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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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2009-06-17 11:55:00

Research has shown that a person could be born with genes that make them predisposed to high blood pressure. However, a long-term study shows that no one has to be a victim of this genetic proclivity.

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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.

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.

2009-05-26 14:44:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at eight Wake County Public Schools now have the ability to request their official high school transcript be sent electronically to any of the 110 North Carolina public, private, and community colleges and universities through the College Foundation of North Carolina's college access web portal, CFNC.org.

2009-05-15 13:13:00

Institute will be headquartered at HBOI and co-managed with UNCW to address NOAA's research and development priorities.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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