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New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes

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.
11-Jul-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
10-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests

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.
19-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Insight Could Improve Maternal Vaccines That Also Protect Newborns

Duke researchers describe a previously unidentified route for antibodies to be transferred from the mother to the fetus, illuminating a potential way to capitalize on this process to control when and how certain antibodies are shared.
11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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As Plaque Deposits Increase in the Aging Brain, Money Management Falters

Aging adults often show signs of slowing when it comes to managing their finances, such as calculating their change when paying cash or balancing an account ledger. But trouble managing money can also be a harbinger of dementia and, according to new...
28-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Lower Death Rates for TAVR Centers That Do More Procedures

Hospitals that perform the highest volume of transcatheter-aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures have significantly lower mortality rates than centers that do fewer of the minimally invasive surgeries.
3-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Could An Eye Doctor Diagnose Alzheimer’s Before You Have Symptoms?

A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer’s disease.
11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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MRI Cardiac Stress Test Shows Promise at Identifying Fatal Heart Disease

Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, catheterizations and stress nuclear exams in identifying the severity of...
6-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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