Medical economics

Income, healthy food access linked to life expectancy

Income and healthy food accessibility are associated with life expectancy, with the lowest life expectancy in low-income/low-access census tracts, according to a study published online June 28 in the Journal of Urban Health.


Encouraging findings for Batten disease drug

The FDA-approved, lipid-lowering medication gemfibrozil may prevent the progression of juvenile Batten disease, according to researchers at RUSH. Results from the study were recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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