In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money. The Jenny Craig regimen generated the greatest weight loss, but was also the most expensive option tested, according to Eric Finkelstein at Duke-National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Medical School and the Duke Global Health Institute.
We often hear about Duke faculty quoted in the media offering analysis of world events. But in the days following the downing of Malaysia Flight MH 17 over Ukraine, Duke Global Health's Dr. Michael Merson found himself fielding dozens of media calls of a more personal nature, joining with his colleagues in expressing sorrow at the loss of physician-scientist Dr. Joep Lange and reports of up to roughly 100 other HIV/AIDS researchers.
The deaths of several leading AIDS and global health researchers in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines airplane Thursday will have ramifications far beyond the tragedy in the Ukraine, said the director of Duke's Global Health Institute (DGHI).
An intervention program aimed at helping obese women maintain their weight without adding pounds also significantly reduced depression in nearly half the participants, according to a new study from the Duke Digital Health Science Center.
The Pratt Pouch looks like a little ketchup foil package. At first, it’s hard to believe it can save lives. IntraHealth International is partnering with Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, which invented the Pratt Pouch, to conduct a 12-month pilot project to test the pouch at seven health facilities in Siavonga District, Zambia.
A community-based sodium reduction intervention program has achieved significant reduction in sodium intake among rural residents in northern China. The study findings, according to DGHI partners at The George Institute for Global Health, will positively impact public health policymaking in China and have broader applicability to other similar settings around the world. Lijing Yan, now a faculty member at DGHI and Duke Kunshan University, is a leader of this research.
Shenglan Tang, director of the DKU Global Health Research Center and DGHI faculty member, provides commentary for the July issue of The Economist Intelligence Unit: Ancient enemy, modern imperative: A time for greater action against tuberculosis.
On behalf of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention (China CoE) [of which DGHI is a partner] and Professor Yangfang WU, Professor Lijing Yan gave a report on the Center’s outcomes in the past few years.
Faculty and trainees from all parts of Duke University are producing new evidence that sheds light on some of the most important global health challenges of our time --- including new information about disparities in cancer risk and effective strategies for controlling the spread of malaria, managing chronic diseases, and reducing road traffic injuries.
Lijing L. Yan joins the Duke Global Health Institute in July as Associate Research Professor of Global Health. Yan will be based at Duke Kunshan University and will conduct research as part of the DKU Global Health Research Center and teach in the DKU Master of Science in Global Health program.