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 One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders

One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders

Results of the study, which was designed and led by UNC researchers, are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for possible future heart disease

UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for possible future heart disease

A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.

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Experts 'baffled' by growing ranks of allergy sufferers

More Americans than ever are suffering from allergies. As spring allergy season approaches, expert Maya Jerath explains what researchers do – and do not – know about why we get them.

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Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the addition or removal of a certain type of chemical tag – called an acetyl group – onto metabolic enzymes plays a key role in how cellular metabolism is regulated.

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Training birth attendants in developing countries increases babies’ survival

The study was conducted in six countries. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine took part in the study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health.

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Drug for advanced kidney cancer shrinks tumors prior to surgery

Physicians who conducted a pilot study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that therapy before surgery with the drug sorafenib can reduce the size of large tumors and could be safely undertaken administered without adding significantly to the risks of surgery.

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Family House Diaries: Living life to the fullest despite complications from diabetes

For 54 of his 58 years, Jack Newmann of Cary, N.C. has lived with Type I diabetes and its consequences, but he hasn’t stopped living.

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Viral protein mimic keeps immune system quiet

Viral protein mimic keeps immune system quiet

A team of researchers led by Blossom Damania, PhD, has shown for the first time that the Kaposi sarcoma virus has a decoy protein that impedes a key molecule involved in the human immune response.

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Chaperone enzyme provides new target for cancer treatments

The enzyme, known as Rad18, detects a protein called DNA polymerase eta (Pol eta) and accompanies it to the sites of sunlight-induced DNA damage, enabling accurate repair. When Pol eta is not present, alternative error-prone polymerases take its place – a process that leads to DNA mutations often found in cancer cells.

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Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in heart research

Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in heart research

Hugh “Chip” McAllister, M.D., an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has made a three-part gift to establish the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes resulted in fewer cesarean sections and other serious birthing problems associated with larger than average babies, according to a study conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Giving antiretroviral drugs to infants or mothers reduces transmission of HIV through breast milk

Giving daily antiretroviral syrup to breastfeeding infants or treating their HIV-infected mothers with highly active antiretroviral drugs is safe and effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission through breast milk, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigators has found.

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Three UNC Health Care specialties rank among America's Best

Three UNC Health Care specialties rank among America's Best

This year’s U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranking includes three UNC Health Care medical specialties among the best in the country: The specialties, and their rank, are: Cancer, 37; Kidney, 28; Gynecology, 24.

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Three UNC Health Care specialties rank among America's Best

Three UNC Health Care specialties rank among America's Best

This year’s U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranking includes three UNC Health Care medical specialties among the best in the country: The specialties, and their rank, are: Cancer, 37; Kidney, 28; Gynecology, 24.

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UNC study: Blacks just as likely as whites to have hip osteoarthritis

A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that blacks are just as likely as whites to suffer from hip osteoarthritis, challenging accepted medical belief that blacks were somehow protected from this condition.

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 Babies delivered by C-section before 39 weeks more likely to have serious health problems

Babies delivered by C-section before 39 weeks more likely to have serious health problems

A new study conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that babies delivered by elective Caesarean section before 39 weeks of pregnancy, to mothers who previously had an elective C-section, are much more likely to have serious health problems than newborns delivered under the same circumstances at 39 weeks.

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FitzGerald to oversee new joint airport authority effort

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine senior administrator will lead joint efforts to establish a new airport authority in Orange County.

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UNC Health Care, Piedmont Health Services partner to provide a high-quality, cost-effective system of care for the uninsured

UNC Health Care, the UNC School of Medicine and Piedmont Health Services have agreed to work together to create a high-quality cost effective system of care for the uninsured that gives patients access to a medical home, care coordination, medications, and access to diagnostic and specialty services in a timely manner.

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