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Breast Cancer Risk Score Impacts Use of Chemotherapy

A genetic test that helps predict whether some women’s breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine. The study found that low-risk patients who had the test appeared to opt for more...
27-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Duke Provides Infection Control Steps to Keep Pro Football Players Healthy

To help teams keep infections to a minimum and players at their best, the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network has worked with the NFL and the NFL Players Association to develop a comprehensive reference manual for infection prevention, taking...
13-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Even Moderate Picky Eating Can Have Negative Effects on Children’s Health

Picky eating among children is a common but burdensome problem that can result in poor nutrition for kids, family conflict, and frustrated parents. Although many families see picky eating as a phase, a new study from Duke Medicine finds moderate...
28-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diversion of an HIV Vaccine Immune Response by Antibodies Reactive with Gut Microbiome

A recent HIV vaccine trial testing the HIV envelope as an immunogen was unsuccessful for protection against HIV infection. A new study has found that this vaccine selectively recruited antibodies reactive with both the HIV envelope and common...
28-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Earlier The Better – Bystanders Save Lives With CPR For Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest kills an estimated 200,000 people a year in the United States, but many of those lives could be saved if ordinary bystanders simply performed CPR, a new study led by Duke Medicine shows. The early application of...
16-Jul-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Links Success in Adulthood to Childhood Psychiatric Health

Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, according to research from Duke Medicine.
13-Jul-2015 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nutritional Supplement Boosts Muscle Stamina in Animal Studies

The benefits of exercise are well known, but physical fitness becomes increasingly difficult as people age or develop ailments, creating a downward spiral into poor health. Now researchers at Duke Medicine report there may be a way to improve...
2-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Thin Colorectal Cancer Patients Have Shorter Survival Than Obese Patients

Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced cancer, according to a new study from Duke Medicine.
1-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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