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Frailty Among Older Heart Patients Helps Predicts Severe Outcomes

Frailty among older people with cardiovascular disease appears to be more predictive than age for gauging their risk of heart attack, stroke and death, according to an international study that included researchers at Duke Medicine.
1-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Your Adolescent Brain on Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans.
22-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Heart Attack Risk High in Divorced Women, Even After Remarrying

Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared...
14-Apr-2015 11:25 AM EDT

Worms and Germs Lead to Better Immune Function

Researchers found enhanced rather than suppressed immune function in animals with increased biodiversity. Publishing online in the April 8, 2015, issue of PLOS ONE, the findings add to the growing understanding of the complex environment in the...
9-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Has Impulsive Anger Issues and Access To Guns

An estimated 9 percent of adults in the U.S. have a history of impulsive, angry behavior and have access to guns, according to a study published this month in Behavioral Sciences and the Law. The study also found that an estimated 1.5 percent of...
6-Apr-2015 10:00 AM EDT

ER Patients Discharged After Kidney Stone Evaluation Likely to Return

One in nine patients released from the emergency department after treatment for a kidney stone will face a repeat visit, according to findings by Duke Medicine researchers.
17-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Exercise Slows Tumor Growth, Improves Chemotherapy in Mouse Cancers


One way many cancers grow resistant to treatment is by generating a web of blood vessels that are so jumbled they fail to provide adequate oxygen to the tumor. With oxygen starvation, the tumor gains a sort of cloaking device that protects it from...
13-Mar-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Tests to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease Come With Similar

A new type of CT scan initially costs slightly less than the traditional stress test to diagnose blocked coronary arteries in patients with chest pain, but its lower cost did not translate into medical care savings over time, according to an...
14-Mar-2015 1:30 PM EDT

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