Medtronic: Patient deaths left out of paclitaxel-coated balloon analysis
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said last week that it inadvertently omitted an undisclosed number of patient deaths from recent studies of its paclitaxel-coated balloons. The company noted that the mistake ultimately does not affect the conclusion that there was no statistically significant difference in all-cause mortality between its In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon and plain balloon angioplasty at five years. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Medtronic: Patient deaths left out of paclitaxel-coated balloon analysis appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Rwanda: Senators Call for Use of Data to Fix Health Sector Gaps
[New Times] Statistics from Integrated Living Conditions Survey (EICV 5) published in December 2018 by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda exposed gaps in the country's health sector, despite the significant steps that have been taken to boost the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Knowledge and compliance of dentists ’ and dental students’ with respect to relevant guidelines for prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of infective endocarditis: A systematic review.
ConclusionKnowledge levels of guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis varied greatly depending on study design, respondent characteristics and time period factors. There is a lack of research published on compliance rates for dentists and dental students with respect to guidelines for the prevention of infective endocarditis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nice pay if you can get it
The Open University tops the list when it comes to high pay for vice chancellors. In 2017-18, it paid £718,000 for the services for former VC Peter Horrocks, including £255,000 ‘compensation’ for loss of office Image: Chris Valentine/Wikipedia   The newly established Office for Students has published its first statistics on senior management pay in England’s higher education sector. This has led to some strong headlines in the media. The Guardian reported that six university vice chancellors received more than half a million pounds for the 2017-18 pay year “in salary, bonuses a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data he high pay higher education universities Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of statistical methods for landslide susceptibility mapping in the Bostanlik District, Uzbekistan - Juliev M, Mergili M, Mondal I, Nurtaev B, Pulatov A, H übl J.
The Bostanlik district, Uzbekistan, is characterized by mountainous terrain susceptible to landslides. The present study aims at creating a statistically derived landslide susceptibility map - the first of its type for Uzbekistan - for part of the area in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Quickstats: death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury, by age group - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015 and 2017 -
From 2015 to 2017, death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury increased for persons aged ≥15 years. For infants and children aged ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War
(Natural News) Data from a newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that nearly a quarter of a million Americans have died in the last two decades from overdosing on opioid drugs — a number four times the number of U.S. casualties from the entire Vietnam War. The research, which looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2019 Report on U.S. Disability Employment Rate by State
Annual U.S. disability employment statistics chart by state reveals Americans with disabilities saw a slowdown in job gains compared to the previous year (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 16, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Facts - Statistics Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness in hospitals in the Middle East: an integrative literature review - Alruwaili A, Islam S, Usher K.
ABSTRACTDisasters occur rarely but have significant adverse consequences when they do. Recent statistics suggest that millions of lives and billions of US dollars have been lost in the last decade due to disaster events globally. It is crucial that hospita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Culturally related risk factors of suicidal ideation, intent, and behavior among Asian American women - Augsberger A, Rivera AM, Hahm CT, Lee YA, Choi Y, Hahm HC.
To date, research on suicidality among Asian American women has focused on descriptive statistics and factors associated with suicidal ideation or attempts. As a field, we have little understanding of the precipitants to suicidal ideation, the specificity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Common Weed Killer Glyphosate Increases Cancer Risk By 41%, Study Says
(CNN) — Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world’s most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Researchers from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies into the chemical — found in weed killers including Monsanto’s popular Roundup — and concluded that it significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the immune system. “All of the meta-analyses conducted to date, including our own, consistently report the same key finding: exposure to GBHs (glyphosate-based herbicides) are asso...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN weed killer Source Type: news

Could Your IoT Device Put Patients at Risk?
