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Adding Flavors to E-Cigarette Liquids Changes Chemistry, Creates Irritants

New research from Duke and Yale universities shows flavorings are transforming more than marketing. The chemical additives react to e-liquid, or e-juice, creating new compounds that could trigger irritation and inflammation when inhaled.
16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Nerve Stimulation in Mice Suggests New Way to Reduce Delirium After Surgery

or adults over age 65, surgical complications can dampen not only their physical health but also their mental sharpness, with more than half of high-risk cases declining into delirium. In new Duke University research, scientists show in a mouse...
11-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bug That Causes Stomach Cancer Could Play a Role in Colorectal Cancer

A bacterium known for causing stomach cancer might also increase the risk of certain colorectal cancers, particularly among African Americans, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.
9-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hidden Health Problems Can Appear Up to Two Years After Elective Hip Surgeries

Up to two years following elective, arthroscopic hip surgery, a substantial proportion of patients reported troubling new health issues ranging from sleep problems, to arthritis to cardiovascular disease.
28-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find How Natural Killer Cells Regulate Protective HIV Antibodies

In the quest to develop a vaccine that triggers the immune system to prevent HIV infection, researchers have focused on identifying and eliciting a particular type of antibody that is capable of neutralizing the virus.
25-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Way of Determining Treatment for Staph Infections Cuts Antibiotic Use

Using a clinical checklist to identify eligible patients, doctors were able to shorten the antibiotic duration for patients with uncomplicated staphylococcal bloodstream infections by nearly two days, Duke Health researchers report.
24-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

It’s Not Just for Kids -- Even Adults Appear to Benefit from a Regular Bedtime

In a study of 1,978 older adults publishing Sept. 21 in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood...
19-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Women Undergoing IVF, Is Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer Best?

IVF experts disagree about whether transferring a fresh or frozen embryo to a patient’s womb offers the best opportunity for healthy babies. According to a study of almost 83,000 IVF patients published August 20 in the journal Fertility and...
21-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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