Nation’s health by the numbers can be found at CDC-affiliated blog
The National Center for Health Statistics compiles and releases tons of data on such issues as coronavirus deaths, drug overdoses, mental health and others. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Climate Change Is the Biggest Story on Earth. So Why Can ’t Hollywood Make Good TV Shows and Movies About It?
Last summer, I wrote a short story entitled Rat Island, set in a post-pandemic United States. In it, the rule of law and social order have broken down, with mobs roaming the streets of Los Angeles. A wealthy group of people stand on top of a skyscraper, waiting for the helicopter that will whisk them away, but the crowd storms the building, desperate to board. In the fall of 2020 my agent reported a surprising amount of interest from Hollywood in adapting my story for the screen—but this cooled off after the presidential election, when there appeared to be real danger of a coup, and came to a complete halt with the s...
Source: TIME: Science - April 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jo Nesbø Tags: Uncategorized climate change Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Statistical Definition of Development Clarified : Effect on Reported Federal R & D Totals
There are two main sources of official information on federal government research and development funding : the Analytical Perspectives report accompanying the president ’ s annual proposal for the Budget of the U.S. Government, issued by the Office of Management and Budget ( OMB ) , and the Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics ( NCSES ) within the National Science Foundation. This InfoBrief examines recent attempts to harmonize these data sources ’ statistical definition of federal spending on R&D and notes a substantial decline ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - April 16, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Differences in national food security best explained by household income, not agriculture
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) One of the most comprehensive statistical analyses of drivers of food insecurity across 65 countries has concluded that household income consistently explains more discrepancy in food security than any other factor, including agricultural land resources and production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

England's Covid outbreak is STILL shrinking, official statistics reveal
Professor Tim Spector, an epidemiologist at King's College London, said data suggested Britain was beginning to see 'herd immunity taking effect'. Other stats also pointed to a shrinking outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Impact of Clinical Decision Support Alerts on Clostridioides difficile Testing: A Systematic Review, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Conclusions The use of electronic alerts for diagnostic stewardship for C. difficile was associated with reductions in CDI testing, the proportion of inappropriate CDI testing, and rates of CDI in most studies. However, broader concerns related to alerts remain understudied, including unintended adverse consequences and alert fatigue. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Basic Education On Statistics of Teacher Vacancies in the Country
[Govt of SA] Basic Education Department sets record straight on teacher vacancies (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 1 April to 7 April 2021, DHSC (published 15th April 2021)
Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 15th April 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 15 April 2021Updated to include information on the change to Northamptonshire LTLA and UTLA; improvement to the methodology for the number of PCR and LFD tests conducted. 8 April 2021Updated to reflect the operational change implemented on 30 March 2021 for confirmatory PCR testing following a positive lateral flow test. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Britons are sticking to 10-day self-isolation following a positive test result, survey finds
The Office for National Statistics found 82 per cent of people who test positive are self-isolating, down from 86 per cent in February. But experts said both figures are likely an 'overestimate'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases fall by 10% in a week in sign Easter DIDN'T cause infections to spike
Department of Health statistics show cases have been pointing downwards over the past few days. It can take at least a week for someone who has the virus to get a positive test result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Dr Hilary says 'you can't rely' on vaccines to provide herd immunity
COVID herd immunity is not on the horizon, warned Dr Hilary. This follows the Office for National Statistics report that nearly 55 percent of the UK population would test positive for coronavirus antibodies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Betting on drones as smart agricultural tools for pesticide use in farms
(Tokyo University of Science) Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Response to Comment on "Circadian rhythms in the absence of the clock gene Bmal1"
Abruzzi et al. argue that transcriptome oscillations found in our study in the absence of Bmal1 are of low amplitude, statistical significance, and consistency. However, their conclusions rely solely on a different statistical algorithm than we used. We provide statistical measures and additional analyses showing that our original analyses and observations are accurate. Further, we highlight independent lines of evidence indicating Bmal1-independent 24-hour molecular oscillations. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ray, S., Valekunja, U. K., Stangherlin, A., Howell, S. A., Snijders, A. P., Damodaran, G., Reddy, A. B. Tags: Physiology t-comment Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. STD Rate at Record High Again
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- Statistics for 2019 -- the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- show that sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in the United States hit a new high again for the sixth... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid-19: More than half of the UK has antibodies but scientists warn earlier immunity is fading
A major Office for National Statistics testing survey today revealed more than 80 per cent of adults aged between 64 and 73 had lifesaving antibodies on March 28 in the UK, but this is declining. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 175 Covid patients are now being admitted to hospital every day in England
NHS England statistics revealed 51 per cent of Covid patients were in younger age groups while 489 per cent were among over-65s who have all been offered at least one dose of the vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's STD Rate at Record High Again: CDC
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- There's another epidemic sweeping the United States: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Statistics for 2019 -- the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- show that STD rates... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting COVID Shots Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting COVID Shots
A KHN examination of state vaccine statistics shows that more women than men have gotten COVID vaccines.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US R & D Increased by $ 51 Billion in 2018, to $ 606 Billion ; Estimate for 2019 Indicates a Further Rise to $ 656 Billion
New data from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation indicate that research and experimental development ( R&D ) performed in the United States totaled $ 606.1 billion in 2018, an increase of about $ 51 billion in current dollars over the 2017 level. The estimated total for 2019, based on performer-reported expectations, is $ 656.0 billion. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - April 13, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

