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Emotions expressed on Twitter may predict CV risk in communities

January 24, 2015

A new study suggested that it may be feasible to capture community psychological characteristics through social media. Further, these characteristics appear to be strong markers of CV mortality at the community level, according to research published in Psychological Science.

“Hostility and chronic stress are known risk factors for heart disease, but they are costly to assess on a large scale. We used language expressed on Twitter to characterize community level psychological correlates of age-adjusted mortality from atherosclerotic heart disease,” researchers from the World Well-Being Project wrote.

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Emotions expressed on Twitter may predict CV risk in communities

January 24, 2015
A new study suggested that it may be feasible to capture community psychological characteristics through social media. Further, these characteristics…
In the Journals

Impact of residential segregation on CV risk varied by race, ethnicity

January 23, 2015
The association between residential segregation and CV risk varied by race or ethnicity, according to new findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of…
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New research demonstrates that the effects of dalcetrapib on atherosclerotic outcomes may be affected by polymorphisms on the ADCY9 gene.Dalcetrapib…
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