County where people live may predict some cardiovascular death by race, ethnicity

DALLAS, March 3, 2021 — The association between race and ethnicity and specific characteristics of some U.S. counties may have a significant impact on death rates related to cardiovascular disease, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular disease…

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Study links kidney stones with bone problems

In an analysis of nationwide data from the Veterans Health Administration, approximately one-quarter of individuals with kidney stones had a diagnosis of osteoporosis or bone fracture around the time of their kidney stone diagnosis. The findings are published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Investigators identified 531,431 patients with kidney stone disease between…

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Forecast: the impacts of vaccines and variants on the U.S. COVID trajectory

In a report summary released today Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist and assistant professor at Lehigh University’s College of Health includes probabilistic forecasts of the impact of vaccines and variants on the U.S. COVID trajectory over the next few weeks. The goal of the report, says McAndrew, is “to support public health officials, infectious disease…

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