About 40 percent of patients with breast cancer have some type of mental health diagnosis. Researchers examining a national database found that such patients, when over 65, were more likely to use opioids for pain relief and less likely to survive.
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August 21, 2019
Dr. Christopher Holstege, who leads both the Blue Ridge Poison Center and the Elson Student Health Center, has some pointed advice for those who choose to vape: Quit. Now.
August 20, 2019
Years after UVA’s Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills discovered the link between tick bites and a meat allergy, another UVA scientist and his team are getting closer to understanding the underlying biochemistry.
August 15, 2019
The discovery could one day let doctors prevent E. coli infections by allowing the bacteria to pass through the body harmlessly.
August 12, 2019
Why are four times more boys than girls diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders? Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and his team are determined to find out.
August 05, 2019
Four project teams will focus on improving colorectal cancer screening, increasing access to treatment of autism spectrum disorder, understanding the benefits of urban walking and treating postpartum depression and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
July 19, 2019
A young UVA scientist is using a Gates Foundation grant to pave the way for creating custom probiotic blends that could help fight many different diseases.
July 11, 2019
The UVA Cancer Center will soon survey 2,000 people in 94 localities to learn more about factors that affect cancer prevention, detection and care.
June 27, 2019
Natural sugar “armor” shocked even scientists with its durability. Check out the secret a UVA scientist discovered hidden away in acidic hot springs.
June 19, 2019
The U.S. News rankings highlight hospitals providing the highest-quality care for children with the most serious or complicated medical conditions.