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Stomach bug hit-and-run

July 24, 2020

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori colonizes the stomach in half of the world’s population and increases the risk of gastric cancer.

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Criteria for lung cancer screens may be expanded

July 24, 2020

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening by lowering the age from 55 to 50 and reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20.

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Progression of inflammatory lung disease analyzed

April 01, 2020

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center interim analysis shows that there appears to be a considerable length of time before a subset of people develop inflammatory, scarring lung diseases where there is radiologically detectable evidence they will develop lung disease.

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Questions and answers on epidemiology of COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Though he specializes in chronic disease, epidemiologist Qi Dai, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine, has been closely following the international scientific literature on SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). He answered questions on March 19, when total U.S.

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