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.
Liiu lab/Brown UniversityA new study of genetic and health information from more than 15,000 women uncovered several potential ways that type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease may be related at the level of genes, proteins, and fundamental physiology. Research appears in Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics. https://news.brown.edu/articles/2014/10/cardiobetes
Ebola has a lot of company. In a novel database now made publicly available, Brown University researchers found that since 1980 the world has seen an increasing number of infectious disease outbreaks from an increasing number of sources. The good news, however, is that they are affecting a shrinking proportion of the world population.
Ebola is a serious disease. It can often be deadly to humans. Because of this, many people are concerned about Ebola. However, if you live in the United States, it’s very unlikely that you will be infected with the disease.
Life-saving overdose toolkitJody Rich and Traci Green, both medical faculty members in the department of epidemiology and experts in overdose, contributed to a new U.S. Department of Justice toolkit aimed at helping law enforcement agencies use the overdose death-preventing drug naloxone.
A new study that measured “dispositional mindfulness” along with seven indicators of cardiovascular health found that persons reporting higher degrees of awareness of their present feelings and experiences had better health. The research suggests that interventions to improve mindfulness could benefit cardiovascular health, an idea researchers can test. Findings reported in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
On Tuesday, October 14, the Brown University School of Public Health hosted a SOPHAS site visit. Ms. Karen Astle, Vice President, Program Partnerships , Liaison International and Ms. Allison Foster, ASPPH deputy executive director, presented about participating in SOPHAS.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — 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.