Sikdar, Chitnis & Diao studying upper limb prosthetics
(George Mason University) Siddhartha Sikdar, Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau School of Engineering, Parag Chitnis, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, and Guoqing Diao, Associate Professor, Statistics, are working to develop and evaluate a prototype prosthetic control system that uses wearable ultrasound imaging sensors to sense residual muscle activity rather than electromyography. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Tough Guys' May Be at Especially High Risk for Suicide
The statistics raise the question of whether traditional norms about masculinity could play some role, said lead researcher Daniel Coleman. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data experts battle to map path of coronavirus outbreak
Researchers have to rely on statistics from China that have been called into doubt (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Families Having Problems With Medical Bills Dropped Nearly 30% In 7 Years Reports CDC
From 2011 to 2018, families who said they had difficulty with medical expenses in the past year dropped from 19.7 percent to 14.2 percent, according to the CDC ’s National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ted Knutson, Contributor Source Type: news

China Reported a Huge Increase in New COVID-19 Cases. Here ’s Why It’s Actually a Step in the Right Direction
Officials in China’s Hubei province revealed Thursday that new cases of COVID-19 had surged nearly 10-fold from the day before—reversing days of declines that experts said were a positive sign for the containment of the virus. The number of deaths increased dramatically, as well, to 242. The jump in new cases—more than 14,800 in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak—is due to a change in the criteria for counting diagnoses of the virus. Observers say this could be a step in the right direction and lead to a better picture of the situation in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak. Ho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Calibration and validation of a simulation model for predicting pedestrian fatalities at unsignalized crosswalks by means of statistical traffic data - Feliciani C, Gorrini A, Crociani L, Vizzari G, Nishinari K, Bandini S.
This work presents a simulation model for unsignalized crosswalks which takes into account collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, thus allowing to assess the estimated yearly pedestrian fatality. In particular, we focus on a method to calibrate such ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Fewer American Families Weighed Down by Medical Bills
The percentage of families who had problems paying medical expenses in the previous year declined from about 20% in 2011 to 14% in 2018, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current practices in the use of onboard technologies to avoid transit bus incidents and accidents (2020) - Staes L, Godfrey J, Flynn J, Spicer M, Saliceto G, Yegidis R.
According to the National Transit Database (NTD), there were 4,750 collisions, 16,338 injuries, 98 fatalities (NTD 2018), and $694,493,189 in casualty and liability expenses (NTD 2017) involving transit buses in 2017. These statistics are unfortunately not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Crescita Announces Positive Topline Results from Two Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Studies for its Lead Pipeline Product in Patients with Plaque Psoriasis
Primary Endpoint Achieved with High Statistical Significance LAVAL, QC, Feb. 11, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) – Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CTX) (OTC US: CRRTF) ("Crescita" or the "Company"), a commercial derm... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Dermatology Crescita Therapeutics, MMPE, plaque psoriasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monitoring India's progress on road safety will require investment in data systems - Bhalla K.
We need reliable statistics of road traffic injuries for two reasons: first, when such statistics enable comparisons with other health conditions, they allow traffic injuries to be prioritised appropriately on the national policy agenda. Second, detail... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls
Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in the scientific field, as the world marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak: What is a ‘superspreader’? Latest statistics on the deadly infection
CORONAVIRUS has infected more than 40,000 people, but what exactly is a "superspreader"? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one in 10 GPs working full-time with 40% switching to locum work that earns them up to £200,000
Just over one general practitioner in ten is now in a permanent, full-time position, statistics compiled by the General Medical Council (GMC) reveal (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women in Labor Sport VR Headsets to Ease Pain Women in Labor Sport VR Headsets to Ease Pain
Virtual reality scenes distract women while they give birth, according to results from a randomized controlled study that shows a statistically significant reduction in pain without medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Do I Need Permission to Breathe? – A Migrant Woman ’ s Story
Although women and girls account for a far smaller share of total homicides than men, they bear by far the greatest burden of intimate partner/family‐related homicide, and intimate partner homicide. Source: UNODC reportBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) “I soiled my pants, I could feel the wetness seeping into my waistband, my eyes started to become blurry. Only the sound of the blaring television assured me that I was still alive. I tried to stop thinking and make my mind go completely blank. Over the years I have adapted and now I can make my mind go numb. But the only nagging question ringing on my mind d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Roche to present new data on Tecentriq in combination with Avastin that shows improvement in overall survival for Chinese patients with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 7 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that additional data will be presented from a cohort of Chinese patients in the Phase III IMbrave150 study that evaluated Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) as a treatment for people with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemic therapy. Data from 194 Chinese patients who took part in the IMbrave150 study were consistent with the global results, that showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival (OS) and progression-free...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UNISON calls for safe, decent and affordable homes for all
More than a million people are lingering on waiting lists for council houses in England, says UNISON, as it publishes a new housing manifesto to see in the new decade. But despite the housing crisis highlighted by that statistic, fewer than 6,500 low-cost social rented homes were built in England in 2017/18. More than 60% of the housing budget goes towards supporting home-ownership. That, says the union, is unsustainable. Hence the manifesto – Safe, Decent and Affordable Homes for All: UNISON’s vision for Housing – which examines the crisis and outlines solutions. The crisis in England has ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 6, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News community housing housing associations housing crisis local government social housing Source Type: news

