Duke physicians express worry about the new abortion restrictions – and those to come

BY: - August 17, 2022

Duke Health physicians gathered Tuesday in an online round-table discussion of how new abortion restrictions - and those on the horizon - hurt their ability to treat pregnant patients and are likely to lead to more maternal deaths. When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion, North Carolina became a destination for women from surrounding states that quickly moved to strictly limit abortion access or impose total bans.

The original Second Amendment, its religious provision and modern originalism

BY: - July 27, 2022

Worth your time this week: a recent essay published by the Duke Center for Firearms Law on the original version of the Second Amendment and its potential implications as a conservative majority leans on what it characterizes as constitutional originalism. The author, South Texas College of Law Houston Professor Dru Stevenson, examines the little discussed […]

A vaccine developed at Duke could help prevent future pandemics

BY: - May 17, 2021

Duke University researchers developed a vaccine tested in monkeys that could prevent future pandemics caused by coronaviruses similar to those that led to the COVID-19 pandemic and the SARS outbreak. “Now is the time to plan for the next coronavirus outbreak,” said Dr. Barton Haynes, director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. “We can control […]

Leading Duke pediatrician: I would definitely vaccinate my children against COVID

BY: - May 11, 2021

COVID vaccine, COVID-19, Duke, Duke University pediatrics, children's health

North Carolina joins other states in halting use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine following six severe reactions, one death

BY: - April 13, 2021

North Carolina health care providers are being asked to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following severe reactions in six women — none of them from North Carolina. Out of an abundance of caution, use of the vaccine will be paused in North Carolina until the Food and Drug Administration and Centers […]

As NC health workers anticipate the COVID vaccine, Duke researchers look ahead to the next hurdles

BY: - December 4, 2020

The success of two COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon certainly offers hope in what has been a very dark year. But several potential obstacles remain in the process before we can even think about letting down our guard and putting aside our masks. Researchers from Duke University this week examined some of the challenges we […]

Students to demonstrate against federal pressure on Duke-UNC consortium for Middle East Studies

BY: - September 24, 2019

Last month, the U.S. Education Department ordered the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies to revise its curriculum, saying it is advancing “ideological priorities” and promoting “the positive aspects of Islam” and is in danger of losing its federal grant funding. The schools say they are working with the department to provide more information about […]

Consumer groups battle latest Duke Energy rate hike

BY: - June 28, 2013

Some giant corporations complain about and battle government. Others try to co-opt and corrupt it. In the case of Duke Energy, one gets the distinct impression that the ever-mushrooming Charlotte-based monopoly will simply absorb North Carolina state government at some point and turn it into its Raleigh branch. Fortunately, some intrepid consumer advocates are still giving Duke […]

Memo to Duke: We want a “hold harmless” promise too

BY: - August 27, 2012

It seems that everyone’s getting numb to the disturbing stories coming out of the Duke-Progress merger, but this one ought to register something on the outrage meter. According to AP and the Winston-Salem Journal, Duke Energy has agreed to hold some of its big wholesale customers “harmless” for any costs that they may incur as a result of the […]

Electricity’s Thirst for Water

BY: - November 18, 2011

Coal and nuclear power plants in North Carolina that guzzle water for their operations are stressing our water supplies, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and a team of more than a dozen scientists.