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Risk of premature death nine-fold among illicit drug users

Premature deaths are almost nine times more common among illicit drug users than among the general Finnish population, shows a new study ...

Planning for End-of-Life and Palliative Care Among African Americans

New Rochelle, NY —A new model developed to examine the relationship between factors that impact how African Americans approach advance care planning ...

Case Western Reserve University researcher developing low-cost, portable method to detect tainted medicines and impure food supplements

United Nations Human Rights Council safe-medicines resolution motivates Soumyajit Mandal’s research ... Full story

Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research shows

AMES, Iowa – Craig Anderson is no political scientist. But the Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University could have predicted voter support for the presidential candidates taking a strong anti-Muslim stand. ... Full story

More than 3 million US women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancy

Sexually active women who stop using birth control should stop drinking alcohol, but most keep drinking ... Full story

Does Radiation Therapy Improve Survival for Women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)? Yes...and...No.

Approximately 60,000 patients in the United States will receive a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in 2016. DCIS is not an invasive form of cancer and the 10-year survival rate for women with DCIS is greater than 98 percent. However, incidence of DCIS has increased dramatically over the last three decades, and being able to determine which women are among the small percentage at higher risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality could help clinicians and patients tailor treatment to neither over treat nor under treat the disease. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found that a set of easily measurable risk factors can predict the magnitude of survival benefit offered by radiation therapy following breast cancer surgery. ... Full story

Patient-Centered Health Care More Effective, Efficient, APA Says

Applauds findings in annual report of Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative ... Full story

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks. ... Full story

Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report commissioned by Birmingham City Council – the first UK study of its kind. ... Full story

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