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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

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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

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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

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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

Network and Gene Tools Help Quickly Identify New, Rare Genetic Disease

Using a national network and gene mapping tools, Duke Health researchers led a study identifying a new genetic disorder, which still has no name. It shares similarities to two other rare genetic disorders arising from related genes.
28-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Theory on How Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Disease Begin

Does eating too much sugar cause type 2 diabetes? The answer may not be simple, but a study published Sept. 26 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation adds to growing research linking excessive sugar consumption -- specifically the sugar...
26-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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