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Genetic Mutation Appears to Protect Some People from Deadly MRSA

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.
11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Linked to Autism Undergoes Changes in Men’s Sperm After Pot Use

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...
27-Aug-2019 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

-- 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.
15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pharmacist-led Approach in Community Hospitals Can Cut Antibiotic Use

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.
14-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children with Medical Emergencies During Airline Flights Have Limited Aid

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...
23-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blocking Proteins Could Ease Unrelenting Poison Ivy Itch, Mouse Study Shows

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.
25-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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