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Online Group Therapy May Be Effective Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa


Results from a new study show that online group therapy can be just as effective as face-to-face treatment, although the pace of recovery may be slower.
30-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding


Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color. This is the first study to show how these disparities translate into differences in health outcomes.
22-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Miracle for the Millers


When Manda Miller called her parents to tell them she was pregnant, she knew it would be unexpected. But, starting a family was more than just a life detail on which Manda and Douglas Miller had been mum – Manda was a two-time survivor of...
22-Nov-2016 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Flavors Influence Appeal and Use of Most Tobacco Products, Especially for Youth


In the journal Tobacco Control, researchers report the results of a systematic review of 40 studies completed in the United States and internationally that looked at the impact of non-menthol tobacco flavors on consumers’ perceptions and tobacco...
18-Nov-2016 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Malaria Parasite Evades Rapid Test Detection in Children


A malaria parasite in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is able to avoid rapid test detection through a gene deletion. In the first nationwide study, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed how the deletion prevents...
17-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Following the ‘Tinman’


We caught up with Qian, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and member of the McAllister Heart Institute, to discuss her research in cardiac reprogramming, her goal to inspire young women to pursue...
17-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine Experts for Panel Discussion, Q&A


CHAPEL HILL, NC – Do you have questions about the Zika virus and how it spreads? If you’re traveling this holiday season, do you know how to protect yourself from Zika? Do you have questions about Zika and pregnancy? Do you know all the ways the...
17-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

It’s How You Splice It: Scientists Discover Possible Origin of Muscle, Heart Defects


Muscular dystrophies, congenital heart muscle defects, and other muscle disorders often arise for reasons that scientists don’t fully understand. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that...
16-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST 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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