Costa Rica and El Salvador clash over coronavirus testing numbers
A coronavirus war of words broke out between Costa Rica and El Salvador after Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele accused the fellow Central American country of massaging its statistics by deliberately carrying out fewer tests for the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Supernormal Antithrombin Activity Is an Independent Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Sepsis: A Retrospective Observational Study
This study compared mortality rate of patients with sepsis and supernormal AT activity with that of other patients. This retrospective study included patients with sepsis from 42 intensive care units (ICUs) in Japan. Patients were included if their AT activity was measured on ICU admission, and if they did not receive AT concentrate. They were categorized into low, normal, and supernormal with respective AT activity of70% to100%. The primary outcome was hospital in-patient mortality. Nonlinear regression analysis showed that mortality risk gradually increased with AT activity in the supernormal range, but without statistic...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preoperative sepsis is a predictive factor for 30-day mortality after major lower limb amputation among patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans and diabetes
Conclusion(s): This study suggests that cases resulting in amputation due to ASO pathology alone might have poor prognosis and that preoperative sepsis can increase perioperative mortality; hence, the decision to amputate must be considered before the development of sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do probiotics promote oral health during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances? A systematic review
ConclusionsSupplementation of orthodontic patients with probiotics did not affect the development of inflammation in the gingivae and decalcification in the enamel. Additional RCTs, with longer intervention and follow-up periods, and involving different combinations of probiotic strains are required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Improving Timely Recognition and Treatment of Sepsis in the Pediatric ICU
Conclusion(s): Implementation of multidisciplinary sepsis huddles and an automated CDS alert in the PICU led to an improvement in days between delayed sepsis recognition and a significant improvement in time to antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statistics on obesity-related hospital admissions in England in 2018-19
Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England, 2020 is an annual compendium of new information, including hospital admissions and prescription items, and previously published information such as obesity prevalence among adults and children. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mixtures researchers have new tool for health effects studies
This advance is part of the NIEHS focus on statistical methods to assess how real-world exposures to chemical mixture affect human health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New Stadtman researcher joins the ranks
Kyle Messier brings his expertise in spatiotemporal statistical models to toxicological studies. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Comparison of Fluoride Release in Conventional Glass-Ionomer Cements with a New Mechanical Mixing Cement
Conclusions: A mechanical mixing was the material with the more constant fluoride release and after recharge showed the highest fluoride release which make it an important benefit for clinicians. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Needless care home deaths can be prevented if staff get safety kit, says UNISON
Responding to figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics showing care home deaths linked to coronavirus have increased by more than 2,500 in a week, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Each of these deaths is a tragedy for the families who have lost a loved one. “It’s not too late to save lives. The rate of infection can be reduced if care workers have proper access to protective kit. “This would help stop the virus spreading between residents or being brought in from outside. “But this can only happen if the government and employers ens...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release care homes coronavirus deaths PPE Source Type: news

Snubbing local expertise in favour of private Covid-19 tracing is a disaster | Donna Hall
Councils have been crucial in tackling coronavirus. It ’s dangerous of the government to dismiss their expertise nowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDuring a global pandemic, the effects we really feel are local. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on communities, particularly poor communities. People have lost grandparents, parents and children, uncles, aunts, sisters and brothers. The daily government press conference reveals statistics but every single one is a person, a much-loved human being, not a faceless number or a component of a herd.Key workers in local government know th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Donna Hall Tags: Local government Society UK news Politics Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Public services policy Society Professionals Source Type: news

