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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Can a Bad Neighborhood Give You Cancer?

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Poor access to screening and therapy is clearly an important factor. But according to a novel collaboration between sociologists and biologists, the strain of living in some of the toughest neighbourhoods in the US may cause biological changes that lead directly to earlier deaths.

Just a jaw-dropping New Scientist story about a study by current and former University of Chicago researchers on connections between bad neighborhoods, stress, and poor health (via Progress Illinois).

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