Climate prediction models are all rigged to produce false "proof" of human-caused climate change
(Natural News) Will global warming fear-mongering soon see its last day? A growing number of experts are speaking out about fraud within the climate science community. Climate science is rife with statistical manipulation, data tampering and other integrity issues — and that’s before politics get involved.  While climate change alarmists claim that the science on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VisiBlends, a new approach to disrupt visual messaging
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) To help non-professionals create visual blends for their news and PSAs, Columbia Engineering researchers have developed VisiBlends, a flexible, user-friendly platform that transforms the creative brainstorming activity into a search function, and enables a statistically higher output of visually blended images. The VisiBlends platform combines a series of human steps or 'microtasks' with AI and computational techniques. Crowd-sourcing is a key component of the system enabling groups of people to collaborate, either together or off-site. (Source: EurekAlert! - ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paramedic Students in Southwest Missouri Break Gender Stereotypes
It’s no surprise that women predominate many health care professions. In fact, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 92 percent of nurses are female. However, that’s not exactly the case in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field, where women make up only 21 percent of licensed paramedics. Six students at the OTC Waynesville Center are working against that trend. The group makes up the college’s first all-female paramedic cohort. Some of the women have years of experience as emergency medical technicians, while others are fresh out of EMT school. A few are even stationed as medics at the nearb...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ozarks Technical Community College Tags: Training News Source Type: news

OMB: Request for Comment on the Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the different consumer price indexes and income measures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis and how they may influence the estimation of income measures from the Census Bureau, including the Official Poverty Measure (OPM). The OPM is used by Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and other programs to determine income eligibility. Comments are due 45 days after publication of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 7, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Sunscreen Enters Bloodstream After Just One Day Of Use, Study Says
This study is the FDA’s way of showing sunscreen manufacturers they need to do the studies to see if chemical absorption poses health risks.” The need to screen According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. Around the world, melanoma ranks as the 19th most common cancer in both men and women, says the World Cancer Research Fund. In the United States, sunscreens were originally approved as an over-the-counter solution to sunburn. They came in two types: one using chemical combos to filter the sun, the other using minerals to bloc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

Research and Education The effect of restoration thickness and resin cement shade on the color and translucency of a high-translucent monolithic zirconia
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 23 April 2019In Press, Corrected ProofWhat are Corrected Proof articles?AbstractStatement of problemInformation regarding the influence of cements and material thickness on the final color of monolithiczirconia restorations is lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to examine the effect of varyingresin cement colors and material thicknesses on the color and translucency of a high-translucent monolithic zirconia and to compare these effects with those reported in similar studies that examined other dental zirconia materials.Material and methodsKatana Hi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Acute and subacute outcome predictors in moderate and severe TBI: a retrospective monocentric study - Paolo G, Rosalia Z, Statistician CA, Alberto Z, Luca LF, Francesco F, Cristina A, Andrea LL, Carlo B, Camillo F, Tiziano B, Francesco B.
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors affecting outcome of TBI, despite their importance, are still under discussion. The purpose of this study was to describe risk factors of in-hospital mortality and outcome at 1-year in a homogeneously treated population of mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent
The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why Narcissists Act the Way They Do
Narcissists can be charming, charismatic, seductive, exciting, and engaging. They can also act entitled, exploitative, arrogant, aggressive, cold, competitive, selfish, obnoxious, cruel, and vindictive. You can fall in love with their charming side and be destroyed by their dark side. It can be baffling, but it all makes sense when you understand what drives them. That awareness protects you from their games, lies, and manipulation. Narcissists have an impaired or undeveloped self. They think and function differently from other people. They behave as they do because of the way their brain is wired, whether due to nature or...
Source: Psych Central - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Narcissism Personality Narcissistic Personality Disorder Selfishness Source Type: news

Systematic Review Digital versus conventional workflow for the fabrication of multiunit fixed prostheses: A systematic review and meta-analysis of vertical marginal fit in controlled in vitro studies
ConclusionsDigital technologies offer a reliable alternative to conventional techniques for the fabrication of tooth- or implant-supported 3-unit fixed partial dentures; additional studies with up-to-date technologies and for prostheses with more than 3 units are recommended to provide stronger evidence. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Master Government List of Federally Funded R & D Centers: FY 2019
The Master Government list of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), maintained by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation, has been updated for 2019. FFRDCs are listed by sponsoring agency, administrator type, location, and type of activity. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 3, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Australian Football League injury characteristics differ between matches and training: a longitudinal analysis of changes in the setting, site, and time span from 1997 to 2016 - Hoffman DT, Dwyer DB, Tran J, Clifton P, Gastin PB.
