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

Acetaminophen found to be a potent liver toxin... and it's the No. 1 ingredient in Tylenol
(Natural News) Acetaminophen is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever also sold under the brand name Tylenol. The accessibility of acetaminophen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) lends credence to pharma industry’s claims that these drugs are safe. But research has consistently shown that acetaminophen and other NSAIDs can be quite dangerous. Statistics show that acetaminophen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of substance abuse among risky drivers: the role of personality characteristics and mental health - Abdoli N, Farnia V, Salemi S, Tatari F, Shakeri J, Basanj B, AhmadiJuibari T, Bahrampouri S.
BACKGROUND: Regarding the high prevalence of substance abuse and its serious complications, the necessity of assessing factors assuming to make tendency toward substance abuse is justifiable. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The statistical population consis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A new approach using AHP to generate landslide susceptibility maps in the Chen-Yu-Lan Watershed, Taiwan - Nguyen TTN, Liu CC.
This paper proposes a new approach of using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), in which the AHP was combined with bivariate analysis and correlation statistics to evaluate the importance of the pairwise comparison. Instead of summarizing expert experien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

UCLA-led team uncovers critical new clues about what goes awry in brains of people with autism
This study gives a new critical clue in understanding what has gone awry in the brains of autism patients.”More than 24 million people worldwide are estimated to have autism. In developed countries, about 1.5 percent of children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as of 2017. The disorder affects communication and behavior, and is marked by problems in social communication and social interaction, and repetitive behaviors.“We need to understand how a panoply of genetic and environmental factors converges to cause autism,” Geschwind said. “RNA editing is an important piece of the autism ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Annual learning disabilities statistics released
NHS Digital has released annual figures on the health and care of people with learning disabilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lowering Blood Pressure Could Cut Risk Factor For Dementia
This study is in line with where the field of dementia research is going: preventing memory loss earlier,” said Laurie Ryan, chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch in the National Institute of Aging and contributor to the clinical trial. “Much like we have research-based interventions for heart health and cancer prevention, we hope to have guidance based on this and subsequent studies that will more definitively show how to slow or even stop dementia well before symptoms appear.” James Pickett, head of research at Alzheimer’s Society in the UK, said researchers have known for a while that keeping bl...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alzheimer's Disease CNN Dementia Source Type: news

Not all alcohol use disorder criteria are equally severe: toward severity grading of individual criteria in college drinkers - Boness CL, Lane SP, Sher KJ.
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) diagnosis in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) contains a severity gradient based on number of criteria endorsed, implicitly assuming cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are tattoos associated with negative health-related outcomes and risky behaviors? - Mortensen K, French MT, Timming AR.
BACKGROUND: Tattoos have reached broadening mainstream acceptance. Medical professional societies have noted that tattoos may co-occur with high risk behaviors. METHODS: Using a variety of statistical models applied to a sample of 2,008 adults resi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Violence against the Indigenous women: methodological and ethical recommendations for research - Navarro-Mantas L, Ozemela LM.
The importance of more countries contributing to precise and comparable statistics on violence against women (VAW) is undeniable. METHODological adaptation is a very important aspect to increase the probability of women disclosing violence and safe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pfizer and Lilly announce top-line results from second Phase 3 study of tanezumab in osteoarthritis pain
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 3 study evaluating tanezumab 2.5 mg or 5 mg in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis (OA) pain. The tanezumab 5 mg treatment arm met all three co-primary endpoints at 24 weeks, demonstrating a statistically significant improvement in pain, physical function and the patients' overall assessment of their OA compared to those receiving placebo. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Globus Medical lands Anthem coverage win for Secure-C spinal implant
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) last week said it won a coverage decision for its Secure-C cervical spine implant from health insurance giant Anthem (NYSE:ANTM). Audubon, Pa.-based Globus said the decision means the device is covered by the major third-party payers in all 50 states. Anthem has more than 73 million lives under its coverage umbrella, according to Globus. The Secure-C device won pre-market approval from the FDA in 2012 and is is designed to restore normal movement to the neck in patients with disc problems that produce neck and arm pain. It consists of 2 cobalt-chrome endplates and a centr...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Anthem Inc. Globus Medical Reimbursement Source Type: news

