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New moms living with grandparents may suffer higher rates of depression

New moms living with grandparents may suffer higher rates of depression

DURHAM, N.C., April 4 (UPI) -- The increased rates of depression among new moms living with family might be due to differing expectations and stigmas.
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New guidelines: 87% of men age 60 and older may get statins

New guidelines: 87% of men age 60 and older may get statins

DURHAM, N.C., March 20 (UPI) -- New guidelines for cholesterol lowering statins to help prevent heart disease may result in almost 13 million more U.S. adults taking the drug, researchers say.

Study: Contagious yawning not linked to empathy

DURHAM, N.C., March 16 (UPI) -- Researchers in North Carolina say contagious yawning and empathy may not be linked despite past studies suggesting they are.
Assessing patient personality more helpful than family history

Assessing patient personality more helpful than family history

DURHAM, N.C., March 13 (UPI) -- Assessing the personalities of patients during routine medical exams could prove as useful as recording their family medical histories, U.S. researchers say.

Duke freshman speaks out about porn career

DURHAM, N.C., March 6 (UPI) -- A freshman at North Carolina's Duke University who went public with her career as a porn actress said the job is "something I absolutely love."
Coach K cleared after dizzy spell during loss to Wake Forest

Coach K cleared after dizzy spell during loss to Wake Forest

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski experienced lightheadedness during and after the fourth-ranked Blue Devils' 82-72 loss to Wake Forest on Wednesday night.

U.S. Navy funds study on sepsis

BETHESDA, Md., March 5 (UPI) -- The Naval Medical Logistics Command has entered a cooperative agreement with a Maryland-based medical foundation for research into severe sepsis.
Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- Registration has opened in U.S. mogul Warren Buffett's contest to award $1 billion to anyone picks a perfect bracket in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Study: Lemur lovers show their bond by smelling alike

Study: Lemur lovers show their bond by smelling alike

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The strength of a lemur couple's bond shows in the similarity of their scents with the pair mirroring each other's scent-marking behavior, U.S. researchers say.
Bernie Madoff suffers heart attack in prison

Bernie Madoff suffers heart attack in prison

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff has reportedly suffered a heart attack while in federal prison in North Carolina.
Gabrielle Levy

Madoff suffers heart attack in prison

BUTNER, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Bernie Madoff, the investment guru convicted of running the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, confirmed he had a heart attack while in prison.

Thousands of natural gas leaks found under streets of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Natural gas is escaping from aging pipes beneath the streets of the U.S. capital, creating potentially harmful concentrations in some locations, a study found.

Success reported in protecting whales during seismic oil-gas surveys

GLAND, Switzerland, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The oil/gas industry, scientists and conservationists have worked to produce a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales, a conservation group says.

Computers search for 'cheapium' versions of expensive materials

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they are turning to pure computing power in the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts.
Smoke exposure during pregnancy and ADHD investigated

Smoke exposure during pregnancy and ADHD investigated

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- North Carolina researchers are investigating the relationship between exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, prompting the institution to change its name in honor of his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The University is organized into two undergraduate and nine graduate schools. The undergraduate student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and 106 countries. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program eighth among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, and business schools among the top 12 in the country. Duke University was ranked as the thirteenth best university in the world in the 2008 THES - QS World University Rankings of universities worldwide.

Duke's research expenditures are among the largest 20 in the U.S. and its athletic program is one of the nation's elite. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the athletic teams have won ten national championships, including three by the men's basketball team.

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