Statistical analyses of clinical trials in haematopoietic cell transplantation or why there is a strong correlation between people drowning after falling out of a fishing boat and marriage rate in Kentucky - Gale RP, Zhang MJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Holding Sweden hostage: firearm-related violence - Khoshnood A.
Swedish as well as foreign publications have reported a sharp increase in firearm-related violence in Sweden. None of these publications, however, combined official statistics from the Swedish police, the National Council for Crime Prevention (NCCP), and t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Use of combat casualty care data to assess the US military trauma system during the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts, 2001-2017 - Howard JT, Kotwal RS, Turner CA, Janak JC, Mazuchowski EL, Butler FK, Stockinger ZT, Holcomb BR, Bono RC, Smith DJ.
IMPORTANCE: Although the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts have the lowest US case-fatality rates in history, no comprehensive assessment of combat casualty care statistics, major interventions, or risk factors has been reported to date after 16 years of conf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Report goes live
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) has released its 2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, which provides detailed information about participation levels in science and engineering (S&E) education and employment. "As the science and engineering community strives to broaden participation in education and careers, we need an accurate ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297944&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do laypersons perceive aesthetic differences between coated and uncoated orthodontic archwires?
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate laypersons ’ aesthetic perceptions of metal archwires with and without aesthetic coating. Three age ranges and both sexes were evaluated.Methods:A volunteer using fixed aesthetic orthodontic appliance was photographed wearing the following archwires: stainless steel, nickel-titanium (NiTi), NiTi coated with epoxy resin and NiTi coated with rhodium. Using a 100-mm visual analog scale, 90 laypersons evaluated the photographs. Sex and age ranges (18-30, 31-45, over 46 years of age) were evaluated. The comparisons between the archwires and between age ranges wer...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Living near green space boosts teenagers ’ mental health, UCLA study finds
Teenagers who live within a few blocks of green space are more likely to have better mental health than teens who don ’t,according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Researchers usedCalifornia Health Interview Survey data from 2011 to 2014,  combined with information from a satellite-generated map showing the density of vegetation. They found that when the level of “greenness” within 350 meters of a home — a radius of approximately two city blocks — is in the top 25 percentile, a teen living in that home is 36 percent less lik ely to have serious psychologi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

David Attenborough Isn ’t Sure We Can Save the Natural World. But at 92, He’s Not Giving Up Trying
It’s the voice you notice first. In person, David Attenborough speaks in the same awestruck hush he has used in dozens of nature documentaries, a crisp half whisper that is often mimicked but seldom matched. Ninety-two years of use may have softened its edges, but still it carries the command of authority. Sitting in his home in the Richmond neighborhood of west London for one in a series of conversations, I feel compelled to drink a second cup of tea when he offers. It somehow seems wrong to say no. In his native U.K., Attenborough is held in the kind of esteem usually reserved for royalty. Over decades–first ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Divorce ’s effect on children’s educational achievement is not a constant
Conventional wisdom holds that when parents divorce, their children ’s educational success can be derailed. But research led by UCLA sociology professor Jennie Brand suggests that divorce’s effect on a child’s education varies widely depending on several factors, especially the family’s socioeconomic status.According to the study, which was published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, children whose schooling is most affected are those whose parents ’ are not statistically likely to divorce, based on socioeconomic status and other factors — typically those that fall into...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Notorious anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr blames teen mental illness on HPV vaccine
When new statistics came out showing continued rises in teen mental illness in the US. Psychologists say it's a social issue, but lawyer and anti-vaxxer Kennedy Jr blamed the shot on Twitter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accuracy of 3D digital modeling of dental arches
Conclusions:The scanning technique had a statistically significant effect on the quality of the scan (p
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Life expectancy gap widens between rich and poor women
Men in least deprived areas of England are also living almost 10 years longer than those in most deprivedThe life expectancy of women in the poorest parts of England has fallen by three months, while that of women in the wealthiest areas rose by almost as much, new figures show.There was a drop of 98 days in life expectancy at birth among women in the most deprived areas between 2012-14 and 2015-17, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Life expectancy for women in the least deprived areas rose by almost 84 days, representing a divergence of around half a year in the length of the lives of the poorest and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle Tags: Life expectancy Society Ageing Science Health Austerity Welfare UK news Inequality Source Type: news

