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UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from lingering in patient rooms and causing new infections.
16-Jan-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Animal Study Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke Even Before Pregnancy


Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke -- even before conception -- appears to have a lingering impact that can later impair the brain development of a fetus, researchers at Duke Health report.
9-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Active-Duty Military Find PTSD Relief Through Individual Cognitive Therapy

Although both group and individual therapy can ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in active-duty military service members, individual therapy relieved PTSD symptoms better and quicker, according to a study led by a Duke University...
21-Nov-2016 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

One State’s Temporary Gun Removal Law Shows Promise in Preventing Suicides


A Connecticut law enacted in 1999 to allow police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people likely prevented dozens of suicides, according to a study by researchers at Duke and Yale universities and the University of...
16-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Half of Hospitalized Atrial Fibrillation Patients Don’t Receive Critical Medications


When patients suffer from atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, they are at considerably higher risk for blood clots and stroke. However, when hospitalized, half of these patients do not receive medications that could help prevent such...
14-Nov-2016 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mouse Study Shows Antibody Can Soothe Raging, Nerve-Driven Poison Ivy Itch


Scientists at Duke Health and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University have developed a strategy to stop the uncontrollable itch caused by urushiol, the oily sap common to poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak and even mango trees. The team found that by...
3-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hospital Rooms and Patients Equally Likely to Transmit Pathogens

“This study is a good wake-up call that health care personnel need to concentrate on the idea that the health care environment can be contaminated,” said Deverick Anderson, M.D., the study’s lead author and associate professor of medicine at...
25-Oct-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Botox May Beat Neural Stimulation for Urge Incontinence, But Has Risks

A head-to-head comparison of sacral neuromodulation and botulinum toxin led by a Duke Health researcher shows that Botox provides more daily relief for women suffering from urge incontinence, but might also be associated with more adverse events.
4-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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