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Jan. 9, 2014 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have deployed a potential new weapon against HIV – a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells that standard therapies cannot kill. Using mouse models that have immune systems composed of human cells, researchers led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD, professor of medicine… Read more »

Jan. 9, 2014 Improving water access during droughts, timely, effective care for stroke victims and strategies to keep rural hospitals open and financially solvent were only some of the topics discussed with legislative leaders at an informational session held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health on… Read more »

Jan. 6, 2014 The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient’s share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina. Using data from health plan claims for the… Read more »

Jan. 6, 2014 The ways LGBT people are portrayed in the movies may contribute to higher rates of tobacco smoking among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study finds. Led by Joseph Lee, MPH, health behavior doctoral student at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Dec. 26, 2013 Researchers at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine and Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine have completed two studies that found that periodic meetings with an IBCLC supported women, who are traditionally resistant to breastfeeding, to succeed and to increase breastfeeding intensity for at least for… Read more »

Dec. 17, 2013 The prestigious British Medical Journal has published a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers that found numerous pregnancies reported by self-described virgins in The United States since the mid 1990s. The researchers, led by a team from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, discovered 45 “virgin pregnancies”… Read more »

Dec. 16, 2013 For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. However a new study found that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes. The study, titled “The… Read more »

Dec. 10, 2013 Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina. The study, published online Dec. 9 in The Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine, was… Read more »

Dec. 12, 2013 While it’s undeniable that the launch of Obamacare’s healthcare.gov website had its initial technical shortcomings, states that have refused to set up insurance exchanges and expand Medicaid coverage could pose even bigger problems for health care coverage in the U.S. in the long term. That is the sentiment expressed in an opinion… Read more »

Dec. 10, 2013 Two Gillings School of Global Public Health alumnae, now working in the UNC School of Medicine, have found that many recent popular children’s movies feature content involving some characters who have unhealthy eating behaviors and others who stigmatize them for being overweight or obese. The study, led by Eliana M. Perrin, MD,… Read more »