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Elder Abuse Under-Identified in U.S. Emergency Departments


In a new study, researchers used a nationally-representative dataset to estimate the frequency with which emergency providers make a formal diagnosis of elder abuse. The answer: 1 in 7,700 visits.
18-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Two Distinct Genetic Subtypes in Crohn’s Disease Patients

Crohn’s disease can have devastating consequences and is notoriously hard to treat. Now, scientists have made a discovery that could explain why Crohn’s is so variable: the disease has at least two distinct subtypes, each with its own pattern of...
12-Oct-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Severe Burns, Injuries From E-Cigarette Explosions Go Under-Reported Across the Country


Doctors and public health officials differ on the potential long-term effects of vaping and the use of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools. But they agree the devices shouldn't explode in your face.
4-Oct-2016 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High Up-Front Costs Could Delay Access to Life-Saving Blood Cancer Drugs for Medicare Patients


In the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC Lineberger researchers report that nearly a third of a group of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, and who have federally-funded Medicare health insurance, did not start treatment...
3-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC-Chapel Hill OB-GYN Dr. Alison Stuebe Co-Authors New Study That Shows Breastfeeding Saves Mothers’ Lives, Too


New research shows that breastfeeding is not only good for children, but also for their mothers, providing more health benefits and preventing more maternal diseases than previously known.
28-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Particular HPV Strain Linked to Improved Prognosis for Throat Cancer


Findings of improved survival for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV-16, and comparatively worse outcomes for other HPV strains, have treatment implications.
28-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Receives $18 Million to Develop Mobile Technology to Prevent and Treat HIV in Adolescents


People under the age of 30 account for the majority of new HIV infections in the United States. This age group is also more likely than adults to own a smartphone. Recognizing adolescents’ connection with mobile technology, a research team at the...
26-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New ALS Discovery: Scientists Reverse Protein Clumping Involved in Neurodegenerative Conditions

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine announced the first evidence that stabilizing a protein called SOD1 can help reverse protein clumping in the types of neurons affected by the fatal neurodegenerative condition Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...
20-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Launch Zika Research Experts’ Page

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine have launched a tool for media to request interviews with experts and researchers at the forefront of the global Zika research initiative.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

15-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

#UNC Experts Available for Interviews for #Autism Awareness Month


20-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss NEJM Editorial on Use of PARP Inhibitors in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the editorial, the UNC researchers explain the excitement about this new class of drugs and the importance of this trial. They also highlight the reasons that caution as well as enthusiasm is warranted.
3-Jan-2011 2:50 PM EST

UNC Expert Available to Discuss JAMA Study on Over-the-Counter Dosing of Children


Dr. Darren DeWalt, author of a JAMA editorial being released early online this week, is available for media interviews.
29-Nov-2010 11:45 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Latest AIDS Vaccine Trial

UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
24-Sep-2009 12:40 PM EDT

It Takes Two (Or More)

UNC brain surgeon Anand Germanwala, M.D. and ENT surgeon Adam Zanation, M.D., collaborated to develop through-the-nose approach to repair a patient's ruptured brain aneurysm.
26-Aug-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Pneumonic Plague Expert at UNC-Chapel Hill

Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
5-Aug-2009 5:00 PM EDT

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