Tag: Family Medicine

December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Adolescents, Smoking Cessation

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September 29, 2016

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reporte...

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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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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A woman with an illustration of her bone scan.

January 18, 2012

Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density ...

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations have recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis using bone mineral density (BMD) screening.

Older Adult Health, Osteoporosis, Women's Health

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Illustration of a flu virus.

October 25, 2011

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective.

Nutrition, Studies, Treatment, Wellness

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Many people believe doing crossword puzzles helps prevent Alzheimer's disease

November 16, 2010

Can you prevent Alzheimer’s disease by doing crossword puzzles?

By stripping patients of their memories, Alzheimer’s disease gradually robs people of their very identities. Patients eventually lose the ability to care for themselves and to control basic bodily functions, such as swallowing and urination. No one has a cure

Alzheimer's, Treatment, Wellness

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Illustration of a hand holding a paddle.

August 9, 2010

Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studi...

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.

Children's Health, Research

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