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Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease

Ultra-fast new technology to detect bacteria

Ultra-fast new technology to detect bacteria

Overdoses and suicides found to be common reasons for deaths of new mothers

Overdoses and suicides found to be common reasons for deaths of new mothers

Biomarker correlates with prostate cancer aggressiveness and predicts metastasis to bone

Biomarker correlates with prostate cancer aggressiveness and predicts metastasis to bone

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to assess impact of Med-South behavioral weight loss program

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to assess impact of Med-South behavioral weight loss program

New research identifies cellular adaptive mechanisms during hypoxic conditions

New research identifies cellular adaptive mechanisms during hypoxic conditions

Doctors urge hospitals to reconsider the type of fluids used to treat children with sepsis

Doctors urge hospitals to reconsider the type of fluids used to treat children with sepsis

Gender differences in manifestation of diseases lead to poorer diagnosis and treatment in women

Gender differences in manifestation of diseases lead to poorer diagnosis and treatment in women

Almost 3 million deaths linked to low fruit and vegetable intake, warns study

Almost 3 million deaths linked to low fruit and vegetable intake, warns study

High levels of abdominal and thigh fat linked with increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

High levels of abdominal and thigh fat linked with increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Research shows possibility to shift the circadian rhythm of 'night owls'

Research shows possibility to shift the circadian rhythm of 'night owls'

Bariatric surgery patients at higher risk of death from substance use problems

Bariatric surgery patients at higher risk of death from substance use problems

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

'Weekend effect' mortality rate in hospitals not a reliable indicator of care quality

'Weekend effect' mortality rate in hospitals not a reliable indicator of care quality

UA physician-scientist receives grant to study sleep apnea and heart health

UA physician-scientist receives grant to study sleep apnea and heart health

Childhood abuse may cause more hot flashes, study reveals

Childhood abuse may cause more hot flashes, study reveals

Home-based exercise program reduces subsequent falls in high-risk seniors

Home-based exercise program reduces subsequent falls in high-risk seniors

Poor sleep associated with high blood pressure

Poor sleep associated with high blood pressure