Statistical model helps predict when high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes will occur

One of the promises of new methods of personalized medicine is that individual risks for diseases can be assessed using large DNA datasets. But many diseases are highly multifactorial, meaning that genetic risk factors are spread throughout the DNA. Finding these elusive connections and constructing a reliable and trackable statistical model from them is the […]

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Falcons sign Ryan Becker

The Falcons added another tight end to their roster, announcing on Tuesday that they’ve signed Ryan Becker. The Cardinals signed Becker as an undrafted free agent out of SMU last year, but cut him toward the end of training camp. Becker appeared in 46 games for SMU, making 16 receptions for 198 yards with five […]

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Gender-affirming treatment impacts cholesterol levels

Gender-affirming hormone treatments caused cholesterol levels to increase for transfeminine individuals and to decrease for transmasculine individuals, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, the Potocsnak Family Professor in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, chief of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and a professor of Preventive Medicine, was […]

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JD Sports resumes dividends and ramps up warehouse space post-Brexit

Britain’s biggest sportswear retailer JD Sports (JD.L) on Tuesday forecast profit growth this year and announced plans to ramp up warehouse capacity to fulfil online orders and minimise disruptions from Brexit. The company, known for its sneakers and athleisure products, also said it would resume dividend payments after beating analysts expectations for profit for the […]

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