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Opioid overdose deaths 85% higher in areas with auto plant closures, study finds

An exterior view of the GM Lordstown Plant on November 26, 2018 in Lordstown, Ohio. Jeff Swensen | Getty Images Adults in the U.S. are far more likely to die from opioid overdoses if they live in an area where an automobile assembly plant closed in the past five years, according to new research published… Read More »

McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro… Read More »

Landmark Apple Watch AFib study yields mixed results

Dive Brief: Final results from the landmark Apple Heart Study, which studied if a heart-rate pulse sensor can be used to identify atrial fibrillation, were published by Stanford University researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The Apple-funded study that began with roughly 419,000 volunteers found a low likelihood of getting an… Read More »

Magnetic Scanner Small Enough for Kids to Study Brain Development

As kids grow, their brains undergo a development process that is poorly understood. Children can have short attention spans, move around a lot, and are not easy to get into and then keep still inside a stationary scanner. Now, a collaboration of scientists from University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, and University College London has… Read More »