 Ed. Of European Journal of Environment and Public Health The objective of this study was to compare the cases of COVID-19 deaths and cases in the United States and Europe. The area selected in the United States was parishes (counties) in Louisiana along the Mississippi River which is globally known as “Cancer […]

Relationship between Overall Social Vulnerability & COVID-19 Incidence in Louisiana

Article featured in LSUHSC NEWSROOM on February 23, 2021 – Click here to read the article Published: January 20, 2021, in Frontiers in Public Health On March 9, 2020, the first presumptive COVID-19 case was reported in Louisiana. Throughout the Summer of 2020, Louisiana has remained an epicenter for COVID-19 in the United States with […]

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Alcohol Intake and Alcohol–SNP Interactions Associated with Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

Excessive alcohol intake is a well-known modifiable risk factor for many cancers. It is still unclear whether genetic variants or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can modify alcohol intake’s impact on prostate cancer (PCa) aggressiveness. The objective is to test the alcohol–SNP interactions of the 7501 SNPs in the four pathways (angiogenesis, mitochondria, miRNA, and androgen […]

Narrowing of the Racial Gap In Opioid-Involved Deaths: Implications for Public Health Policy & Practice

Published 20th January, 2021 – Public Health Issues and Practices, https://doi.org/10.33790/jphip1100175 Opioid overdose death rates  in the United States has been increasing over the past several years.  This increasing trend has been seen in states across the country. Previous studies have highlighted that opioid-involved deaths have occurred mostly in non-Hispanic Whites. The objectives of this […]