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Adding Weight Loss Counseling to Group Visits Improves Diabetes Outcomes

Duke Health

For people with difficult-to-control diabetes, adding intensive weight management counseling to group medical visits provided extra health benefits beyond improved blood-sugar control, according to a study led by researchers at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, Nutrition, Weight Loss, JAMA,

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31-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Humans Have Salamander-Like Ability to Regrow Cartilage in Joints

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, researchers at Duke Health found.

Channels: Arthritis, Bone Health, Regenerative Medicine, All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Cell Biology, Staff Picks,

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9-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Duke Vaccine Institute Plays Integral Role in National Effort to Improve Flu Shots

Duke Clinical Research Institute

As part of a massive national effort to improve and modernize flu shots, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received three research contracts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with an initial award of approximately $29.6 million in first-year funding.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Vaccines, Influenza, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),

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30-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Genetic Mutation Appears to Protect Some People from Deadly MRSA

Duke Health

An inherited genetic tendency appears to increase the likelihood that a person can successfully fight off antibiotic-resistant staph infections, according to a study led by Duke Health researchers.

Channels: Genetics, Sex and Relationships, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

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11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Gene Linked to Autism Undergoes Changes in Men’s Sperm After Pot Use

Duke Health

A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research from Duke Health. The gene change occurs through a process called DNA methylation, and it could potentially be passed along to offspring.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Genetics, Neuro, OBGYN, Children's Health,

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27-Aug-2019 10:45 AM EDT
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Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

Duke Health

-- A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Scientific Reports, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

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15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Pharmacist-led Approach in Community Hospitals Can Cut Antibiotic Use

Duke Health

In small, community hospitals that don’t have resources for a dedicated staff to oversee the proper use of antibiotics, turning to staff pharmacists showed promise in a model study conducted by Duke Health.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Pharmaceuticals, JAMA, Grant Funded News,

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14-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Children with Medical Emergencies During Airline Flights Have Limited Aid

Duke Health

Children afflicted with medical emergencies during commercial airline trips tend to have common ailments such as vomiting, fever or allergic reactions – events that should be easily treated, according to a study led by Duke Health researchers. But few airlines stock first-aid kits with pediatric versions of therapies that would help, including liquid forms of pain relievers or allergy medications.

Channels: Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, All Journal News,

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23-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Blocking Proteins Could Ease Unrelenting Poison Ivy Itch, Mouse Study Shows

Duke Health

Scientists studying poison ivy rashes in mice have identified two proteins and a neurotransmitter involved in poison ivy itch in mice. They could be potential drug targets that could lead to treating the aggravating itch in people.

Channels: All Journal News, Dermatology, Infectious Diseases, Grant Funded News,

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25-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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