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2008-12-15 12:34:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in pursuing careers in health, science or mathematics-related fields can apply for a scholarship/loan through the North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science and Mathematics (HSM) for the 2009-10 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org. The North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science and Mathematics (HSM) was established in 1945 to provide encouragement and financial...

2008-12-02 13:28:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2009-10 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org. Approximately 400 new awards are available for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a partner in CFNC. Established in 1989 to address the dwindling supply of qualified nurses...

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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...

2008-10-20 12:00:31

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Academia, science, industry and government leaders gathered in Kannapolis, Monday, October 20th at 10 AM at the Dedication and Open House celebration for the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, the UNC Nutrition Research Building and the NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building. The UNC Nutrition Research Building is home to NC A&T University, NC Central University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro. NC State University,...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a clinical trial to compare Web-assisted therapy and face-to-face group therapy for bulimia nervosa. Principal investigator Cynthia M. Bulik of the UNC Eating Disorders Program said that for individuals with bulimia nervosa -- an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging behaviors -- face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy has been considered the gold standard of treatment. Researchers at the University of North...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Declercq, Eugene Caldwell, Karen; Hobbs, Suzanne Havala; Guyer, Bernard We examined trends in doctoral education in public health and the challenges facing practice-oriented doctor of public health (DrPH) programs. We found a rapid rise in the numbers of doctoral programs and students. Most of the increase was in PhD students who in 2006 composed 73% of the total 5247 current public health doctoral students, compared with 53% in 1985. There has also been a substantial increase (40%) in...

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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2008-08-30 14:15:00

According to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, consuming a large amount of trans fats could increase the risk of colon cancer. Dr. Lisa C. Vinikoor of the University of North Carolina, found that people who had a high intake of trans fatty acids were more likely to have pre-cancerous polyps in their colon than those with a low trans fat intake.  "These results provide further support for recommendations to limit consumption of trans-fatty acids," said Vinikoor. Trans...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.