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Identification of ten variants associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer

Nature Genetics, Monday, October 23, 2017

GWAS have identified 107 SNPs that are independently associated with breast cancer risk.

Loaded Handgun Carrying Among US Adults, 2015

American Journal of Public Health, Thursday, October 19, 2017

To determine the frequency of loaded handgun carrying among US adult handgun owners, characterize those who carry, and examine concealed carrying by state concealed carry laws.

Use of firearms in terrorist attacks differences between the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand

JAMA Internal Medicine, Friday, October 6, 2017

Although firearms are used in only a small proportion of terrorist attacks, these highly publicized events shed light on access to weapons and mass shootings.

Brief Report: Dapivirine vaginal ring use does not diminish the effectiveness of hormonal contraception

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Sunday, October 1, 2017

This study evaluated the potential for a clinically relevant drug–drug interaction with concomitant use of a dapivirine vaginal ring, a novel antiretroviral-based HIV-1 prevention strategy, and hormonal contraception by exami

Up For A Challenge (U4C): Stimulating innovation in breast cancer genetic epidemiology

PLOS Genetics, Thursday, September 28, 2017

Breast cancer remains a major public health burden, with an estimated 252,710 new cases and 40,610 deaths among women in the United States in 2017.

A mobile breast cancer survivorship care app: Pilot study

JMIR Cancer, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cancer survivors living in rural areas experience unique challenges due to additional burdens, such as travel and limited access to specialists.

Mixed neuropathologies and associations with domain-specific cognitive decline

Neurology, Friday, September 22, 2017

This study tested whether decline in specific cognitive domains associated with Alzheimer disease neuropathologic change (ADNC) is modified by co-occurrence of other neuropathologies such as Lewy body disease (LBD) or vascula

Natural history of HPV infection across the lifespan: Role of viral latency

Viruses, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Large-scale epidemiologic studies have been invaluable for elaboration of the causal relationship between persistent detection of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the development of invasive cervical cancer.

Diabetes treatments and risks of adverse breast cancer outcomes among early stage breast cancer patients: A SEER-Medicare analysis

Cancer Research, Thursday, September 21, 2017

The widely prescribed diabetes medicine metformin has been reported to lower the risk of incident breast cancer, but it is unclear if it affects malignant progression after diagnosis.

Risk of glucose intolerance and gestational diabetes mellitus in relation to maternal habitual snoring during early pregnancy

PLOS, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or habitual snoring is known to be associated with impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes among both men and non-pregnant women.