Analogic escapes Labor Dept. suit over alleged pay discrimination
A U.S. Labor Dept. judge last week dismissed a suit the agency brought against Analogic over alleged pay discrimination. The Labor Dept. sued Analogic in October 2016, alleging that it paid female assembly workers at its Peabody, Mass., headquarters less than their male counterparts after a compliance review by its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. In a March 22 decision, Administrative Law Judge Colleen Geraghty dismissed the case, ruling that the OFCCP failed to prove that the alleged discrimination took place. The office “failed to identify the employment practice causing the alleged pay dispari...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Legal News Analogic Dept. of Labor Source Type: news

EU consumption results in high carbon emissions from tropical deforestation, studies show
(Chalmers University of Technology) A sixth of all emissions resulting from the typical diet of an EU citizen can be directly linked to deforestation of tropical forests. Two new studies, from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shed new light on this impact, by combining satellite imagery of the rainforest, global land use statistics and data of international trade patterns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Major Cities Capture 9 of Every 10 New Jobs
Details data from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reveals that rural areas of the country have 4% fewer jobs than before the 2007 recession and thus have not yet fully recovered. Other areas of the country all have more jobs in 2018 than they did in 2007. Nearly nine of out every ten jobs created since 2007 have gone to metro areas with a million or more people. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Scotland publishes Maternity Care statistics
Most women rated their care positively Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Has austerity reversed decline in infant mortality? Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Clinical Research Associate - 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.We are looking to expand the centre. As part of this, we are recruiting staff for the "Research, Evidence and Development Initiative " (READ-It) programme th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Are Breast Implants Safe Enough? FDA Review Happening This Week
(CNN) — Many women have breast implants with no serious complications, but there have been cases where women suffer pain and fatigue, among other health problems. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration plans to hold a meeting to take a closer look at such cases and put breast implant safety under a microscope. The FDA will convene a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel on Monday and Tuesday to discuss and make recommendations relating to the risks and benefits of breast implants. The meeting, which will be open to the public, comes just days after the F...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Correlates of depression in U.S. Military service members with a history of mild traumatic brain injury - Kennedy JE, Lu LH, Reid MW, Leal FO, Cooper DB.
OBJECTIVES: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are identified as signature injuries of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Statistics have confirmed a high incidence of PTSD among military personnel with mild TBI (mTBI) wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Guardian view on statistics in sciences: gaming the (un)known | Editorial
Statisticians are calling on their profession to abandon one of its most treasured markers of significance. But what could replace it?Statistical arguments are a crucial part of decision-making in a modern society. The kind of decisions that governments and large companies must make all the time are governed by probabilities. In those circumstances of uncertain knowledge we need to reduce a cloud of unknowing to facts as hard and cold as hailstones that can be acted on, or even just used in arguments. But some of the most popular techniques for doing this are now under attack from within the profession.The p value is suppo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Mathematics Science Space UK news Source Type: news

Keeping children safe: a model for predicting families at risk for recurrent childhood injuries - Sever A, Essa-Hadad J, Luder A, Weiss O, Agay-Shay K, Rudolf M.
This study developed a statistical model for identifying families at highest risk, for potential use in targeting public health in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A scalable machine learning approach for measuring violent and peaceful forms of political protest participation with social media data - Anastasopoulos LJ, Williams JR.
In this paper, we introduce a scalable machine learning approach accompanied by open-source software for identifying violent and peaceful forms of political protest participation using social media data. While violent political protests are statistically r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Comparison of agricultural injuries reported in the media and census of fatal occupational injuries - New-Aaron M, Semin J, Duysen EG, Madsen M, Musil K, Rautiainen RH.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes annual statistics on occupational injuries and fatalities in the United States. The BLS fatality data include all agricultural workers while the non-fatal injury data only cover hired employees on large farms.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Behavioral characteristics and medicolegal identification of infanticide - Ding Y, Lu Q, Wang CG, Hu Y.
Due to the concealment and incidence higher than reported statistics, infanticide should attract the attention of legal medical experts. The infanticide process has common behavioral characteristics. The perpetrators are most frequently biological mothers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Brain Infection, Plastic Surgery Rates, Memory and Intelligence The Week That Wasn't: Brain Infection, Plastic Surgery Rates, Memory and Intelligence
Find out about a man who developed an infection in the lining of his brain after cleaning his ears, details on a plastic surgery annual statistics report, and a study suggesting that forgetfulness is a sign of intelligence.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