The Internet of Things is driving incredible innovation in healthcare. “Almost any new innovative medical device is currently designed as a part of broader interconnected system,” Rami Muleys, head of application security business development at Positive Technologies, told MD+DI. “The main value of IoT is the convergence between different systems and the ability to exchange data between every device – from an insulin pump to a hospital bed.” Healthcare is consequently “a constantly changing landscape, especially sinc...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical marijuana works as a REPLACEMENT for deadly opioid drugs, new science shows
(Natural News) Shocking statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 91 Americans die from opioid overdoses every day – four times higher than the number back in 1999. Most of the more than half a million deaths from drug overdoses between 2000 and 2015 involved opioids. Now, the legal availability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer & #8217;s darolutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly extends metastasis-free survival with a favorable safety profile compared to placebo plus ADT in non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (for specialized target groups only)
Statistically significant improvement in metastasis-free survival (MFS), with a median MFS of 40.4 months with darolutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) versus placebo plus ADT (18.4 months) / Positive trend in overall survival with a 29% reduction in risk of death at interim analysis (P=0.045) / Incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events was similar for darolutamide plus ADT and placebo plus ADT / Health-related quality of life was maintained / First results from the Phase III ARAMIS trial with the androgen receptor antagonist darolutamide were presented in an oral presentation at American Society of Clinic...
Source: Bayer Company News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Here ’s what you need to know to protect yourself
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Delegates stress their union ’ s role in fighting sexual harassment
Introducing a major debate around sexual harassment, Sarah Walsh from the young members’ forum applauded the #MeToo movement, but went on to point out that working-class women don’t have red carpet and the paparazzi to help them make their voices heard. What they do have, though, is their union. The motion called on the national women’s committee for research across the union on harassment in the workplace, with a toolkit to be produced to tackle it, linked to a campaign to the Call It Out! South East regional delegate Mary Moore pointed out that, while “anybody can find themselves the victim o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference health and safety sexual harassment Source Type: news

Union is key in fighting sexual harassment
Sarah Walsh from the young members’ forum applauded the #MeToo movement, when she spoke to fellow delegates at UNISON’s national women’s conference, but pointed out that working-class women don’t have red carpet and the paparazzi to help them make their voices heard. What they do have, though, is their union. Conference called on the national women’s committee to carry out research across the union on harassment in the workplace, and produce toolkit to tackle it, linked to a campaign to Call It Out! South East regional delegate Mary Moore pointed out that, while “anybody can find th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality health and safety sexual harassment women members Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) requests comments on proposed information collection related to the Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS), Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Marketplace Quality Standards, and Report of a Hospital Death Associated with Restraint or Seclusion, which applies to rehabilitation or psychiatric distinct part units (DPUs) in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Comments are due April 15, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Avoid these 'ultraprocessed' foods and you might live longer
A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demographic Characteristics of Postdoctoral Researchers at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers: 2010-17
Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) were created to help meet the research and analytic needs of federal agencies. FFRDCs also employ postdocs, which helps to support the work of the FFRDCs and to train the country's next generation of scientists and engineers. In 2017, postdoctoral research programs existed at 23 of the 42 FFRDCs. In total, these 23 FFRDCs employed 2,975 postdocs. Between 2010 and 2017, the total number of FFRDCs increased from 38 to 42. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 13, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Postdocs at Federally Funded R & D Centers: Fall 2017
The set of detailed statistical tables presented in this report contains aggregate counts of postdocs at federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), by citizenship, ethnicity, race, sex, source of financial support, and field of research. Data are from the Survey of Postdocs at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, which is the primary source of information on postdocs employed in FFRDCs in the United States. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 13, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Britons are happiest in their teens and retirement: study
People in Britain are at their happiest at the ages of 16 and 70, according to an analysis of UK national statistics published on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression
Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Exercise Depression (Mental) Genetics and Heredity Statistics Source Type: news

Number of Women with U.S. Doctorates in Science, Engineering, or Health Employed in the United States More Than Doubles since 1997
In 2017, an estimated 1,103,200 individuals worldwide held a research doctoral degree in a science, engineering, or health (SEH) field that was earned at a U.S. academic institution. Currently, 35% of the U.S.-trained SEH doctorate holders residing and working in the United States are women, compared with 23% 20 years ago. The number of these women has more than doubled during this period, rising to 287,250 in 2017. Findings are from the 2017 Survey of Doctorate Recipients, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation and by the National Institutes of Health...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 12, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2017
Tables from the 2017 Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) present data on the demographic characteristics, labor force status, occupations, employment sector, and median annual salaries of individuals with a U.S. research doctoral degree in a science, engineering, or health field. The SDR is sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation and by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 12, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Update to the Public Health Outcomes Framework and other PHE Official Statistics Profiles
PHE published an update to the 2 External 0 0 0Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) data tool false http://www.phoutcomes.info/ true false%>. On the same day, the online 2 External 0 0 0Local Alcohol Profiles for England false https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/local-alcohol-profiles true false%>, 2 External 0 0 0Suicide Prevention Profile false https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile-group/mental-health/profile/suicide true false%> and 2 External 0 0 0End of Life Care Profiles false https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/end-of-life true false%> will also be updated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to bullying among adolescents across nine countries - Chen YY, Elklit A.
