Environmental Health Sciences

Talking tick season with SPH’s Jon Oliver

Assistant Professor Jon Oliver with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health answers questions about the outlook for this year’s tick season in Minnesota, including how people can avoid ticks and what to do if they find one on themselves

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With $2.9 million NIH grant, U of M School of Public Health researchers will explore alcohol’s role in oral cancers

Despite the existence of strong epidemiological evidence that alcohol is a risk factor for various oral cancers, the specific mechanisms of alcohol’s carcinogenicity in the mouth and upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) remain unclear. A new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota (U of M) School of Public Health (SPH) aims to address this gap by tracing alcohol’s role in oral cancers and helping to develop strategies for their early detection and prevention. 

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