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  2x2 Epidemiology News from Columbia University  
MAY 2017
Understanding breast density
Understanding breast density
Two new studies explore mammographic breast density: how it’s understood by patients and how it can help predict breast cancer risk
Atypical CFS
Scientists discover biological evidence of "atypical" Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Defining subgroups may help clinicians identify and treat the complex, debilitating disease also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS
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Pubertal timing in girls
What the hygiene hypothesis is telling us about early puberty
Through a Provost's Diversity Grant, Jasmine McDonald is exploring the connection between childhood infections and pubertal timing in girls
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Dusky pipistrelle bat
MERS-like coronavirus identified in Ugandan bat
New virus not likely to spread to humans
Swim lesson
Individuals with autism at substantially heightened risk for injury death
Drowning is the leading cause of death for autistic children; researchers recommend providing swimming classes immediately following diagnosis
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Heroin use
Heroin use rises significantly among young whites
Large increases in heroin use seen in men with low income and education
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Epidemiology in the news
A national security health hazard
U.S. News & World Report

How the Trump budget undercuts security risks posed by pandemics
The Conversation

Gunshot injuries cost at least $6.6 billion in US over eight year span, study finds
ABC News

A staggering increase in U.S. heroin use has hit young, white men the hardest
The Washington Post

In the Bronx, heroin woes never went away
The New York Times
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