Britain's coronavirus death toll may be 34% higher
Death certificate data from the Office for National Statistics also showed that one in five of all coronavirus victims in England and Wales up to April 24 were people who died in care homes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Impact of New Corona Virus and Population Issues
By Osamu KusumotoTOKYO, May 5 2020 (IPS) The new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc across the world, as the number of infections and deaths rapidly rise. It has the potential to infect anybody regardless of age or gender. There are grave concerns that the economic fallout from COVID-19 may be comparable to that of the Great Depression. According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are 2,064,668 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 137,124 deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19). In Japan as of noon April 15, there were 8,100 cases of COVID-19 , 119 deaths, and 901 patients discharged ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Osamu Kusumoto Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Safely relaxing social distancing comes down to numbers
(Queensland University of Technology) Your house number could be the key to the safe relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions if governments follow a new exit strategy proposal published today in the British Medical Journal. Co-authored by QUT statistician Professor Adrian Barnett, the paper proposes the use of an 'odds-and-evens' approach to allowing people to head back to work and enjoy other activities after weeks of lockdown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SFU epidemiologist awarded Genome B.C. grant to develop COVID-19 statistical tool
(Simon Fraser University) SFU professor Caroline Colijn ’ s research and data modelling to map the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia has helped her procure funding from Genome B.C., a non-profit research organization that leads genomics innovation on Canada ’ s West Coast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Wuhan coronavirus has now killed TWICE as many Americans as two full years of the regular flu; fatality rate in Michigan approaches 10%
(Natural News) In the last flu season, the regular (influenza) flu killed a little over 34,000 Americans, according to CDC statistics. As of today, the coronavirus has now killed over 69,000 Americans — more than double the deaths from the seasonal flu for an entire year. That means the coronavirus has killed more Americans in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche Scores EUA for COVID-19 Antibody Test
There were some pretty significant developments in the world of COVID-19 that occurred over the weekend. One of these developments was Roche Diagnostics being granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test. The antibody or serology test is designed to help determine if a patient has been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and if the patient has developed antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. Roche said it has already started shipping the new antibody test to laboratories worldwide and will ramp up production capacity to high double-digit millions per month to serve healthcare systems in count...
Source: MDDI - May 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: COVID-19 IVD Source Type: news

The Guardian view on declining happiness: it ’s not all bad news | Editorial
It ’s no surprise that the virus is making us anxious. Nor that some groups and people are far worse affected than others“The undisguised brutality of our time is weighing heavily upon us. Tomorrow she is to be cremated, our poor Sunday child!”So wrote Sigmund Freud in January 1920, two days after his 27-year-old daughter Sophie died of Spanish flu (due to travel restrictions, he had not been allowed to visit during her illness). Just as during the global pandemic of a century ago, for bereaved families these are desperately sad times, and the enforced separations can feel like salt rubbed into wounds. In...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Happiness indices Mental health Anxiety Sigmund Freud Psychology UK news NHS Source Type: news

Statistics for nutrition research - SPSS
This 90 minute webinar will see Dr Keren Papier utilsing SPSS software to  cover and explain: -An Introduction to basic statistical concepts and tests-Study design and sampling-Data handling-Data analysis and model selection-Other concepts  The webinar will not see any live demonstrations delivered, instead screen shot images from pre-completed demonstrations will be utilised to ensure that all topics can be covered within the 90 minutes.  Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 12:00 toThursday, 31 December, 2020 - 20:30United Kingdom (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 4, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Will Coronavirus Be the Death or Salvation of Big Plastic?
It was supposed to be a blockbuster moment for the U.S. plastic industry. With an abundance of cheap natural gas at hand, thanks to the country’s fracking boom, U.S. energy giants were pouring billions of dollars into building new plants to turn that gas into plastic. As the world was poised to slowly turn away from fossil fuels as an energy source, plastic seemed to be a feasible replacement and possibly even a potential cash cow—overseas, demand for plastic was projected to explode in the coming decades. But the rosy projections may not be panning out. With the oil industry in freefall, and a pandemic grippin...
Source: TIME: Science - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zoë Schlanger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

COVID-19 Deaths Before A Vaccine?
By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, May 4 2020 (IPS) How many COVID-19 deaths will occur before a vaccine becomes available worldwide? As with many seemingly simple questions about an uncertain future, the proper answer to that important query is: “it depends”. The total worldwide number of deaths from COVID-19 before a vaccine, reported to be nearly a quarter-million at the end of April and amounting to a five-fold increase since the start of April, is hard to predict. It depends on a host of critical factors, many of which are not well understood and are changing rapidly. In the absence of a vaccine and limited success...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The influence of the privatization process on accident rates in the forestry sector in Poland - Grzywi ński W, Skonieczna J, Jelonek T, Tomczak A.
The aim of this paper is to analyze the changes in accident rates resulting from the privatization of forest operations. Data from the years 1990-2017 were obtained from the Statistical Forestry Yearbooks issued by Statistics Poland, and were analyzed for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates, by State - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018 -
In 2018, the U.S. suicide rate was 14.2 per 100,000 standard population, with rates varying by state. The five states with the highest age-adjusted suicide rates were Wyoming (25.2), New Mexico (25.0), Montana (24.9), Alaska (24.6), and Idaho (23.9). T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

