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What’s Your Heart Age?

| September 29, 2015 Comment

What’s Your Heart Age? Your heart may be older than you are! Here’s how you can find out! As part of the Framingham Heart Study, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Boston University have come up with a calculator that uses your actual age, systolic blood pressure, body-mass index (BMI), and other factors to […]

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Your Birth Month May Affect Your Health

| June 9, 2015 Comment

Your Birth Month May Affect Your Health – The month you were born may now help doctors identify what diseases you might be at risk for. Columbia University researchers, led by Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Columbia’s Data Science Institute, came up with a […]

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What’s Luck Got to Do with Cancer?

| January 2, 2015 Comment

What’s luck got to do with cancer – you may well ask, and the answer is, a lot. A new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that many types of cancer are caused by random mutations that occur when cells divide, and not so much by genetics and environmental factors as previously […]

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