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Ruling against ‘bathroom bill’ enforcement on UNC campuses is a memo to the GOP: Tell the truth, rely on the facts

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — With the governor’s race here in North Carolina looking increasingly close, the state’s debate over the rights of transgender people is hotter than ever. The week started with a stark new ad from Gov. Pat McCrory (R) that implies that all trans people are child molesters and rapists. It ended Friday […]

Science Proves It

Prof. William Snider, a neurologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains why there are so few Republicans on his faculty: It’s because Republicans hate science. Republicans hate science

Study finds links between physicians setting cancer care guidelines and drug industry

CHAPEL HILL - Nearly nine out of 10 physicians and researchers who helped develop a leading set of cancer care guidelines in the United States reported financial ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study found. read more

Researchers question process for reviewing coverage of 'off label' cancer drug use

CHAPEL HILL - A group of University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers is calling for an overhaul of the process that determines which cancer drugs used off-label -- or beyond their approved use -- are reimbursed by federally-funded health insurance in the United States. read more

How do antidepressants trigger fear and anxiety?

CHAPEL HILL, NC - More than 100 million people worldwide take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac and Zoloft, to treat depression, anxiety and related conditions, but these drugs have a common and mysterious side effect: they can worsen anxiety in the first few weeks of use, which leads many patients to stop treatment. Show More Summary

UVM cancels basketball game at UNC over HB2 law

The University of Vermont athletic department cancels women's hoops game against ACC powerhouse in Chapel Hill.        

Majority of parents support HPV vaccination requirements for school, but with opt-outs

CHAPEL HILL-Requiring students to get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, to enter school could prevent many cancers linked to the virus, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that many parents only support such requirements with opt-out provisions that could make the laws less effective. read more

Roadblocks to Research: UNC Bioethicist Addresses Lack of HIV Studies in Pregnant Women

CHAPEL HILL, NC -UNC School of Medicine's Anne Lyerly is addressing the urgent need for effective HIV prevention and treatment for the estimated 1.5 million women worldwide with HIV who give birth each year. Lyerly, associate director...Show More Summary

A Chapel Hill Charmer — House Call

(Image credit: Grace Camblos Media) Name: Abby & Chris Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina These pictures are from the first home my husband Chris and I shared together in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in a really pretty neighborhood called Glen Lennox. Show More Summary

New anti-HIV medication provides protection for women and infants

Chapel Hill, NC - HIV remains a major health concern for women and children globally. Worldwide, the majority of new HIV infections occur in young women. Each year, 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant. Without effective treatment, up to 45 percent of HIV-infected mothers will transmit the virus to their child, usually through breastfeeding. read more

UNC Response To NCAA Allegations: Stick To Sports

4 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

A day after sending the document to the NCAA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made public its 73-page response to the NCAA. Read more...

No dream: Electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

CHAPEL HILL, NC - When you sleep, your brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you'll need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next week, or next year. For many people, especially those with neurological conditions, memory impairment can be a debilitating symptom that affects every-day life in profound ways. Show More Summary

Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

CHAPEL HILL - Women were less likely to have breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy if they had Medicaid or Medicare rather than private insurance or if they lived 10 or more miles from a plastic surgeon's office, a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study has found. read more

NC creamery recalls cheeses linked to at least 100 Salmonella cases

The Chapel Hill Creamery in Chapel Hill, NC, is recalling all of its cheese products because they have been linked to a growing Salmonella outbreak in North Carolina and elsewhere. A local county health officer told Food Safety News on Thursday that the outbreak has sickened at least 50 people in North Carolina and about the same number in other states,... Continue Reading

North Carolina Home with the Ultimate Environmentalist Cred

This comfortable and stylish family home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina received major environmentalist cred recently by going net positive.  Architect Arielle Condoret Schechter said that the home was producing $22 more energy per month than it consumed at the time of her report on the project. Show More Summary

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count.

Freshman Bradley hopes to provide inside spark for Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Tony Bradley Jr. knows the opportunity awaiting him this fall at North Carolina. The freshman big man will suit up for a fast-paced offense that looks to get the ball inside. And the Tar Heels could use some help...Show More Summary

UNC Awarded Nearly $23 Million to Continue National Effort to Cure HIV

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive nearly $23 million over the next five years to continue research on their innovative "kick and kill" strategy for eradicating HIV.

Palliative care offers no additional benefit to caretakers of chronically critically ill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Shannon Carson, MD, professor of medicine and division chief of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, along with co-principal investigator Judith Nelson, MD, JD, at MemorialShow More Summary

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn't routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

CHAPEL HILL - The health benefits of quitting smoking are widely accepted, but researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have taken issue with the suggestion that doctors should routinely recommend e-cigarettes as an alternative to cigarettes for their patients who smoke. read more

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