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Article ID: 711629

People with heart disease at risk when pharmacies close

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications — like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants — that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits. Declines in adherence — including the complete discontinuation of medication — were highest among people using independent pharmacies, filling all their prescriptions at a single store, or living in low-access neighborhoods with fewer pharmacies.

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Article ID: 711323

Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

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15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 711577

Late dinner and no breakfast is a killer combination

European Society of Cardiology

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack. That's the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

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18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    17-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711138

Increased Screen Time in Preschool Is Linked to Inattention

PLOS

Screen time above a two-hour threshold at five years of age is associated with an increased risk of clinically relevant externalizing problems such as inattention, according to a study published April 17 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Piush Mandhane of the University of Alberta, and colleagues.

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11-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 711454

Healthy Hearts Need Two Proteins Working Together

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. These proteins, stress hormone receptors known as the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), act in concert to help support heart health.

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16-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711401

Harvard Geneticist to Receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Christine Seidman, MD, whose lab has identified the genetic causes of several human heart diseases including cardiomyopathy (potentially fatal enlargement of the heart) is the recipient of the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced today.

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16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    15-Apr-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711096

FDA added sugar label could be a cost-effective way to improve health, generate savings

Tufts University

The FDA’s mandatory added sugar labeling policy for packaged foods and beverages could generate important health gains and cost-savings for the healthcare system and society, according to a new modeling study led by researchers from Tufts University and the University of Liverpool.

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10-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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