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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
 
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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
 
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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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