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Transgender College Freshmen Drink More, Experience More Blackouts

A survey of more than 422,000 college freshmen found that students who identified as transgender were more likely than their cisgender peers to experience negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems and...
23-Mar-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Map Pathways to Protective Antibodies for an HIV Vaccine

A Duke Health-led research team has described both the pathway of HIV protective antibody development and a synthetic HIV outer envelope mimic that has the potential to induce the antibodies with vaccination.
13-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing Radiation Could Safely Cut Breast Cancer Treatment Costs

More than half of older women with early stage breast cancer received more radiation therapy than what might be medically necessary, adding additional treatment and health care costs, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Most Atrial Fibrillation Patients Don’t Get Preventive Drug Before Stroke

More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation either received not enough or no anticoagulation therapy prior to having a stroke, despite the drugs’ proven record of reducing stroke risk, according to a Duke Clinical...
9-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pokémon Go Appears to Encourage Sedentary People to Get Up and Go

The Pokémon Go craze that spurred millions of people to collect virtual monsters via a smart phone app might have also had a health benefit by encouraging people to get up and walk.
8-Mar-2017 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection

It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery’s source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Duke Health scientists have identified a group of proteins...
22-Feb-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive, Live Without Neurological Impairment

Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks -- only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study led by Duke Health and appearing Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine, those rates are...
10-Feb-2017 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cellular Quality Control Process Could Be Huntington’s Disease Drug Target

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The loss of motor function and mental acuity associated with Huntington’s disease might be treatable by restoring a cellular quality control process, which Duke Health researchers have identified as a key factor in the degenerative illness.
9-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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