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From less invasive treatments to new research on topics like ADHD and autism, learn more about the health issues that matter to you.

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November 20, 2017

How Mohs Surgery Is Changing the Way Skin Cancer Is Treated

This specialized technique can be performed in a doctor’s office rather than an operating room

Cancer, Dermatology, Skin Health

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November 13, 2017

Is There a Connection Between Pesticides and Autism?

UNC School of Medicine researchers see changes in mouse neurons that may begin to explain how what we eat affects brain development

Autism, Research

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September 11, 2017

Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival dispari...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Melissa Troester, PhD, published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have "triple negative," or "basal-like," breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, News, Social Justice, Studies, Women's Health

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Exercise to burning bone fat

May 17, 2017

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone...

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

Fitness, Orthopedics, Research

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May 12, 2017

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromo...

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

Eating Disorders, Genetics

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer

May 1, 2017

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk...

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

Social Justice, Substance Abuse

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April 13, 2017

Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. ...

The study found there was an average of 1.8 percent increase each year of youth with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes and an average of 4.8 percent per year increase of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases among the same population.

Diabetes, Research

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