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Tag: health and well being

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Aug 2, 2019

Self-Sterilizing Polymer Proves Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Researchers have found an elastic polymer that possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria in just minutes – including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

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Jul 29, 2019

Interventions Aimed At Parents And Kids Boost Safe Sex Practices

Sexual health interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices – and don’t make adolescents more likely to engage in sexual activity. 

Salmonella colonies

Jun 13, 2019

Salmonella Resistant to Antibiotics of Last Resort Found in U.S.

A gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort has been found in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. 

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May 28, 2019

The Message That Addiction Is a Disease Makes Substance Users Less Likely to Seek Help

Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addiction behaviors are subject to change. 

champagne being poured into the Stanley Cup

May 28, 2019

Could The Stanley Cup Spread Disease?

Does eating or drinking from the Stanley Cup pose a public health risk? Let's ask an expert on foodborne illness and cross-contamination. 

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May 16, 2019

Fighting Infectious Disease: CVM Partners With Senegal Research Institute

Partnership aims to advance infectious disease research in West Africa. 

flea

Apr 1, 2019

Podcast: Bartonella

Bartonella is a bacteria most commonly associated with cat scratch disease, which until recently was thought to be a short lived – or self limiting in medical lingo – infection. Bartonella isn’t new – doctors have known about cat scratch disease for almost a century. What is new is its increasing association with a wide… 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Mar 28, 2019

Call in the Reserves: 2 Types of Stem Cells Repair Intestinal Injury

New research from NC State reveals your body’s “backup plan” – in the form of reserve stem cells – for recovering from severe intestinal injury due to lack of blood supply. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Mar 18, 2019

Case Study: Bartonella and Sudden-Onset Adolescent Schizophrenia

A new case study describes a Bartonella infection with symptoms that mimicked Schizophrenia. 

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Mar 15, 2019

For Older Adults, Sense of Control Tied to Feeling Younger

A recent study on the psychology of aging finds older adults feel younger when they feel they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health – not a sense of control – play a significant role in how old younger adults feel. 

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Mar 5, 2019

Attitudes About Health Affect How Older Adults Engage With Negative Health News

Older adults are more willing to engage with negative health information when they have a positive attitude about their own health. 

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Jan 29, 2019

Sleep, Mood Affect How ‘In Control’ Older Adults Feel

Sleep, mood and stress affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. 

person with prosthetic leg walking on treadmill

Jan 17, 2019

Reinforcement Learning Expedites ‘Tuning’ of Robotic Prosthetics

New research may allow patients to walk with prosthetic legs in minutes, rather than the hours 

E. coli bacteria

Jan 16, 2019

Researchers Create ‘Shortcut’ to Terpene Biosynthesis in E. coli

Researchers create a more efficient, customizable enzymatic pathway for producing terpenes - molecules useful in everything from cancer drugs to biofuels - in E. coli. 

eggs on a griddle

Jan 16, 2019

Why Do Egg Whites Turn White When You Cook Them?

Why do egg whites turn white? Does that make them safe to eat?