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Article ID: 718852

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.

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11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    16-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718919

Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

Duke Health

A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels in electronic cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to a new study from Duke Health.

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12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718049

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.

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27-Aug-2019 10:45 AM EDT
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    20-Aug-2019 5:00 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.

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15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717454

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.

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14-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716265

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.

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23-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716156

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.

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25-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes
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New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes

Duke Health

Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix, according to new research from Duke Health.

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11-Jul-2019 8:30 AM EDT

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    11-Jul-2019 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 715558

Even in Svelte Adults, Cutting About 300 Calories Daily Protects the Heart

Duke Health

In adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just a few extra pounds, cutting around 300 calories a day significantly improved already good levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and other markers.

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10-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714623

Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests

Duke Health

About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus get surgery, but certain tears don't heal well. Duke scientists have developed a scaffold from a pig’s meniscus that performed better in lab tests than healing without a scaffold.

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19-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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