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Diets high in fiber won't protect against diverticulosis
UNC researchers challenge commonly-held beliefs about the causes of a major intestinal disease.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / January
Recession and high co-pays tied to fewer colonoscopy screenings among people with commercial health insurance
UNC researchers found that during the recent U.S. recession, continuously insured Americans underwent fewer screening colonoscopies.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / February
Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments
In this study, the proportion of children with Crohn’s disease in remission increased from 55 percent to 68 percent, with a similar improvement in ulcerative colitis patients.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / March
RN: Real Nurses - Gina Althoff
Gina Althoff, a nurse at UNC Hospitals, describes herself as "not very outgoing" at work. But if you happen to be one of the many participants sweating it out in her Les Mills Body Combat class in Chapel Hill, that's probably the last thing you would think about her.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / March
Patient survival not impacted by liver transplants performed at night or on weekends
A new study led by Dr. A. Sidney Barritt IV of UNC shows that liver transplants performed at night or on weekends do not adversely affect patient or graft survival.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / April
Join us Wednesday for a Google+ hangout with Dr. William E. Whitehead
UNC Health Care's first-ever Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, will preview the Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders taking place this weekend.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / June
Milk thistle, taken by many people for liver disease, ineffective as treatment for hepatitis C
A new multicenter trial finds that taking silymarin (milk thistle) has no effect on serum ALT or levels of the hepatitis C virus in people with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / July
Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News
Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / July
UNC-led research links E.coli strain to cancer
The study was led by Christian Jobin, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / August
Rifaximin provides significant relief of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
Two studies, conducted in part at the UNC School of Medicine, found that the benefits of treatment with rifaximin persisted for 10 weeks after patients stopped taking the broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2011 / January