January

Magnesium sulfate infusions reduce cerebral palsy risk in preterm births

January 31, 2008 — Giving an infusion of magnesium sulfate just before delivery to pregnant women who were at high risk for preterm birth cut the rate of cerebral palsy in the children born by half, a new study found.

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Digital mammography superior to film mammography in some cases

January 29, 2008 — For some women, digital mammography may be a better screening option than film mammography, according to newly published results from a national study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Lineberger joins Lance Armstrong Foundation Survivorship Network

January 28, 2008 — The Lance Armstrong Foundation today announced that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network to address the needs of the growing number of cancer survivors in the United States. Lineberger is the eighth network member institution in the nation.

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UNC-Chapel Hill, ECU team up on cancer care, research

January 22, 2008 — The University of North Carolina’s two medical schools and their cancer centers have signed a memorandum of understanding that creates a partnership to advance cancer research and bring leading-edge treatment to North Carolinians.

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UNC, Duke lead first statewide shaken baby prevention research project in U.S.

January 15, 2008 — Child abuse prevention experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center and School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center will undertake a $7 million statewide shaken baby prevention project.

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People with anorexia less likely to be blamed when biology, genetics explained

January 9, 2008 — People given a biological and genetics-based explanation for the causes of anorexia nervosa were less likely to blame people with anorexia for their illness than those given a sociocultural explanation, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study found.

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UNC Psychiatry launches Forensic Psychiatry Program and Clinic

January 8, 2008 — The Department of Psychiatry in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has expanded its psychiatric services in the forensic area with the opening of a new Forensic Psychiatry Program and Clinic.

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