Bringing Home the Future of Medical Devices
There’s a massive shift taking place in U.S. healthcare, and too few device manufacturers are using it to their advantage. With health system costs ballooning more than $100 billion over the last five years while inpatient admissions remain flat1, health system executives are concluding that their inpatient-centric, treatment-centric business models are the wrong strategy. The inpatient setting is simply too expensive with too few patients utilizing it to effectively distribute the costs. This is causing profit margins to shrink at the same time as readmission penalties harm providers that fail to keep pa...
Source: MDDI - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tom Dudnyk Tags: Business Source Type: news

Life expectancy in England ‘ground to a halt’ – The King's Fund responds to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - March 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: esheffield Source Type: news

New model found effective in predicting risk of opioid overdose
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study sought to develop and validate a way to predict the risk of opioid overdose among Medicare beneficiaries with at least one opioid prescription. The model the researchers developed was more effective in predicting risk of overdose than traditional statistical models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Financial incentives didn't improve response rates to mailed colorectal cancer screening tests
(JAMA Network) Financial incentives didn't increase completion rates of colorectal cancer screening tests mailed to patients. In a randomized clinical trial of almost 900 patients, none of the incentives (an unconditional $10, a promised $10 upon completion of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit to test for blood in a stool sample or chance at a lottery with a 1-in-10 chance of winning $100) was statistically better than no financial incentive to entice patients to complete the FIT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addicted to fentanyl, one man tries to avoid becoming another "overdose statistic"
"I come from a good family. I work 40 to 50 hours a week," a young man named Jacob said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Recent Increase Reported in Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- From 2011 to 2016, there was an increase in drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl, according to the March 21 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood adversity linked to higher out-of-pocket health care costs in adulthood
FINDINGSA study has found that out-of-pocket health care spending and medical debt are substantially higher when adults have a history of adverse childhood experiences. The study showed that household medical costs were 30 percent higher, and the likelihood of medical debt was doubled, when an adult had lived through three or more adverse experiences during childhood.BACKGROUNDAdverse childhood experiences include abuse, neglect and household dysfunction that occur before 18 years of age. The types of hardships can include divorce or separation from parents, violence in the home and parental mental illness. Such experience...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

There's no easy answer to the 'one issue per visit' problem
It's difficult to find any statistics on it, but Canadians have likely encountered the "one issue per visit" rule in a doctor's office or know of someone who has. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

First of its kind statistics on pregnant women in US prisons
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned US women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 US state and all federal prisons in a recent year. They also found that most of the prison pregnancies -- over 90 percent -- ended in live births with no maternal deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statisticians' Call To Arms: Reject Significance And Embrace Uncertainty!
Scientists and statisticians are putting forth a bold idea: ban the very concept of "statistical significance." A bit more humility would be in order to account for the ambiguity in the world.(Image credit: intraprese/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Academic Institutions Increase 2%; Support to HBCUs Declines 17%
In FY 2017, federal agencies obligated $32.4 billion to institutions of higher education in support of science and engineering (S&E), up 2% from the $31.6 billion obligated in FY 2016. Funding for research and development to universities and colleges increased 4% to $29.8 billion. Meanwhile, total S&E support to historically black colleges and universities declined for the third year in a row, to $308 million, down 17% from FY 2016. Data are from the FY 2017 Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engin...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 19, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: Fiscal Year 2017
Tables present FY 2017 data on federal obligations to academic and nonprofit institutions for science and engineering research and development. Data include type of activity and trends, 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 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 - March 19, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Open Call SC1-DTH-11-2019: Large Scale Pilots of Personalised & Outcome Based Integrated Care
Senior people are statistically at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and multiple chronic health conditions with consequences for their independence, their quality of life (and the one of their families) but also for the sustainability of health and social care systems. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