PPE deliveries (England): 5 April to 11 April 2021, DHSC (published 13th April 2021)
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales fall to lowest levels in six months
Office for National Statistics data showed 400 people had the virus mentioned on their death certificates in England and Wales over the week to April 2. This was the lowest level since October. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bausch and Lomb Announces Statistically Significant Topline Results From The First Phase 3 Trial Of NOV03 (perfluorohexyloctane) In Dry Eye Disease Associated With Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
All Primary and Secondary Endpoints Were Achieved LAVAL, QC and HEIDELBERG, Germany, April 13, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bausch & Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology Bausch Health Companies, Bausch & Lomb, Novaliq, perfluorohexyloctane (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Census Bureau: National Advisory Committee
The Census Bureau will hold a virtual public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) on May 6-7, 2021. The NAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including decennial, economic, field operations, information technology, and statistics. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the Census Advisory Committees website. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Thirty-six-month clinical evaluation of posterior high-viscosity bulk-fill resin composite restorations in a high caries incidence population: interim results of a randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsThe 36-month clinical performance of high-viscosity BF resin composites was comparable to conventional incremental-filled resin composites. The FDI criteria better presented the restorations ’ clinical success. However, in the case of failure, both criteria provided the same result.Clinical relevanceHigh-viscosity bulk-fill resin composites showed excellent performance after 36 months in a high caries incidence population. It can be considered a simplified alternative restoration method that reduces operating time and minimizes possible operator errors.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gulags are already forming under the Biden regime, with cruel and unusual treatment of protestors who have opposing political views
(Natural News) After state election laws and ballot adjudication procedures were violated in the 2020 election; after Biden vote hauls were brought in post-election; after statistical anomalies and vote switching was found; and after the U.S. courts and the Congress refused to hear widespread evidence of election fraud and malfeasance; the Biden regime took control... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight linked to risk of second cancer after breast cancer
(Kaiser Permanente) Breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing second primary cancers, according to results from a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK?
There have been many reports but little action: UK university science departments need to do more to fix their serious diversity problem‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problemThe Nobel laureate poet Sir Derek Walcott once said that the English language is nobody ’s special property: “It is the property of the imagination.” Much the same could be said for science. It should be said. Except this isn’t quite so. Not yet.Data on who is doing science has recently been released by the Royal Society, the UK ’s premier scientific academy, us...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aarathi Prasad Tags: Science Technology Black Lives Matter movement Royal Society Higher education Physics Chemistry Source Type: news

The sense of self-dignity of people with mobility disabilities in Poland--a survey report - Grudziewska E, Miko łajczyk M.
This article deals with the issue of the dignity and sense of personal dignity of people with disabilities in Poland. According to Statistics Poland, there are over 4.5 million people with disabilities. Although their situation is the subject of analysis c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

National Patterns of R & D Resources : 2018 – 19 Data Update
This report provides current data on the levels of and key trends in the performance and funding of research and development in the United States, with comparisons to the historical record ( back to 1953 ) . Detailed statistical tables present data on U.S. R&D expenditures by performing sector, source of funds, type of R&D, and state. Data are drawn from five surveys from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - April 9, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Predictors of severe sepsis-related in-hospital mortality based on a multicenter cohort study: The Focused Outcomes Research in Emergency Care in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis, and Trauma study, Medicine
This study aimed to identify prognostic factors for severe sepsis-related in-hospital mortality using the structural equation model (SEM) analysis with statistical causality. Sepsis data from the Focused Outcomes Research in Emergency Care in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis, and Trauma study (FORECAST), a multicenter cohort study, was used. Forty seven observed variables from the database were used to construct 4 latent variables. SEM analysis was performed on these latent variables to analyze the statistical causality among these data. This study evaluated whether the variables had an effect on in-hospital mor...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of SOFA Score, SIRS, qSOFA, and qSOFA + L Criteria in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Sepsis,
Conclusion: The SOFA score was highly sensitive and predictive in the diagnosis of sepsis. The SOFA score had a high discriminative ability to predict emergency and in-hospital mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of the quick sequential organ failure assessment score (qSOFA) and modified early warning score (MEWS) in the pre-hospitalization prediction of sepsis prognosis
In this study, we aimed to assess the use of the quick sequential organ failure assessment score (qSOFA) and modified early warning score (MEWS) scoring systems in emergency health care services for sepsis to predict intensive care hospitalization and 28-day mortality.; Method: Patients who arrived by ambulance at the Emergency Department (ED) of D ışkapı YıldırımBeyazıt Training and Research Hospital between January 2017 and December 2019, and who were diagnosed with sepsis and admitted to the hospital were included in the study. Demographic data and physiological parameters from 112 ambulance case delivery forms w...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary care dentists' management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7- to 16-year-olds: a sequential mixed-methods study
CONCLUSIONS: There is high confidence in managing simple traumatic dental injuries but less for complex injuries. A lack of sufficient financial remuneration associated with the long-term management of dental trauma was the main barrier for dentists to manage these cases.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical records startup raises $17M to grow partnerships with insurers and double workforce
The tech-savvy startup uses machine learning and statistical modeling to transform how doctors use electronic medical records. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Medical records startup raises $17M to grow partnerships with insurers and double workforce
The tech-savvy startup uses machine learning and statistical modeling to transform how doctors use electronic medical records. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Trump-loving Alabama county faces uphill vaccination effort
Statistics show that Winston County ranks last in terms of people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Alabama, which has the country’s lowest inoculation rate (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Job vacancies in evidence synthesis with Cochrane Infectious Diseases group - Liverpool, UK
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane ’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.Two job positions are currently being advertised with the Centre (Research Assistant and Clinical Research Associate in evidence synthesis)...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

