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2009-08-11 13:10:00

Women who have immediate family members with breast cancer are strongly urged to consider breastfeeding their babies, according to a report released today. Researchers found in a long-term study of more than 60,000 women, that women with a close family history of breast cancer had significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer before menopause if they breastfed their babies, compared to women who did not breastfeed. "Breastfeeding is good for mothers and for babies," study chief Dr....

2009-08-05 13:50:00

Researchers have decoded the structure of an entire HIV genome for the first time, an accomplishment that may offer scientists a better understanding of how such viruses infect humans. Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believe their finding may open the door for further research that could accelerate the development of antiviral drugs. The HIV virus, much like the viruses that cause influenza, hepatitis C and polio, carries its genetic information as...

2009-07-14 05:55:00

According to a recent study examining more than 2,000 middle-aged Americans, walking or biking even a portion of the distance to work "” something done by only a small fraction of U.S. adults "” is linked to a higher level of overall physical fitness. The study found that only around 17 percent of city-dwellers walk or ride a bicycle for any stretch of the way to their place of employment. Those who did, however, performed significantly better on treadmill fitness tests, even...

2009-07-13 09:25:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is pleased to host the inaugural offering of its Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program (LCELP) Aug 9-14 in Chapel Hill, NC. The IDB partnered with the Schools of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) to develop this course focused on the business aspects of managing product and system life...

2009-06-06 14:45:00

Women who take vitamins before and during early pregnancy may have a lower risk of miscarriage, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, it isn't clear whether it is the vitamins themselves that reduce the risk, or if other healthy practices among vitamin takers are responsible.  "These results need to be replicated before formal conclusions are drawn," said Dr. Reem Hasan of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in an...

2009-06-02 11:26:00

Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill community on the map as arts hub of the Southeast CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Performing Arts, founded in 2005 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, welcomes the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet to Memorial Hall June 10-14. The Bolshoi Ballet will perform Don Quixoteand Swan Lake; neither ballet will be performed anywhere else on the tour. The Bolshoi Ballet has not toured in the United States since 2007 and Chapel Hill,...

2009-05-28 11:15:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 7th the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) will be welcoming its fourth class of Log21 participants. Log21: Logistics for the 21st Century is a week-long executive education program designed for approximately 30 early-career, high-potential logisticians from the defense industry, the military, and the Department of Defense (DoD). Participant profiles include: private sector personnel three to eight years into their careers;...

2009-04-30 07:10:00

Study Gives North Carolina Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in North Carolina is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement, according to an annual study by Genworth Financial. At the same time, the current economic downturn has led to a decline in home values and...

2009-03-16 14:53:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) is an executive development program for commanders and senior civilian leaders of the United States Military Depots and Arsenals. Established in 2003 by the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), the program is organized and administered by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) and delivered in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Logo:...

2009-01-22 09:42:33

Women with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than women who report higher levels of desire, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. The study, published recently as an online early view article in "Value in Health," the official journal of the International Society of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.