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2008-12-23 09:11:18

First Such Tool Will Help Spur Prevention Efforts, Says New Study by Weill Cornell Medical College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Traditionally, doctors have had no clear way to predict which of their patients might be headed down the road to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Now, researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a simple eight-point risk factor checklist to do just that. As...

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2008-12-01 14:02:49

Older adults who exercise regularly show increased cerebral blood flow and a greater number of small blood vessels in the brain, according to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The study, conducted at the University of North Carolina (UNC) "“ Chapel Hill, is the first to compare brain scans of older adults who exercise to brain scans of those who do not. "Our results show that exercise may reduce age-related changes in...

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2008-11-26 09:22:02

SARS "“ severe acute respiratory syndrome "“ alarmed the world five years ago as the first global pandemic of the 21st century. The coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that sickened more than 8,000 people "“ and killed nearly 800 of them "“ may have originated in bats, but the actual animal source is not known. In an effort to understand how SARS-CoV may have jumped from bats to humans, a team of investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North...

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2008-11-12 13:12:21

Many children love sending and receiving text messages through their cell phones "“ sometimes to the great annoyance of their parents. But now a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests this technology could be used to reduce children's chances of becoming overweight or obese later in life, by helping them monitor and modify their own behaviors now. Recent studies show that approximately 19 percent of youths aged 6 to 11 are overweight, and that 80 percent...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health innovator IntraHealth International will participate as a lead technical partner in a new five-year contract to improve public health needs in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The project was awarded to Washington, DC-based Chemonics International and its subcontractors by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The new Palestinian Health Sector Reform Project aims to improve the health...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Seasoned psychologists are moving beyond classic "talk therapy" with a dynamic new set of natural treatment techniques that are providing stunning results -- especially with chronic health conditions such as pain, stress, anxiety, phobias, weight loss, and even deep trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Known as "Energy Psychology" (and crossing over into "Energy Medicine"), published studies are validating the dramatic patient...

2008-10-07 09:00:55

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Seasoned psychologists are moving beyond classic "talk therapy" with a dynamic new set of natural treatment techniques that are providing stunning results -- especially with chronic health conditions such as pain, stress, anxiety, phobias, weight loss, and even deep trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Known as "Energy Psychology" (and crossing over into "Energy Medicine"), published studies are validating the dramatic patient...

2008-10-01 09:00:18

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TechJournal South, the Southeast's leading technology business publication, and Southern Capitol Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, announced today that the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) has become a co-presenter of Internet Summit 08. CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation. Internet Summit 08 is an interactive conference designed to showcase and promote forward thinking and...

2008-09-05 03:00:06

By Desai, Melissa N Miller, William C; Staples, Betty; Bravender, Terrill Abstract. College obesity is increasing, but to the authors' knowledge, no researchers to date have evaluated risk factors in this population. Objective: The authors assessed whether abnormal eating perceptions and behaviors were associated with overweight in college students. Participants and Methods: A sample of undergraduates (N = 4,201) completed an online survey containing demographic questions and the Eating...

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2008-08-12 09:15:00

By Lauran Neergaard / The Associated Press Your brain needs more of a time-out than just missing the next game to recover from a concussion. New research suggests student athletes who are too active - not just on the field, but at home and school - might hinder their recovery. More puzzling, female athletes might take longer to recover than males. It's part of growing evidence that healing from this common sports injury is more complicated than once thought, an important message for...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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