August 27, 2008 — Although many women quit smoking during pregnancy to protect their unborn children from the effects of cigarettes, half of them resume the habit within a few months of giving birth.
August 19, 2008 — Spanking has been, and still is, a common method of child discipline used by American parents.
August 18, 2008 — A new clinical trial at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill using a popular low-dose contraceptive could uncover a more effective treatment for the 5 to 10 percent of women who suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Christopher Fordham, UNC's sixth chancellor, Former UNC School of Medicine Dean, passed away on Thursday (August 14, 2008)
August 14, 2008 — Dr. Christopher Columbus Fordham III, former dean of the School of Medicine and chancellor emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who led Carolina during a span of major success in the 1980s, died early today at UNC Hospitals. A longtime Chapel Hill resident, he was 81.
August 1, 2008 — Even though scientific evidence has long hinted that schizophrenia has a genetic basis, no study has definitively proven that this is the case. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as part of an international team, have developed the first hard lead into the genetic causes of schizophrenia.