Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.
Many of the most popular children's movies from recent years feature both "obesogenic" behaviors and weight-related stigmatizing content, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers finds.
The Director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues at the FDA have developed guidelines to help drug developers include meaningful pain endpoints when designing cancer trials.
A study comparing traditional and “flipped” versions of a pharmacy-school course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that students much preferred the flipped course and got better grades on the final exam. The flipped...Show More Summary
People who attempt suicide under age 24 appear to have an increased risk of developing mental health and social problems into midlife, according to a study by Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., and colleagues. Since the onset of the global recession, suicidal behavior has increased.
Julius Nyang’Oro, the former chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been charged with a felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. The charge is exceptionally rare because it involves $12,000 that Nyang’Oro received for a summer course that he taught. While […]
Congratulations to Joe Sagula, long-time coach at the University of North Carolina for earning his 700th win. His team made it interesting, taking the match against Maryland to a full five sets. Down 14-13 in the fifth, Sagula's Tar Heels turned things around, winning the set 20-18.... Read Full Post
More than 22,000 inmates entering North Carolina prisons in 2008 and 2009 were tested for HIV, but only 20 new cases of HIV were found, in a study led by Dr. David Wohl of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
A study of 2,519 Kenyan men conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina revealed that infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) was associated with a higher subsequent risk of infection with HIV, a precursor to AIDS.
There could be hope for diabetics who are tired of giving themselves insulin injections on a daily basis. Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are developing a system in which...Show More Summary
Very glad to see this. "The decision not to take Medicaid has been the most perplexing decision of all and it's a clear example of putting politics over policy," Cooper told reporters meeting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Show More Summary
Women who are obese face an increased risk of developing an aggressive sub-type of breast cancer known as 'basal-like', according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.
This week in our time capsule round-up, something the kids call "One Direction" (I'm guessing it's a designer drug) finds its way into a new time capsule; a beer keg from 1988 is cracked open at the University of North Carolina; and some "Capsule Keepers" responsible for guarding a 400-year capsule look for a new batch of helpers. Read more...
University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers found patients who were denied or delayed insurance approval for bariatric surgery, despite being cleared by their medical team, had a mortality rate three times higher than patients who received insurance approval without delay.
Study results from Texas A&M University and University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientists on the effect of diet complexity and estrogen hormone receptors on intestinal microbiota has been published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Show More Summary
COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University and University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientists have completed a study on the effect of diet complexity and estrogen hormone receptors on intestinal microbiota. To date, research has shown that promoting the growth of certain beneficial intestinal microorganisms can help to improve overall health. Show More Summary
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After five scandal-plagued years as University of North Carolina chancellor, Holden Thorp was downright ecstatic to start over on a campus where the term "student-athlete" doesn't evince snickers and groans.
Democracy Now A new book 10 years in the making examines at how many major U.S. universities -- Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth Rutgers, Williams, and the University of North Carolina among others -- are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves. Show More Summary
Chris Ludland (who founded the awesome Betabrand writes, "I went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with my partner in kudzu crime, Anthony Jaffe, who now lives in Atlanta.
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that these dendrites do more than relay information from one neuron to the next. Show More Summary