August

Ankle blood flow test helps identify stroke survivors most at risk for future strokes, heart attacks and death

Friday, August 28, 2009 — A simple test that measures blood flow through the ankle helps identify people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) before they start showing symptoms, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found.

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UNC begins phase III malaria vaccine trial in Malawi

Thursday, August 27, 2009 — The phase III trial of the potential malaria vaccine known as RTS,S began this month in Malawi, Africa, with the help of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

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Family House Diaries: Anna’s Wish: A New Liver for a New Life

Family House Diaries: Anna’s Wish: A New Liver for a New Life

Thursday, August 20, 2009 — This is the fourth in a series from UNC Health Care that focuses on the stories of UNC Hospitals patients and their families who live in the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals while receiving or awaiting treatment.

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Breakthrough uses light to manipulate cell movement

Breakthrough uses light to manipulate cell movement

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 — New technique expected to enhance understanding of how cancer spreads.

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Research points to new target for stopping colon cancer

Monday, August 17, 2009 — New research led by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found a drug target that suggests a potent way to kill colon cancers that resist current drugs aimed at blocking a molecule found on the surface of cells.

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Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer in some women

Monday, August 10, 2009 — According to a new study, women with a family history of breast cancer were 59 percent less likely to develop breast cancer themselves if they breastfed their children.

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Protect yourself from heat illness, heat stroke

Friday, August 7, 2009 — The heat index will soon take up residence in the century zone in North Carolina. It’s important to be able to recognize heat-related illnesses, how to prevent them and what to do if the heat really gets you down.

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Five tips for back to school time

Tuesday, August 6, 2009 — Back to school time can be problematic for both children and parents. Here UNC Health Care experts offer tips for dealing with five issues that might arise.

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UNC researchers decode structure of an entire HIV genome

UNC researchers decode structure of an entire HIV genome

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 — The structure of an entire HIV genome has been decoded for the first time by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The results have widespread implications for understanding the strategies that viruses, like the one that causes AIDS, use to infect humans.

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Hot Topic: Who suffers the most in summer heat?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 — With higher temperatures comes higher risk of heat-related conditions like sunburn, cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

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Khmer Rouge trials offer baseline study for mental health impact to a society of war crimes tribunal

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 — As leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime testify in a human rights tribunal, in harrowing detail, for the killing of more than a million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979 a central medical question remains unanswered: will the trials help a society heal or exacerbate the lingering affects of widespread trauma?

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Groundbreaking study shows exercise benefits leukemia patients

Monday, August 3, 2009 — A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that exercise may be an effective way to combat the debilitating fatigue that leukemia patients experience.

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