COVID-19: Admissions to Hospital and Care Homes, CEBM
In the daily Cabinet Office coronavirus briefings, The UK Government now publishes NHS England datasets on Hospital Acute Trusts from major emergency departments that provide a consultant-led 24-hour service (a type 1 A&E). Data from 2 External 0 0 0 care homes false https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/covid-19-number-of-outbreaks-in-care-homes-management-information true false%> shows that 4,516 out of 15,517 care homes (29%) in England have confirmed or suspected outbreaks of COVID. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Journalists Attacks Rise Amid Coronavirus Crisis
[Nation] Cases of journalists getting attacked in the course of duty have increased in the wake of Covid-19, with statistics showing that 22 violations took place between March and April. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in Small Island Developing States
An undersea restaurant in the Maldives, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS)By Pamela Coke-HamiltonGENEVA, May 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to contain its diffusion are taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a contraction of the tourism sector by 20% to 30% in 2020. This estimate is likely to be conservative for countries relying on foreign tourists, as the recent data on daily air traffic indicate a drop of almost 80% since January 2020. While many economic sectors are expecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pamela Coke-Hamilton Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Combining mouse and human data uncovers new gene regulating cholesterol
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) By combining the fine-grained detail available from animal studies with the statistical power of genetic studies involving hundreds of thousands of human genomes, researchers have discovered a new gene involved in regulating the body's cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Keller @ Large: Liz Walker Says Impact Of Coronavirus ‘ Devastating ’ In Roxbury
ROXBURY (CBS) – Coronavirus has had a large impact on communities of color. In Massachusetts, Roxbury is no exception. Data released by the City of Boston shows that the black population in the city, about 25% of the population, makes up about 40% of coronavirus cases. Statistics show the Latino population is suffering from higher infection rates as well. Political analyst Jon Keller talked to Liz Walker, former WBZ-TV anchor and current senior pastor at Roxbury Presbyterian Church. Walker said in her church community “everybody knows somebody who is suffering from this.” Keller @ Large: Part 2   Wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Keller @ Large Syndicated Local Coronavirus Jon Keller Keller At Large Liz Walker Roxbury News Source Type: news

Interactive map shows location of hundreds of UK locations that have managed to avoid a fatality
An interactive map using data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed hundreds of towns and villages which have avoided a single Covid-19 fatality during the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why there are lies, damned lies...and coronavirus death statistics
Social media is awash with data and graphs, which all seem to point to the same grim conclusion: that the UK is one of worst affected countries, with our virus death toll approaching a chilling 30,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statistical regularities across trials bias attentional selection - Li AS, Theeuwes J.
Previous studies have shown that attentional selection can be biased toward locations that are likely to contain a target and away from locations that are likely to contain a distractor. It is assumed that through statistical learning, participants are abl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Machine learning based suicide prediction for military personnel - Lin GM, Nagamine M, Yang SN, Tai YM, Lin C, Sato H.
Military personnel have greater psychological stress and are at higher suicide attempt risk compared with the general population. High mental stress may cause suicidal ideations which are crucially driving suicide attempts. However, traditional statistical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Head injury deaths on the rise - Kuehn BM.
Fall-related head injury deaths in the United States increased by 17% from 2008 to 2017, according to a CDC report. Using the National Vital Statistics System, the authors analyzed death certificate data from all 50 states and the District of Colum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Interactive map shows fatalities by postcode
The map, created by the Office for National Statistics, shows deprived regions in England and Wales are suffering 55 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to 25 deaths in affluent areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New areas emerge as hotspots for ‘excess deaths’
New areas have emerged as hotspots for excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis of care home statistics by HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The full picture: Why we need more demographic data on COVID-19
By now, we ’re all familiar with the immense strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our health care system, with many medical facilities across the country overburdened by high demand and limited supply as they attempt to deal with an influx of affected patients.But the crisis has also highlighted other health care challenges, including those related to health equity and the striking disparity in risk and outcomes among racial and ethnic groups. Current data show, for instance, that African Americans and Latinos are much more likely than others to be infected and die from the disease. Still, demographic informati...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Puerto Rico to partially reopen despite coronavirus concerns
Puerto Rico is taking its first tentative steps in relaxing a nearly two-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic, while health officials warn that the U.S. territory is relying on faulty statistics and has not yet seen its peak of cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Soligenix Announces Positive Phase 3 FLASH Study Demonstrates Increased Efficacy with Continued Treatment in Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
SGX301 treatment response continues to demonstrate highly statistically significant improvement after 12 weeks of therapy Response rate in patients receiving a total of 12 weeks treatment increased two and a half-fold Reinforces positive SGX301 prima... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Soligenix, synthetic hypericin, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Science and Engineering State Profiles : Spring 2020 Update
Updated data for Science and Engineering State Profiles are now available. This product provides state-level rankings and totals of science and engineering data for the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The data tool allows users to compare state profiles for up to seven states or download the entire data set. Science and Engineering State Profiles is produced by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of 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 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Precision measurement of the neutral pion lifetime
The explicit breaking of the axial symmetry by quantum fluctuations gives rise to the so-called axial anomaly. This phenomenon is solely responsible for the decay of the neutral pion 0 into two photons (), leading to its unusually short lifetime. We precisely measured the decay width of the process. The differential cross sections for 0 photoproduction at forward angles were measured on two targets, carbon-12 and silicon-28, yielding , where stat. denotes the statistical uncertainty and syst. the systematic uncertainty. We combined the results of this and an earlier experiment to generate a weighted average of . Our final ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Larin, I., Zhang, Y., Gasparian, A., Gan, L., Miskimen, R., Khandaker, M., Dale, D., Danagoulian, S., Pasyuk, E., Gao, H., Ahmidouch, A., Ambrozewicz, P., Baturin, V., Burkert, V., Clinton, E., Deur, A., Dolgolenko, A., Dutta, D., Fedotov, G., Feng, J., G Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