BACKGROUND: Injury surveillance has been used to quantify the scope of the injury burden in Australian football. However, deeper statistical analyses are required to identify major factors that contribute to the injury risk and to understand how these inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Disease and injury statistics of Japanese Antarctic research expeditions during the wintering period: evaluation of 6837 cases in the 1st-56th parties - Antarctic health report in 1956-2016 - Ikeda A, Ohno G, Otani S, Watanabe K, Imura S.
This study aimed to evaluate disease and injury trends among wintering members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition. Obtained information is indispensable to the advancement of medical system and research. Summation was performed based on medical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Stress and positive attitudes towards violent discipline are associated with school violence by Ugandan teachers - Ssenyonga J, Hermenau K, Nkuba M, Hecker T.
BACKGROUND: Globally, the use of violent discipline methods by teachers to manage child behavior is still highly prevalent despite enactment of laws that prohibit school violence. In the case of Uganda there is a dearth of accurate prevalence statistics on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

First-time cannabis use up after legalization, StatsCan reports
More Canadians say they've used cannabis recreationally since it was legalized last fall, particularly those aged 45 to 64 and males, according to Statistics Canada.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Complexity science comes to the aid of the humanities
EU-funded researchers are applying analytical methods originally devised for problems in statistical physics to understand a range of complex systems from transport networks and electricity grids to quantum computers and even classical mythology. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 3, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Government Doctors Make Gross Errors Concerning Measles Statistics,...
Physicians for Informed Consent doctors and scientists sound alarm as legislators consider banning physicians from making personalized vaccine recommendations in California.(PRWeb May 03, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/government_doctors_make_gross_errors_concerning_measles_statistics_misinform_senators_threaten_public_health/prweb16284115.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improving drivers' hazard perception in pedestrian-related situations based on a short simulator-based intervention - Ābele L, Haustein S, Martinussen LM, Møller M.
Young drivers remain over-represented in road accident statistics and hazard perception is a likely source of a skills gap between younger and older drivers. The aim of this study was to examine whether a short hazard perception training intervention in a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Research and Education Effect of different CAD-CAM materials on the marginal and internal adaptation of endocrown restorations: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 23 April 2019In Press, Corrected ProofWhat are Corrected Proof articles?AbstractStatement of problemRecent resin-based and ceramic-based computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) materials have been used to restore endodontically treated teeth. Adaptation of the restoration is important for clinical success, but studies evaluating the effect of these materials on the adaptation of endocrowns are lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of resin-based and ceramic-based materials on the marginal and internal ad...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sex Before Age 13 Among Males in the United States
Conclusions and Relevance  Rates of sexual onset before age 13 years among young males varied by race/ethnicity, location, and maternal educational level, presenting important implications for the provision of early, inclusive, and comprehensive sex education and sexual and reproductive health care to male children and ad olescents. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Trends in the Method and Gestational Age of Abortion in High-income Countries
Conclusions These findings highlight changes in abortion provision in the past decade. More research is needed to understand whether the observed distributions are a function of women’s preferences or of barriers to the timing and type of care they would prefer. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Development and Clinical Translation of Melaseq ™, a Multi-tissue...
Australians have the highest incidence of melanoma in the world and the mortality rate has been increasing over the past 50 years. These statistics underline a need for new, accurate and non-invasive...(PRWeb May 02, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/development_and_clinical_translation_of_melaseq_a_multi_tissue_microrna_profile_of_malignant_melanoma_australias_national_cancer_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16283370.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIOSH Asking for National Mesothelioma Registry Input
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has begun soliciting public input on the feasibility of establishing a mesothelioma registry. NIOSH is encouraging doctors, nurses, patients, families and patient advocates to provide recommendations on data collection, enrollment, registry maintenance, confidentiality and the overall usefulness of such a tool if enacted. Comments must be received by July 8, 2019. “NIOSH has a strong interest in preventing mesothelioma and helping people with the disease,” according to its outreach effort on Regulations.gov. “Mesothelioma treatments are limited, an...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Prophylactic antibiotic regimens in dental implant failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:Although meta-analysis results suggested that AP may reduce implant failure, definitive conclusions cannot be achieved yet. The overall nonsignificant differences reported in individual trials, limitations discussed, implant infection outcomes, and antibiotic-associated risks must be considered. Thus, the results for implant failure outcomes may not warrant the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in patients who are healthy who are receiving dental implants. Investigators must conduct large-scale RCTs to determine the efficacy of AP and various regimens, independent of confounding varia...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A marginal structural model approach to analyse work-related injuries: an example using data from the Health and Retirement Study - Baidwan NK, Gerberich SG, Kim H, Ryan AD, Church T, Capistrant B.