Bullying is not included in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria (Criteria A, APA, 2013) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), however, several studies have demonstrated the association between bullying (including those... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The utility of the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire: associations between parental report and an objective measure of sleep behavior - Duraccio KM, Carbine KA, Barnett KA, Stevens KS, Jensen CD.
We examined associations between the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) and sleep parameters assessed via actigraphy in a community sample of 111 children. Hypothesized correlations between CSHQ subscales and actigraphy data were not statisticall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'There is no free education nowadays': youth explanations for school dropout in Indonesia - Zuilkowski SS, Samanhudi U, Indriana I.
Indonesia has dramatically increased school enrolment at the secondary level over the past several decades, as reflected in national statistics. However, significant variation in enrolment rates remains across regions and genders. In some areas, nearly all... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increase in conservative management of low-risk prostate cancer
This study examined trends in the management of localized prostate cancer among 165,000 men from 2010 to 2015 using data from a national database of cancer statistics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acorns shown to have neuroprotective properties
(Natural News) One of the biggest problems that the elderly population face is Alzheimer’s disease, which is the leading cause of dementia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 5 million Americans suffer from this disease and by 2060, this statistic is projected to reach as much as 14 million. Over time,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Classification and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Concerns: a proposed practical scientific aternative to the DSM and ICD - Rubin J.
The Classification and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Concerns (CSM) is a proposed alternative to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In contrast to the DSM/ICD overarchin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Death, statistics and a disaster zone: the struggle to count the dead after Hurricane Maria - Arnold C.
In the pale predawn hours of Old San Juan last February, Neysha Burgos-Nieves and Hector Rosado loaded a battered black car with everything they might need for a few days — from bottled water and protein bars to flashlights and a change of clothes. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

New study linking blight and homicide may help predict where murder may occur
(Louisiana State University) A new study led by LSU Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Matthew Valasik is the first to show a statistical connection between homicide, blighted buildings and convenient stores. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Number of cannabis users relatively unchanged since legalization, StatsCan says
Legalizing cannabis doesn't seem to have much changed how many people use the drug, according to figures released by Statistics Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation - Nigeria Ranks Third Highest Globally
[This Day] Owerri -Efforts by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other partners to eradicate the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) in Nigeria seems unabated as statistics indicate that the country ranks third highest among practicing countries in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A comparison of treatment effectiveness between clear aligner and fixed appliance therapies
BMC Oral Health201919:24https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0695-z© The Author(s). 2019AbstractBackgroundAlign technology has developed greatly over past few years. Patients tended to prefer clear aligners over conventional brackets because of the superior comfort and esthetics, while the effectiveness of clear aligners was still controversial. The aim of this systematic review was to verify whether the treatment effectiveness of clear aligners was similar to the conventional fixed appliances.MethodsA comprehensive search of the Pubmed, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, and Cochrane Central Register of Controll...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Epidemiology and trends of anaphylaxis in the United States, 2004-2016 - Chaaban MR, Warren Z, Baillargeon JG, Baillargeon G, Resto V, Kuo YF.