Identification of pedestrian risk factors using negative binomial model - Mukherjee D, Mitra S.
Pedestrian deaths causing from road traffic crashes are a foremost and rising problem in urban India. However, pedestrian safety assessment using precise statistical analysis and modeling techniques is still in an early stage in urban India owing to the ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Statistical guidelines for handing missing data in traumatic brain injury clinical research - Nielson JL, Cooper SR, Seabury S, Luciani D, Fabio A, Temkin N, Ferguson AR.
Missing data is a persistent and unavoidable problem in even the most carefully designed traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinical research. Missing data patterns may result from participant drop out, non-compliance, technical issues, or even death. This revie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Bridging the gap between AI and the clinic
(McGill University) Researchers trained machine learning algorithms on data from more than 62,000 patients with a meningioma. Their goal was to find statistical associations between malignancy, survival, and a series of basic clinical variables including tumour size, tumour location, and surgical procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Moves Closer to Standardized Testing for Asbestos in Talc
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved closer on Tuesday to formulating standardized testing of talc-based products for the presence of toxic asbestos fibers. Experts from eight different federal agencies explained earlier recommendations at a day-long hearing. The session also featured input from 25 members of the public, which included industry representatives, consumer advocates and testing experts. “Standards are needed,” said Dr. Paul Howard, FDA Office of Regulatory Science, during his presentation. “They just don’t exist at this time.” Dr. Linda Katz, director of the FDA Office of ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Quantifying the likelihood of false positives: using sensitivity analysis to bound statistical inference - Thomas KJ, McGloin JM, Sullivan CJ.
This study demonstrates that sensitivity analyses offer a statistical approach to help assess such concerns wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What's your brand?
(University of Tokyo) Researchers created an algorithm that successfully predicted consumer purchases. The algorithm made use of data from the consumers' daily activity on social media. Brands could use this to analyze potential customers. The researchers' method combines powerful statistical modeling techniques with machine learning-based image recognition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus breakdown: The key statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak
CORONAVIRUS was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, but has now infected thousands of people and spread to several other nations. What are the key statistics about the coronavirus outbreak? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A potential cholesterol-lowering agent in olive leaves?
(Natural News) Diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes, is now considered a global pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, the global prevalence of diabetes among adults has risen from five percent to nearly nine percent in 2014. Diabetes is a chronic condition that can cause blindness, heart attacks, kidney failure, stroke and even death. Statistics show that in 2016, diabetes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Laterality Information and Right or Left Hand Test
Information, facts and statistics regarding human laterality, the preference for one side of the body over the other. Includes right or left handedness test (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 4, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Calculators Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Intensifies Fight Against Cancer
[Daily News] TANZANIA joins the rest of the world to mark the World Cancer Day today, with statistics from the Ocean Road Cancer Institute showing a 40 per cent rise of patients who go for follow- up care at the facility in the past five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The strange story of the Second Amendment in the federal courts, and why it matters - Epstein L, Konig D.
This article describes the shift in judicial interpretation of the Second Amendment. The article undertakes a statistical analysis of each of the 261 federal court decisions interpreting the Second Amendment in the decades following the Supreme Court's fir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race and Ethnicity of Recipients : 2005 – 15
Detailed statistical tables provide trend data on the number of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees conferred in the United States, by race and ethnicity of degree recipients. The tables also show earned degrees, by gender, citizenship, and broad science and engineering field. Data are based on two annual federal surveys : National Center for Education Statistics'Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Completions Survey and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics'Survey of Earned Doctorates. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 3, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Red And Processed Meat Are Not OK For Health, Study Says, Despite News To The Contrary
(CNN) — If you’ve been swayed by recent reports that red and processed meat isn’t harmful to your health, put down that bacon — there’s bad news. New analysis of long term data on nearly 30,000 people found a small but significant risk of death from any cause tied to eating two servings of processed meat or unprocessed red meat each week. Similar risks for cardiovascular disease were found for those eating two servings a week of processed meat, unprocessed red meat or poultry — although that last category might be due to frying or the consumption of skin, researchers said. There was no a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Basic analysis on the traffic accident characteristics of foreign visitors using traffic accident statistics - Yoh K, Doi K.
This study aims to identify the traffic accident characteristics of foreign... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Different Strategies May Be Necessary for Single Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
This suggestion is based on statistically significant distinctions observed in survival rates of patients with single hormone receptor-positive breast cancer vs double hormone receptor-positive/double hormone receptor-negative breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Predict, control, and replicate to understand: how statistics can foster the fundamental goals of science - Killeen PR.
Scientists abstract hypotheses from observations of the world, which they then deploy to test their reliability. The best way to test reliability is to predict an effect before it occurs. If we can manipulate the independent variables (the efficient causes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Needs to Engage 50% of Nigerians Practising Open Defecation
[This Day] Nigerians need to pause and weigh the figures from the Bureau of Statistics that 50 per cent of the estimated 200 million population defecates in the open because they do not have toilet. The situation becomes depressingly grave with the health implication of the blow-back from all that faeces that find their way into various homes through the water families use. Considering this dire situation, the Federal Government must take a lead in stemming open defecation through deliberate policy framework, as reco (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, and associated factors among rural left-behind children in west China - Xiao Y, He L, Chang W, Zhang S, Wang R, Chen X, Li X, Wang Z, Risch HA.
PURPOSE: This population-based cross-sectional study describes self-harm (SH) behaviors and associated factors in 2898 Chinese left-behind children (LBC). METHODS: Descriptive statistics were used to present and compare the distributional character... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

