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Columbia University scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 diseases that correlated with the season of birth. Overall, the study indicated people born in May had the lowest disease risk, and those born in October the highest.

Read more: http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2015/06/08/data-scientists-find-connections-between-birth-month-and-health/

Tagged under: Disease (Cause Of Death),Health (Industry),Bioinformatics (Field Of Study),Health Care (Industry),Biology (Media Genre),Medicine (Field Of Study),Asthma (Disease Or Medical Condition),Cardiovascular Disease (Disease Or Medical Condition),Neurological Disorder (Disease Or Medical Condition)

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