Human diet changes influenced consonant prevalence distribution in languages
(Kazan Federal University) Labiodental sounds, such as F and V, have been known to be rarely met in hunter-gatherer languages. To understand how this has occurred, the authors undertook a massive statistical inquiry. 2,400 languages were analyzed, and a biomechanical model of mouth and lip movements was created. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nutritional Psychology and Its Impact on Emergency Responders
This article takes recent studies and applies them to EMS and our culture. It utilizes multiple references citing the biological mechanism through meta-analysis and observational studies completed in the past few years, including a study that illustrated a lower risk of depression when a Mediterranean diet was followed. What Is Nutritional Psychology? Nutritional psychology is a new field emerging in the scientific community; a field that studies the effects of nutrition on the brain. Until recently, studies conducted in the field of nutritional psychology haven’t received much attention due to their lack of statisti...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph Leone, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

ACC 2019: Medtronic, Edwards low-risk TAVR trial data could pave way to new indications
Results from trials of both Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) and Edwards Lifesciences‘ (NYSE:EW) transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems exploring their use in low-risk patients indicated that the devices were as safe as open surgery, paving the way for possible new indications for TAVR technology. Data from the trials were presented over the weekend at the American College of Cardiology 68th Annual Scientific Session 2019 in New Orleans and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Currently, TAVR devices are only approved by the FDA for treating severe aortic valve stenosis in patients at ...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Medtronic Source Type: news

US Launches First National Firefighter Cancer Registry
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has launched the first nationwide Firefighter Cancer Registry, linking workplace exposures to deadly malignancies such as mesothelioma. Officials administering the study believe the registry will help reduce the incidence of various cancers for firefighters. “A national registry will go a long way toward answering the many questions still out there,” Dr. Kenny Fent, an industrial hygienist at NIOSH who is leading the effort, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We’re just laying the groundwork now, but in the long run, we want to h...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)
The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

60,000 children labelled as being obese at 4 and 5
NEARLY 60,000 four and five-year-olds are officially classed as obese, shock statistics reveal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stratified statistical analysis for effectiveness evaluation of frontline worker safety intervention: case study of construction steel fabrication - Chang J, Han SU, AbouRizk SM, Kanerva J.
Frontline employees play a key role in implementing and maintaining onsite safety programs and techniques. Evaluations of the effectiveness of ongoing safety interventions, however, have relied on the subjective judgment of supervisors. Through a case stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A nested randomised controlled trial of a newsletter and Post-it ® note did not increase postal questionnaire response rates in a falls prevention trial - Rodgers S, Sbizzera I, Cockayne S, Fairhurst C, Lamb SE, Vernon W, Watson J, Hewitt C, Torgerson D.
Background: Attrition (i.e. when participants do not return the questionnaires) is a problem for many randomised controlled trials. The resultant loss of data leads to a reduction in statistical power and can lead to bias. The aim of this study was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ivantis touts 2-year Hydrus, Glaukos iStent head-to-head study results
Ivantis today released two-year results from a study comparing its Hydrus Microstent to Glaukos‘ (NYSE:GKOS) iStent trabecular micro-bypass stents, touting reductions in medication use and no reoperations for patients in the Hydrus arm. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that it is presenting results from the Compare trial today at the American Glaucoma Society’s annual meeting in San Francisco. “We are extremely pleased with these two year results. These results illustrate the clinical advantages of the Hydrus and its unique, proprietary Tri-Modal mechanism of action relative to focal trabecular ...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Glaukos Ivantis Source Type: news

University Research Space Increased by 5.5 Million Square Feet between FY 2015 and FY 2017
Science and engineering research space reached 220 million net assignable square feet (NASF) at research-performing universities and colleges in FY 2017 (table 1). This amount was 5.5 million NASF (2.6%) more than the FY 2015 total, according to the biennial Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, conducted 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 - March 14, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2017
This report provides information on the amount and condition of science and engineering research space at eligible U.S. colleges and universities. Data tables include information on research space, new construction, deferred construction, and repair and renovation projects, all by field, state, and type of academic institution. Data in this report are from the FY 2017 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, conducted 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 - March 14, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Depression and Suicide Rates Are Rising Sharply in Young Americans, New Report Says. This May Be One Reason Why
Since the late 2000s, the mental health of teens and young adults in the U.S. has declined dramatically. That’s the broad conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression among kids ages 14 to 17 increased by more than 60%, the study found. The increases were nearly as steep among those ages 12 to 13 (47%) and 18 to 21 (46%), and rates roughly doubled among those ages 20 to 21. In 2017—the latest year for which federal data are available—more than one in eight Americans ages 12 to 25 experienced a major depressive episode, the study fou...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news