2019 World Coronavirus: Updates - Warnings - Statistics
Regular updates, statistics, warnings, and current information resources from the U.S. CDC regarding the new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 31, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Advisories Source Type: news

Coronavirus Updates - Warnings - Statistics
Regular updates, statistics, warnings, and current information resources from the U.S. CDC regarding the new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 31, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Advisories Source Type: news

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates - Warnings - Statistics
Regular updates, statistics, warnings, and current information resources from the U.S. CDC regarding the new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 31, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Advisories Source Type: news

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates : Warnings : Statistics
Regular updates, statistics, warnings, and current information resources from the U.S. CDC regarding the new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 31, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Advisories Source Type: news

Coronavirus COVID-19 Timeline Updates : Warnings : Statistics
Regular updates, statistics, warnings, and current information resources from the U.S. CDC regarding the new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 31, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Advisories Source Type: news

Coronavirus Pandemic: COVID-19 Updates and Statistics
Regular updates, statistics, warnings, and current information resources from the U.S. CDC regarding the new novel coronavirus, referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 31, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Advisories Source Type: news

CDC Releases First Data on Maternal Mortality Since 2007
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics has released the first national data on maternal mortality since 2007. The data are presented in three National Vital Statistics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Conservative Tx for Spontaneous Pneumothorax Seems Noninferior
Modest but statistically fragile evidence suggests noninferiority to prompt interventional management (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

A census of medicolegal death investigation in the United States: a need to determine the state of our nation's toxicology laboratories and their preparedness for the current drug overdose epidemic - Ropero-Miller JD, Smiley-McDonald HM, Zimmer SA, Bollinger KM.
In 2007, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported on 2004 data collected from the Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices (CMEC). The CMEC was one of the first comprehensive reports on the state of the medicolegal death investigation system in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Federal R & D Obligations Increase 8.8 % in FY 2018 ; Preliminary FY 2019 R & D Obligations Increase 9.3 % Over FY 2018
Federal obligations for research and development totaled $ 129.4 billion in FY 2018, up 8.8 % from FY 2017. Federal obligations for research increased 6.7 % to $ 74.6 billion in FY 2018, while experimental development increased 11.7 % to $ 54.8 billion. Preliminary estimates for FY 2019 obligations indicate further increases in R&D to an estimated level of $ 141.5 billion, an increase of 9.3 % from FY 2018, with $ 83.4 billion for research and $ 58.1 billion for experimental development. Data are from the Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development, sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - January 30, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

CDC: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C & M) Committee Meeting
Announces a public meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Classifications and Public Health Data Standards, ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee to be held on March 17-28, 2020. The agenda includes a discussion of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS topics, a list of which is provided in the notice. Registration is required by March 6, 2020 to attend in person. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 30, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

American Life Expectancy Rises for First Time in Four Years
Life expectancy, the most basic measure of the health of a society, rose slightly in 2018, after a rare and troubling decline driven by the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sabrina Tavernise and Abby Goodnough Tags: Longevity National Center for Health Statistics United States Deaths (Fatalities) Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Naloxone (Drug) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

RETRACTED: The impact of the Castle Doctrine on crime rates in Texas: policy recommendations and public health implications - Shenoy AG.
The editors and author agreed to retract this article. The statistical model used to an analyze the data was not appropriate for the data available and the findings were incorrectly interpreted. Key to this action is the application of time series de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

More infectious but less fatal than SARS
As per WHO statistics, 202 laboratory-confirmed cases of nCoV including three deaths were reported till last week. During the period of infection in the 2003 SARS outbreak, 774 deaths were reported. Public Health Foundation of India president Dr K Srinath Reddy said, “At present nCoV seems less virulent than SARS but looking at the quick spread it is more infectious than SARS.” (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news