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Spikes in Blood Pressure Among Young Adults Spell Trouble in Mid-Age

Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis led by Duke Health researchers shows. The finding, publishing Jan. 22 in JAMA Cardiology, suggests...
22-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Adding Weight Loss Counseling to Group Visits Improves Diabetes Outcomes

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 &...
31-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Humans Have Salamander-Like Ability to Regrow Cartilage in Joints

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.
9-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Duke Vaccine Institute Plays Integral Role in National Effort to Improve Flu Shots

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...
30-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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