BACKGROUND: No national study has examined the epidemiology of anaphylaxis after introduction of the codes of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM). Our objec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A Truly Global Effort is Needed to Eradicate FGM by 2030
At Narok County, Kenya, during a discussion by anti-FGM campaigner Agnes Pareyio from Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI). The picture was taken at a school run by TNI for girls escaping FGM and child marriage. Credit: Equality Now/ Tara CareyBy Divya SrinivasanNEW DELHI, Feb 6 2019 (IPS)According to official data on the global prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) released by UNICEF there are 200 million women and girls in the world who have been cut. Shocking though this statistic is, it seriously underestimates the nature and scale of the problem. In 2015, when the United Nations was in the process of adopting the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Srinivasan Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Following in the footsteps of Hippocrates —interrelation between the incidence of odontogenic abscess and meteorological parameters
ConclusionThis study supports a relationship between the incidence of odontogenic abscess and outdoor temperature, but not atmospheric pressure. A significantly higher frequency of patients with an OA presented at our emergency department on days with (comparably) low and high outdoor temperatures. Furthermore, a significant correlation between incidence and maximum temperature 2 days before presentation was found.Clinical relevanceThe treatment of odontogenic infections has become a significant economic burden to public health care facilities. The results of this study may help to adapt the numbers of doctors/dentist...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Working with misspecified regression models - Berk R, Brown L, Buja A, George E, Zhao L.
OBJECTIVES Conventional statistical modeling in criminology assumes proper model specification. Very strong and unrebutted criticisms have existed for decades. Some respond that although the criticisms are correct, there is for observational data no altern... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Relievant back-pain device study stopped for positive results
Relievant Medsystems said it has halted enrollment in a clinical trial of its Intracept lower-back pain device due to the device’s superiority over non-surgical management. The Level I Intracept study found a “highly significant reduction” in the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score in patients treated with the Intracept procedure over patients in the non-surgical management arm. The trial’s independent data management committee recommended that investigators stop enrollment and offer Intracept treatment to control-arm patients, according to the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company. The inter...
Source: Mass Device - February 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Pain Management Research & Development Spinal Relievant Medsystems University of California at San Diego Source Type: news

Landslide spatial modelling using novel bivariate statistical based Na ïve Bayes, RBF Classifier, and RBF Network machine learning algorithms - He Q, Shahabi H, Shirzadi A, Li S, Chen W, Wang N, Chai H, Bian H, Ma J, Chen Y, Wang X, Chapi K, Ahmad BB.
Landslides are major hazards for human activities often causing great damage to human lives and infrastructure. Therefore, the main aim of the present study is to evaluate and compare three machine learning algorithms (MLAs) including Na ïve Bayes (NB), ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Drugs most frequently involved in drug overdose deaths: United States, 2011-2016 - Hedegaard H, Bastian BA, Trinidad JP, Spencer M, Warner M.
This report identifies the specific drugs involved most frequently in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 2011 through 2016. METHODS-Record-level data from the 2011-2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files were lin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: It's Official - Nigeria Gravely Lacks Doctors to Address Citizens' Health Needs
[Premium Times] Nigeria, Africa's largest country, is in dire need of doctors to meet the health needs of its citizens, official statistics show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The effect of statistical errors on the meta-analysis results: comparison of Hedge, Olkin and Hunter-Schmidt methods -
This study is a meta-analytical methodological analysis of the approaches and features of the two methods of meta-analysis, Hedges& Olkin's approach and Hunter& Schmidt's approach. . In the meta-analytic methodology, we have examined the fundamental assu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Association between anxious distress in a major depressive episode and bipolarity - Sugawara H, Tsutsumi T, Inada K, Ishigooka J, Hashimoto M, Takebayashi M, Nishimura K.
PURPOSE: Mixed features in a major depressive episode (MDE) predict bipolar disorder (BD). The mixed features specifier included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) could be restrictive because it exclu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults have Heart or Blood Vessel Disease
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Taking out those with only high blood pressure leaves 24 million, or 9 percent of adults, who have other forms of disease such as heart failure or clogged arteries. Measuring the burden of diseases shows areas that need to improve, the heart association's chief science and medical officer, D...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults have Heart or Blood Vessel Disease
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Taking out those with only high blood pressure leaves 24 million, or 9 percent of adults, who have other forms of disease such as heart failure or clogged arteries. Measuring the burden of diseases shows areas that need to improve, the heart association's chief science and medical officer, D...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Design characteristics and statistical methods used in interrupted time series studies evaluating public health interventions: protocol for a review - Turner SL, Karahalios A, Forbes AB, Taljaard M, Grimshaw JM, Cheng AC, Bero L, McKenzie JE.
INTRODUCTION: An interrupted time series (ITS) design is an important observational design used to examine the effects of an intervention or exposure. This design has particular utility in public health where it may be impracticable or infeasible to use a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news