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The study found that by 2030, changes to the global climate could delay China's progress reducing diarrheal and vector-borne diseases by up to seven years. That is, even as China continues to invest in water and sanitation infrastructure, and experience rapid urbanization and social development, the benefits of these advances will be slowed in the presence of climate change.

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Children with lower social skills at greater risk of obesity

A recent survey by researchers at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health investigated the links between childhood obesity and social competence. The researchers examined information from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99, which is a nationally representative cohort of children. The sample was comprised of 8,346 children followed between ages 9 and 11 years.  Information on social competence and on height and weight was collected from children using standard measures. Among others, questions used to assess social competence included children's responses to statements such as "I make friends easily," and "I am easy to like."

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Rollins School of Public Health receives $10 million gift

The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation recently gave the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University $10 million for the O. Wayne and Grace Crum Rollins Endowment Fund. Longstanding benefactors of the school, the Rollins family is doubling the endowment fund established by the school in 1997.

"We are genuinely grateful to the Rollins family for their dedication to the mission and vision of the Rollins School of Public Health," says James Curran, MD, MPH, James W. Curran Dean of Public Health.  "Their commitment to our school has led to tremendous advancements in research, the recruitment of outstanding faculty leaders and recognition as one of the world’s most successful schools of public health."

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CDC-TVCDC-TV: A Killer in Indian Country
The sad reality is that American Indian and Alaska Natives use seat belts and child safety seats less often and are involved in more alcohol-related crashes than any other group in the US.

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