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Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between the stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African-Americans had not previously been… Read More »

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Online calculator will tell you your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer

n online calculator has been hailed as a “game changer” in assessing lifetime risk of breast cancer. It lets GPs determine risk by combining a blood test with medical and family history plus factors such as weight, age at menopause and alcohol intake. The algorithm, developed by Cancer Research UK, will help doctors decide whether… Read More »

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At Risk for an Opioid OD? There's an App for That

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Drug users suffering an opioid overdose might soon have access to an unusual lifeline — a smartphone app. University of Washington researchers have developed an app that can detect when a person’s breathing dangerously slows or stops. The Second Chance app accurately detected opioid overdose symptoms more… Read More »

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