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Tag: pediatrics

Illustration of an egg

July 18, 2012

UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

Giving egg-allergic children small amounts of egg over many months found to reduce severe reactions, help some shed the allergy entirely.

Allergies, Food Allergies, Research, Treatment

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Photo illustration of baby getting a bath

June 4, 2012

Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for m...

Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.

Pregnancy, Studies, Substance Abuse

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March 22, 2012

North Carolina Women’s Hospital Receives Prestigious International ...

March 22, 2012 Albany, NY - Baby-Friendly® USA, announces that North Carolina Women’s Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility.

Awards

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The testis is composed of many tubes called “seminiferous tubules.” The seminiferous tubule on the left is from a testis that was not treated with ultrasound while the tubule on the right is from a testis that was treated with ultrasound.

January 30, 2012

Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception

UNC researchers find that modern ultrasound equipment normally used for physical therapy effectively reduced sperm counts in laboratory rats to levels far below what is normally seen in fertile men.

Fertility, Innovation, Research, Sexual 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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Strict enforcement of standard hand hygiene practices was one of three interventions tested in the study.

September 8, 2011

Inexpensive infection control measures could save thousands of live...

A new study by UNC researchers finds that an inexpensive set of infection control measures could potentially save many thousands of lives and billions of dollars.

Research, Treatment

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Music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett works with two patients at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

June 15, 2011

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

Health, Pain, Treatment

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Illustration of a child's breathing airways

February 3, 2011

UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway pro...

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers has been awarded a $3.6 million grant to develop computer models that will allow physicians to predict which treatments will work best in children with upper airway problems.

Pulmonology, Research

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Cynthia Bulik

August 4, 2010

UNC eating-disorders expert: The ‘freshman 15’ is only ...

First-year college students are at risk for gaining weight and developing eating disorders. Two University of North Carolina Health Care experts weigh in on how to develop healthy eating habits on campus.

Mental Health

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The testis is composed of many tubes called “seminiferous tubules.” The seminiferous tubule on the left is from a testis that was not treated with ultrasound while the tubule on the right is from a testis that was treated with ultrasound.

May 10, 2010

UNC researchers receive $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant...

The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”

Grants, Research, Sexual Health

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