Each morning, for years, Stephanie Sjoblad’s two boys would run into her bedroom, grab her hearing aids off the nightstand, and hand them to her. “They knew mommy needs those in order to communicate with us,” she said.
A drug commonly given to autistic children to reduce repetitive behaviors is ineffective compared to placebo and, in some children, may actually increase repetitive behaviors, as found by the largest study of autistic children to date.
A new study from UNC finds that women who eat an extra 500 calories a day during pregnancy increase their risk of gaining too much weight by 10 percent. Gaining too much weight is linked with complications at birth, such as pre-eclampsia or requiring a C-section, as well as higher odds that both mom and child will be obese later in life.
This is a brief update of the evolving discovery of novel H1N1 influenza. We have had a probable case of novel influenza H1N1 at UNC Health Care. This case was evaluated in the Emergency Department and then discharged. Health care workers who did not wear appropriate PPE were offered prophylaxis.
UNC’s baseball team is proudly hosting an NCAA Regional June 6 - 8 at Boshamer Stadium. To accommodate this event, a portion of Ridge Road will be closed to through traffic from Saturday, June 6 - Monday, June 8.
Nutrition and Food Services is excited to provide updates on construction of the Overlook Cafe (formerly the Carolina Chicken Company/Wendy's), Terrace Cafe renovations, and the NFS Culinary Herb Garden.
Both lanes of the block of Ransom Street between Patterson Place and McCauley Street are closed until Nov. 1, as work continues on the replacement of the steam tunnel serving the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.