At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers interviewed 30 white and 20 black women at high risk for breast cancer due to family history and other factors. […]

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Virtual Doctor Visits Get High Marks in New Survey

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — The quality of your care won’t suffer if you choose video visits with your doctor, a new study suggests. It included 254 patients and 61 health care providers who participated in virtual video visits offered by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The appointments are conducted online, using […]

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Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Do you shy away from risky business or cast caution aside and go for it? Either way, your answer could come from your DNA. Scientists have identified more than 100 genetic variants linked with risk-taking, according to a groundbreaking new study. “Genetic variants that are associated with […]

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Ditch Your Leisure To-Do List

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — If the fun is often missing from your social activities or play feels like work, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have an explanation: You’re probably overplanning. With so many demands on your time, precise scheduling might be the only way to accomplish everything you want. […]

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