Category: Studies

Photo of a man having fun riding a bike with a woman riding behind him on her bike.

March 21, 2017

New insights on side effects can help prostate cancer patients choo...

A study led by Ronald C. Chen, MD, examines quality-of-life outcomes for modern treatment choices most patients will face, including active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation treatment, and brachytherapy.

Cancer, Studies, Treatment

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August 13, 2015

Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of cancer dru...

In an article published in JAMA Oncology today, a study led by UNC Lineberger's Ethan Basch and colleagues shows that a system they developed accurately and reliably captures the patient experience with cancer drug side effects.

Cancer, Studies, UNC Stories

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Illustration of a woman holding a baby on her lap.

January 16, 2015

Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving b...

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

Mental Health, Pregnancy, Studies

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Closeup of multicolored doughnuts with sprinkles and nuts.

October 13, 2014

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles t...

A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine whether adding the amount of walking it takes to burn off the calories in food items will lead consumers to make healthier choices.

Awards, Health, Research, Studies, Weight Loss, Wellness

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Ganesh Kamath

September 24, 2014

Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery

Most collegiate athletes in a new study were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

Research, Studies

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Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

May 6, 2014

Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.

Diabetes, Studies

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Photo of adult and child with feet propped up watching TV with beer and baby bottle on coffee table.

March 17, 2014

Many parents’ infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may i...

A majority of parents in a new study reported infant feeding and activity behaviors believed to increase the child’s risk for later obesity. In addition, these behaviors varied according to the self-reported race and ethnicity of the parents. Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH, is author of the study.

Health, Studies

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A young child stacks blocks while a adult male observes him.

July 16, 2013

Study: Young children with autism benefit regardless of high-qualit...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School at Chapel Hill have found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used.

Autism, Research, Studies

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Photograph of a macula (the highly sensitive center of the retina) with intermediate age-related macular degeneration.

May 9, 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macul...

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a newly published study finds. However, some people may benefit from taking lutein and zeaxanthin.

Eye Health, Health, Ophthalmology, Studies

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Illustration of a person handing over a questionnaire

July 13, 2012

Questionnaire completed by parents may help identify 1-year-olds at...

The First Year Inventory, a 10-minute questionnaire filled out by parents after a child’s first birthday, shows promise in identifying children who are later diagnosed with autism or other developmental problems.

Autism, Studies, Treatment

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