More than HALF of people who test positive for Covid have no symptoms
Office for National Statistics data showed 53 per cent of those who had a high viral load in March said they had no warning signs - including a temperature or cough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lilly and Incyte announce results from the Phase 3 COV-BARRIER study of baricitinib in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 1,525 patients did not meet statistical significance on primary endpoint (progression to non-invasive ventilation or invasive mechanical ventilation or death) Data showed 38% reduction in mortality b... Biopharmaceuticals Eli Lilly, Incyte , baricitinib, OLUMIANT, COVID-19 (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deaths are falling quickest in over-80s in England and Wales, ONS statistics show
Office for National Statistics estimates showed there were 379 fatalities in the final week of March compared to 5,354 at the peak of the second wave in January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 25 March to 31 March 2021, DHSC (published 8th April 2021)
Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 8th April 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 8 April 2021Updated to reflect the operational change implemented on 30 March 2021 for confirmatory PCR testing following a positive lateral flow test. 1 April 2021Updated to include information on care home tests by staff, resident, visitors and visiting professionals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England), DHSC (updated 8th April 2021)
Experimental statistics from the NHS Test and Trace service and related documents. 8 April 2021Added latest report to collection. 26 March 2021Add links to ONS Test and Trace Cases Insights Survey results under'Supporting information'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimated transmissibility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England
A severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant, VOC 202012/01 (lineage B.1.1.7), emerged in southeast England in September 2020 and is rapidly spreading toward fixation. Using a variety of statistical and dynamic modeling approaches, we estimate that this variant has a 43 to 90% (range of 95% credible intervals, 38 to 130%) higher reproduction number than preexisting variants. A fitted two-strain dynamic transmission model shows that VOC 202012/01 will lead to large resurgences of COVID-19 cases. Without stringent control measures, including limited closure of educational institutions and a greatly ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Davies, N. G., Abbott, S., Barnard, R. C., Jarvis, C. I., Kucharski, A. J., Munday, J. D., Pearson, C. A. B., Russell, T. W., Tully, D. C., Washburne, A. D., Wenseleers, T., Gimma, A., Waites, W., Wong, K. L. M., van Zandvoort, K., Silverman, J. D., CMMID Tags: Epidemiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

PPE deliveries (England): 29 March to 4 April 2021, DHSC (published 7th April 2021)
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda
Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of COVID-19 spending. Credit: WaterAid / Apagnawen AnnankraBy Helen HamiltonLONDON, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. The World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Hamilton Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Losing weight through exercise
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Worldwide 39 percent of the adults were overweight in 2016, according to statistics of the World Health Organization. Concurrently millions of people want to lose weight. One way to do this is exercising. But what influence does sport have on (direct) eating habits? Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Nebraska (USA) have now investigated this question for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study
Alkhader M, Hudieb M, Kheirallah K. Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study. Indian J Dent Res 2020;31:883-7   ABSTRACTObjectives: The aim of this study was to assess the visibility of mandibular canal (MC) on cone beam CT (CBCT) images using a medical review monitor under two different calibration modes. The effect of age, gender, and location of the dental implant site was also assessed. Materials and Methods: CBCT images of 428 dental implant sites were selected for the study. Images were displayed twice on ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Africa: Drawing The Line On Malaria
[allAfrica] A recent survey conducted by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Gallup International shows that African youth are determined to end malaria. Conducted across six countries - Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa - the findings reveal that 9 in 10 youth in Africa believe that we can have an impact against the disease. These statistics come as light at a dark time in the malaria response due to the socioeconomic recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has sw (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news