Latest Health News from Duke Medicine News and Communications
ADHD Treatment Associated with Lower Smoking Rates
May 12, 2014
Treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with stimulant medication may reduce smoking risk, especially when medication is taken consistently, according to an analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine.
Bullying May Have Long-Term Health Consequences
May 12, 2014
Bullied children may experience chronic, systemic inflammation that persists into adulthood, while bullies may actually reap health benefits of increasing their social status through bullying, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.
Small Mutation Changes Brain Freeze to Hot Foot
May 8, 2014
Ice cream lovers and hot tea drinkers with sensitive teeth could one day have a reason to celebrate a new finding from Duke University researchers. The scientists have found a very small change in a single protein that turns a cold-sensitive receptor into one that senses heat.
Duke-led Team Clarifies Use of Anti-Fungal Drug for Premature Infants
May 3, 2014
In most circumstances, extremely premature babies should not be given a drug to prevent a potentially fatal fungal infection, according to findings by a Duke Medicine-led research team.
Duke Cancer Institute Teams with UNC, WUSTL to Speed Drug Development
May 2, 2014
A partnership formed by the Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis will become part of a national network working to accelerate the pace of cancer drug development.
Statin Use Associated with Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
May 1, 2014
Men who begin taking statins after prostate cancer surgery are less likely to have a recurrence of their cancer, according to a retrospective analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine.
Duke University Health System Hospitals Earn Top Marks for Hospital Safety
Apr. 29, 2014
Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital were awarded “A” scores for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
Duke Regional Hospital Names Katie Galbraith as President
Apr. 28, 2014
Katie Galbraith, MBA, has been named president of Duke Regional Hospital, effective May 1, 2014. She has served as Duke Regional’s interim president since Sept. 30, 2013, and formerly served as the hospital’s vice president.
Complications From Kidney Stone Treatments Are Common And Costly
Apr. 28, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. – Despite their overall low risk, procedures to treat kidney stones lead to complications that require hospitalization or emergency care for one in seven patients, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.
New approach for surgery patients cuts hospital stays and costs
Apr. 24, 2014
Changes in managing patients before, during and after colorectal surgery cut hospital stays by two days and reduced readmission rates, according to researchers who led a study of the approach at Duke University Hospital.