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Even Moderate Picky Eating Can Have Negative Effects on Children’s Health

Picky eating among children is a common but burdensome problem that can result in poor nutrition for kids, family conflict, and frustrated parents.

Diversion of an HIV Vaccine Immune Response by Antibodies Reactive with Gut Microbiome

A recent HIV vaccine trial testing the HIV envelope as an immunogen was unsuccessful for protection against HIV infection. A new study has found that this vaccine selectively recruited antibodies reactive with both the HIV envelope and common intestinal microbes — a phenomenon previously reported by the same investigators to occur in the setting of acute HIV infection.

The Earlier The Better – Bystanders Save Lives With CPR For Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest kills an estimated 200,000 people a year in the United States, but many of those lives could be saved if ordinary bystanders simply performed CPR, a new study led by Duke Medicine shows.

U.S. News Ranks Duke University Hospital As Leader in Nation, State

Duke University Hospital was again included on the Honor Roll of top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, ranking No. 14 in the magazine’s 2015-16 listings.



Study Links Success in Adulthood to Childhood Psychiatric Health

Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, according to research from Duke Medicine.

Nutritional Supplement Boosts Muscle Stamina in Animal Studies

he benefits of exercise are well known, but physical fitness becomes increasingly difficult as people age or develop ailments, creating a downward spiral into poor health.


Thin Colorectal Cancer Patients Have Shorter Survival Than Obese Patients

Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced cancer, according to a new study from Duke Medicine.

Understanding Why Animals Are Healthy Offers Path to Precision Medicine

Researchers at Duke University School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School have identified a mechanism that explains why some mutations can be disease-causing in one genome but benign in another.

Fewer Than 1 in 10 Older Heart Patients Get Life-Saving Defibrillators

Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a Duke Medicine study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But fewer than 1 in 10 eligible patients actually get a defibrillator within a year of their heart attacks, the study found.

Duke Eye Center Opens New, Four-Story Hudson Building June 29

The Duke Eye Center will open a new, four-story clinical pavilion on Monday, June 29, that adds 116,000 square feet of clinical and administrative space to serve eye patients and others.

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