BACKGROUND: Biases may exist in the limited longitudinal data focusing on work-related injuries among the ageing workforce. Standard statistical techniques may not provide valid estimates when the data are time-varying and when prior exposures and outcomes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Adequacy of negative binomial models for managing safety on rural local roads - Hall T, Tarko AP.
Count models, such as negative binomial regression, are well-established statistical methods for analyzing road safety. Although count models are widely used for arterial roads, their application to rural local roads is sparse, partly due to the concern of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Trajectories of grief: comparing symptoms from the DSM-5 and ICD-11 diagnoses - Bonanno GA, Malgaroli M.
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic criteria for prolonged grief have appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM-5; persistent complex bereavement disorder, PCBD) and in the ICD-11 (prolonged grief disorder, PGD), and the question of wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Software R & D: Revised Treatment in U.S. National Accounts and Related Trends in Business R & D Expenditures
A recent change in the treatment of software R&D in the U.S. GDP and other national income and product accounts (NIPAs), published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), underscores the importance of software for U.S. R&D statistics. In the past, software R&D expenditures were capitalized under software investment—not under R&D—to avoid duplication, because software was already considered a fixed asset. However, this also meant that under NIPA,'R&D investment'was effectively non-software R&D investment. The 2018 Comprehensive Update of the NIPAs reclassified software R&D as R&...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - April 29, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Ag census reveals first reports of kiwiberry production in the northeast
(University of New Hampshire) For the first time since the USDA began keeping statistics in 1840, farmers from several Northeast states, including New Hampshire, are reporting kiwifruit production operations. The news comes six years after the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire launched a kiwiberry research and breeding program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ivantis and Glaukos Clash in 1st Head-to-Head MIGS Trial
A study accepted for publication in the journal Ophthalmology could give Ivantis a competitive advantage against one of the top players in the micro invasive glaucoma surgery space.  Dubbed, “COMPARE,” the study pitted Ivantis’ Hydrus Microstent against two Glaukos iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass stents, for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma in a standalone procedure. Irvine, CA-based Ivantis said the study included 152 patients with mild to late-moderate stage disease and no previous glaucoma surgery. The study was conducted at 12 centers in n...
Source: MDDI - April 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Interactive map shows north-south divide of cancer patients in England
Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed people in London have the lowest rates of cancer overall, and prostate, breast and pancreatic cancers are more common in the south. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Survival Statistics Make Sense to Cancer Patients? Do Survival Statistics Make Sense to Cancer Patients?
Private-practice radiation oncologist Andrew Neuschatz talks about the difficulty of communicating prognostic information to cancer patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Professor of Medical Informatics
Location: Munich, Germany Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Technical University of Munich (TUM) The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Medicine, one of Germany's top medical schools in research and teaching. The professorship will be part of the Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology at TUM's university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, which focuses on translational information processing, information integration, information security and data privacy. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Accuracy of the evaluation of implant position using a completely digital registration method compared with a radiographic method
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 9 April 2019In Press, Corrected ProofAbstractStatement of problemConventionalradiographic methods are widely used to evaluate the clinical accuracy of implant position. However, such methods require a secondcomputerized tomography (CT) scan and manual registration between presurgical and postsurgical CT data. The alignment errors cannot be calculated.PurposeThe purpose of this clinical study was to introduce a completely digital registration method to evaluate the clinical accuracy of implant position. The digital registration method was then compared with the radiographi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UNISON condemns the soaring need for food banks in the UK as a ‘national disgrace’
The Trussell Trust today released figures showing that the past year was the busiest in the food bank charity’s 22-year history. In the 12 months from April 2018 to March 2019, nearly 1.6 million three-day emergency food parcels were given to people in crisis in the UK ­– more than half a million of which went to children. This is an 18.8% increase on the previous year. And today’s figures are just the tip of the iceberg of the UK’s poverty crisis. The Trussell Trust network of 1,200 food bank centres across the UK accounts for approximately two-thirds of all emergency food banks – so ther...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News There for you support Source Type: news

In vitro evaluation of dentin tubule occlusion by three bioactive materials: A scanning electron microscopic study
Conclusion: Under the limitations of the present in vitro study, it can be concluded that theapplication of a CPP ‑ACP paste as well as a paste which contains fluoride is effective on reductionof dentin permeability. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New mom receives shock $1,600 bill for an epidural - but her friend with the same insurance did not 