E9 Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials
International Council on Harmonisation - Efficacy (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Remdesivir Shows Promising Results as a Coronavirus Treatment, According to Drug Manufacturer Gilead
Gilead, a California-based biopharmaceutical company, released two encouraging reports about remdesivir, an experimental drug that is being tested as a COVID-19 treatment. In one statement, the company said that a large study of remdesivir “met its primary endpoint”: meaning, in this case, that the researchers have concluded that hospitalized patients taking the drug appear to improve faster than patients given a placebo. The study is run by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and involves severe patients at multiple centers across th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Care home deaths may exceed hospital fatalities
Sir David Spiegelhalter, a Cambridge University statistician, warned that while deaths in hospitals have been steadily decreasing, outbreaks in homes may not have peaked yet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'So what?': Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil's rising coronavirus death toll
Outrage at president ’s response to news that more than 5,000 people have lost their livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 5,000 Brazilians have lost their lives to the coronavirus – even more people than in China, if its official statistics are to be believed.But on Tuesday night Brazil ’s president shrugged off the news. “So what?”Jair Bolsonaro told reporters when asked about the record 474 deaths that day. “I’m sorry. What do you want me to do?”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro Tags: Brazil Jair Bolsonaro Americas World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Human Development: Exploring Global Preparedness and Vulnerability
Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Published: 4/29/2020. This five-page report provides two data dashboards that highlight the huge disparities in countries ’ abilities to cope with and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. They provide statistics about preparedness of countries to respond to COVID-19, and vulnerability to pandemics. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 21,731 but could be 55% higher
Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics shows thousands of people are dying of COVID-19 in care homes but not being included in the Government's death toll. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ecuador mortuary statistics show coronavirus deaths dramatically underreported; real number could be as high as 10,000
(Natural News) When you hear the statistics on coronavirus deaths from other countries, you might wonder what some places are doing to see such low numbers. In Ecuador, for example, just 245 official coronavirus deaths were reported in the Guayas province from March 1 and April 15. That sounds pretty good, right? Not so fast.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the Hunger Surge Caused by the COVID-19 Recession to Mitigate It Before It Is Too Late
For many people agriculture is the only means of survival, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Marco V. Sánchez CantilloROME, Apr 28 2020 (IPS) Many uncertainties haunt the world’s campaign to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is now sure: Global economic activity will suffer greatly, with large-scale consequences for the incomes and welfare of all, but especially for the most vulnerable food import-dependent countries. In the absence of timely and effective policy responses, this will exacerbate an already unwelcome increase i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marco V. Sanchez Cantillo Tags: Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Clinical and radiographic evaluation of the Periodontium with biologic width invasion
The objective of the present study was to correlate radiographic findings of biologic width invasion with the periodontium status.MethodsIt were included 14 patients with restored teeth with biological width invasion, on the proximal sites, observed clinically and radiographically. 122 proximal sites were evaluated, 61 in the test group (biological width invasion) and 61 in the control group (adequate biological width). Smokers and patients presenting periodontal disease or restorations with contact in eccentric movements, horizontal over-contour or secondary caries were excluded from the sample. The invasion of the biolog...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions : Fiscal Year 2018
Tables present FY 2018 data on federal obligations to academic and nonprofit institutions for science and engineering research and development. Data include science and engineering support by type of activity, as well as ranking by state, agency, and individual institution. Data are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions by 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 28, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news