Joint Cochrane Oral Health Co-ordinating Editor, Helen Worthington, awarded BDA's 2019 John Tomes Medal
Cochrane Oral Heath's Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Professor Helen Worthington, has been awarded aJohn Tomes Medal by the British Dental Association's 2019 Honours and Awards round, for her extensive contributions and influence in promoting evidence-based oral healthcare.In her role as Director of Evidence for Practice atThe University of Manchester's Division of Dentistry, Helen has ensured teaching across the School is underpinned by appropriate evidence and has cultivated a reputation for research excellence in dentistry at the University.She has significantly impacted the development of methodologies for systematic...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Holocaust Memorial Day – Today we remember those “ torn from home ”
Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to come together and say never again. Never again to an anti-semitic and racist ideology that systematically targeted and murdered six million Jews. Never again should anyone be forced to suffer and die like those murdered by Nazi Persecution or in subsequent genocides. Never again. Amongst those targeted and killed were Jews, Roma Gypsies and Slavs. They were Black, LGBT and disabled. They were trade unionists and political opponents of Nazism. All of them torn from home, never to return. Leaving behind families, friends, communities, jobs and lives. “Torn from home&rdqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News holocaust memorial day Source Type: news

Holocaust Memorial Day – Today we remember those ‘torn from home’
Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to come together and say never again. Never again to an anti-semitic and racist ideology that systematically targeted and murdered six million Jews. Never again should anyone be forced to suffer and die like those murdered by Nazi Persecution or in subsequent genocides. Never again. Amongst those targeted and killed were Jews, Roma Gypsies and Slavs. They were Black, LGBT and disabled. They were trade unionists and political opponents of Nazism. All of them torn from home, never to return. Leaving behind families, friends, communities, jobs and lives. “Torn from home&rdqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 27, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News holocaust memorial day Source Type: news

Britain is worse off for GP cover than Malta, Romania and Estonia, figures reveal
The UK has fewer GPs per person than Romania, Malta and Estonia. In official statistics, Britain was ranked 16th out of 21 countries for family doctors with just 76 per 100,000 inhabitants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors
U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Efficacy of Stevioside sweetener on pH of plaque among young adults
Abstract Background: Stevioside is a natural herbal sweetener extracted from Stevia rebaudiana. An in vitrostudy has proved the antibacterial efficacy of 0.2% Stevia aqueous solution against Streptococcusmutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus, and the present study was conducted to clinically evaluatethe efficacy of Stevia leaf extract and Stevia product on plaque pH, when compared with sucrosesolution.Materials and Methods: A clinical trial was conducted among a sample of 22 undergraduatestudents who volunteered. After obtaining consent, students were instructed not to brush at nightand not to use any mouth rinse during the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Increasing murder rate is erasing gains in life expectancy among Mexican men, UCLA research reports
This study confirms that homicide is so widespread that even when considering all causes of death, it stands out as a factor in slowing growth in men’s life expectancy.”Using cause-of-death data from the Mexican Institute of Statistics, the researchers found that life expectancy for men at age 15 increased by more than a year from 57.08 years in 1995 to 58.25 years in 2005. But from 2005 to 2015, they found, life expectancy only increased by about a half a year, from 58.25 years to 58.80 years.According to the study, the slower growth in life expectancy for the more recent decade was mainly due to an increase i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Men with early prostate cancer live longer than those WITHOUT the disease, new data reveals
Figures from the UK Office for National Statistics showed men diagnosed with prostate cancer at stage one had survival rates that were 0.5 per cent higher than those of the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates
This article looks at the recurrence rates, survival statistics, treatment, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news