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2009-09-16 09:00:07

In the study, published in the September/October 2009 issue of journal Academic Pediatrics, a sample of 163 parents of children seen at pediatric clinics at UNC and Vanderbilt University were tested to assess their understanding of BMI, their health literacy and their math abilities.

2009-09-15 07:23:04

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the College of Arts & Sciences have identified a new biological process that spurs the growth of new blood vessels.

2009-09-06 07:58:12

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.

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2009-09-03 08:45:16

Giving insecticide-treated bed nets to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.

2009-09-01 10:27:00

Black patients with high blood pressure experience poorer communication with their doctors than white patients do, a study led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher has found.

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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.

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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.

2009-07-29 09:25:00

Men who have a regular, ongoing relationship with a health care provider are more likely to receive prostate cancer screening and less likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, regardless of their race, according to a University of North Carolina study published in the current issue of the journal Cancer.

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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 is linked to a higher level of overall physical fitness.

2009-06-25 10:15:54

Over the years, research has shown that Latino youth face numerous risk factors when integrating into American culture, including increased rates of alcohol and substance use and higher rates of dropping out of school.


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  • To give a box on the ear to.
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