Health Care Costs Steadily Increase With Body Mass Dec. 16, 2013
Researchers at Duke Medicine are giving people another reason to lose weight in the new year: obesity-related illnesses are expensive. According to a study published in the journal Obesity, health care costs increase in parallel with body mass measurements, even beginning at a recommended healthy weight.
Salmonella Jams Signals From Bacteria-Fighting Mast Cells Dec. 12, 2013
A protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells -- critical players in the body’s fight against bacteria and other pathogens -- rendering them unable to protect against bacterial spread in the body, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS).
Duke University Scientists Named AAAS Fellows Nov. 25, 2013
Thirteen leading scientists at Duke University were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), selected by a panel of their peers from the organization.
Rotator Cuff Surgery Saves Society Money Nov. 20, 2013
Surgery to repair torn rotator cuffs improves patients’ quality of life and can allow them to get back to work quickly, resulting in societal savings for patients 61 years and younger, according to a new analysis led by Duke Medicine.