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2011-05-26 10:40:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From cell phones to enhanced diagnostics, crowd-sourcing, and mobile medical devices, a growing number of innovative technologies--and innovators--are improving access to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations worldwide. Leaders in the field will discuss how they are solving unique global health challenges at a TEDxChapelHill event on Thursday, June 2, at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill. Organized by IntraHealth...

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2011-05-26 11:50:00

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have recently claimed that nearly 1 in 5 young adults in the US may suffer from high blood pressure, suggesting that it could be more widespread than previously believed, Reuters is reporting. Although quite easy to prevent and inexpensive to treat, it is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Last year, hypertension was declared a "neglected disease" that costs the US health system $73 billion a year. The...

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2011-05-13 05:50:00

An HIV-positive person who takes anti-retroviral drugs immediately after diagnosis, rather than waiting until their health begins to decline, can reduce the risk of spreading the virus to uninfected partners by 96%, according to a major international study. Although antiretroviral therapy was long known to improve the health of people infected with HIV, this is the first study to show a definitive impact on preventing transmission to an HIV-negative partner. "This is excellent news," said...

2011-04-08 00:00:30

American Support has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina, confirming that the company is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace. Chapel Hill, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 Chapel Hill-based American Support has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina. The accreditation confirms that American Support is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace. "We are proud to have met the high standards set by...

2011-03-28 15:10:00

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four stakeholders committed to the quest of reducing the incidence of sports-related concussions announced today the formation of a cooperative to bring inter-disciplinary collaboration to concussion research and testing. The announcement of the National Sports Concussion Cooperative (NSCC) was made by the group's four founding entities: the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, the University of North...

2011-03-25 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) was presented the "Above & Beyond Award" by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) at a recent annual employer recognition banquet in Greensboro, NC. The award recognizes employers at the state and local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements for granting leave and providing support for military duty by their employee's service in the National...

2011-03-22 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the Town of Chapel Hill Development Update Newsletter - TSI Healthcare is a Chapel Hill based company that specializes in the sales and support of customized technology solutions for physician practices. They are local and national leaders in the healthcare IT industry, having recently been recognized for the second consecutive year by Inc. Magazine as one of the "INC 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation." (Photo:...

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2011-02-25 09:18:02

From the very first moments of life, hatchling loggerhead sea turtles have an arduous task. They must embark on a transoceanic migration, swimming from the Florida coast eastward to the North Atlantic and then gradually migrating over the course of several years before returning again to North American shores. Now, researchers reporting online on February 24 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have figured out how the young turtles find their way. "One of the great mysteries of...

2011-02-04 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bringing together select leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense, The Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies and the private sector, the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) held the First Annual General William G.T. Tuttle, Jr., USA (Ret.) Awards dinner. This special event occurred on February 3 at the Kenan Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler...

2011-01-26 04:35:04

Singapore-Swiss-American partnership that spans three continents will revolutionise human communication in the 21st centurySingapore, Jan 26, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Need to have a conference with others thousands of kilometres away? A glass-walled room lets all parties interact as if you were all together at one location.Can't be physically present for a meeting? Send your avatar which will take on your appearance as well as gestures and even give you a report of the meeting at the end....