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Jan 23, 2023

New Tool Uses Ultrasound ‘Tornado’ to Break Down Blood Clots

The new tool was designed to reduce health risks for patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. 

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Jan 10, 2023

Adult Children Get Less Support in Separated Families

A new study finds families with separated parents provide less financial and emotional support to their adult children. 

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Dec 5, 2022

Studies ID Ways to Help Young Adults Avoid Health Impacts of Stress

Younger adults who take preemptive steps to respond to stress are better able to avoid negative health outcomes. 

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Oct 5, 2022

Do I Need to Refrigerate Pumpkin Pie? Food Safety Info for Pumpkin Season

October is pumpkin season, which raises questions about food safety for everything from pumpkin pie to pumpkin seeds. 

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Sep 29, 2022

Study Finds Law Enforcement Is Hampering Harm Reduction Programs in N.C.

The study finds law enforcement is not uniformly recognizing legal protections for people who make use of harm reduction programs. 

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Sep 20, 2022

Why Are We Seeing So Many Public Health Challenges? And What Can We Do About It?

From polio to scarlet fever, the world is seeing an increase in public health challenges. Why? 

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Sep 13, 2022

Cutting Coal Has Huge Health Benefits – But Environmental Justice Issues Remain

While Black and low-income communities also benefit, they still face higher levels of air pollution. 

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Sep 12, 2022

Some Commercial Sanitizers May Not Work as Well Against Norovirus as Originally Thought

Of four sanitizers studied, three had little effect on human norovirus. 

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Aug 10, 2022

Should I Be Worried About Monkeypox? And What Exactly Is Monkeypox Anyway?

How contagious is monkeypox? How dangerous is it? Experts answer your questions. 

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Aug 9, 2022

Study Uncovers How Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals Navigate Social Challenges

The study shows a range of uncomfortable situations people living with blindness encounter due to interpersonal communication challenges. 

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Jun 1, 2022

New Tool Helps Older Adults Monitor ‘Attentional Performance’ During Driving

Researchers have demonstrated the tool can predict which drivers are at increased risk of having accidents. 

woman at a political demonstration holds a sign reading "Grab em by the midterms"

May 31, 2022

New Studies Shed Light on Election-Related Stress

Anticipating stress related to elections can affect your emotional well-being before anything has even happened. 

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May 4, 2022

Stem Cell-Derived Model Offers Insights on Gene Activity and Addiction

The work also offers a blueprint for related research moving forward. 

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May 2, 2022

Study Highlights Stresses – and ‘Silver Linings’ – of Pandemic for Moms with Limited Resources

The work highlights the need for additional resources to support low-income families. 

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Apr 21, 2022

How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Your Health

NC State associate professors Lincoln Larson and Aaron Hipp discuss the role of parks and green spaces in promoting physical and mental well-being.