CT Lung Screening Appears Cost-Effective

In 2010 the National Lung Screening Trial showed that screening for cancer with low-dose CT scans could reduce mortality by 20 percent compared to chest X-rays. But is it cost-effective? A new study's calculations reveal that it is, but that depends on assuming many answers to questions that remain open. 

(Distributed November 14, 2014)

Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease May Share Deep Roots

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) appear to have a lot in common. They share risk factors such as obesity and they often occur together. If they also share the same genetic underpinings, then doctors could devise a way to treat them together too. With that hope in mind, scientists applied multiple layers of analysis to the genomics of more than 15,000 women.

(Distributed November 7, 2014)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: Craig J. Newschaffer

As part of the Department of Epidemiology's Seminar Series, Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel School of Public Health will present "Investing environmental autism risk factors in an enriched risk pregnancy cohort: the EARLI Study." Please join us on Tuesday, November 18th from 4:00-5:00pm at 121 S. Main St., Room 245. 

(Distributed October 29, 2014)

Hypertension Risk Rises Closer to Major Roadways

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure. The Brown University-led analysis of data from 5,400 post-menopausal women in the San Diego metropolitan area found that women who lived within 100 meters of a highway or major arterial road had a 22-percent greater risk of hypertension than women who lived at least 1,000 meters away.

(Distributed October 27, 2014)
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