Drs Layla Parast and Erin Taylor are close friends and colleagues at RAND Corporation where they work in statistics analyzing healthcare. They both gave birth at UCLA in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA –Tulane study finds improved WIC food packages reduced children’s risk for obesity
Sweeping changes designed to make the food more nutritious in a federal assistance program for low-income families reduced the risk for obesity for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to new research.The study of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, was conducted by researchers from theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Tulane University and Los Angeles-based PHFE WIC, the nation ’s largest local WIC agency and a program of Heluna Health.WIC is a federal nutrition assistance program for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Root Canal Disinfection by Single- and Multiple-instrument Systems: Effects of Sodium Hypochlorite Volume, Concentration, and Retention Time
Journal Of EndodnticsPublication HistoryPublished online: April 10, 2019Highlights•Bacterial reduction was compared between a single-file and a multifile system.•All protocols produced a highly significant intracanal bacterial reduction.•Counts of bacteria were 2.5 times significantly higher in the REC-2.5LOW group when compared with the BR-2.5HI group.•Disinfection was better with multiple instruments, high volume, and longer sodium hypochlorite exposure.AbstractIntroductionThisex vivo study evaluated the intracanal bacterial reduction promoted by chemomechanical preparation using a single-file te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Monarch Becomes the 1st FDA-Cleared Device for ADHD
The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System made history last week after it became the first device to win a nod from FDA to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It should be noted the technology has had CE mark since 2015. Monarch was developed by NeuroSigma and is indicated to help treat 7 to 12-year-olds suffering from ADHD. What makes this de novo clearance from FDA so significant is that typically pharmaceutical solutions are used to treat patients suffering from the neurological disorder. Monarch is about the size of a cellphone. The device generates a low-level electrical pulse ...
Source: MDDI - April 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Predicting aggressive patient behaviour in a hospital emergency department: An empirical study of security officers using the Br øset Violence Checklist - Partridge B, Affleck J.
This study is the first to evaluate the statistica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Causes of excess deaths in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: a time-series estimation - Cruz-Cano R, Mead EL.
Objectives. To determine the number and causes of excess deaths in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017. Methods. We obtained monthly vital statistics data on all deaths from January 2008 through October 2017.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children
(CNN) — The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK’d Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms. “This new device offers a safe, non-drug option for treatment of ADHD in pediatric patients through the use of mild nerve stimulation, a first of its kind,” Carlos Peña, director of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN ADHD Source Type: news

Study highlights global burden of emergency diseases and conditions
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In 2015, about half of the world's 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher. The analysis, described in April in the journal BMJ Global Health, offered what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind look at the lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shelters for victims of abuse in Canada still struggling with underfunding, capacity issues: StatsCan
New numbers from Statistics Canada show shelters for victims of abuse across the country admitted 68,106 people in 2017/18.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Prediction of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease using statistical inference and lower-limb acceleration data - Naghavi N, Wade E.
Freezing of gait (FoG) is a common type of motor dysfunction in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) associated with falls. Over the last decade, a significant amount of studies has been focused on detecting FoG episodes in clinical and home environments. Yet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The need to improve information on road user type in National Vital Statistics System mortality data - Mack KA, Hedegaard H, Ballesteros MF, Warner M, Eames J, Sauber-Schatz E.
OBJECTIVES: Both the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) can be used to examine motor vehicle crash (MVC) deaths. These 2 data systems operate independently, using different methods to collect and code ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Environmental and familial factors in drug use among commercial drivers in suburban public transport - Ainy E, Soori H.
BACKGROUND: A study was conducted in 2013 on the lack of accurate statistics on the environmental and family factors behind the use of drugs by drivers of public transport. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall, 1176 drivers of buses, mini-buses, vans, al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cameroon: Birth Registration - Because They Don't Belong Anywhere!
[Cameroon Tribune] Children without birth certificates are stateless because they are missing in vital statistics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Probing Renyi entanglement entropy via randomized measurements
Entanglement is a key feature of many-body quantum systems. Measuring the entropy of different partitions of a quantum system provides a way to probe its entanglement structure. Here, we present and experimentally demonstrate a protocol for measuring the second-order Rényi entropy based on statistical correlations between randomized measurements. Our experiments, carried out with a trapped-ion quantum simulator with partition sizes of up to 10 qubits, prove the overall coherent character of the system dynamics and reveal the growth of entanglement between its parts, in both the absence and presence of disorder. Our ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Brydges, T., Elben, A., Jurcevic, P., Vermersch, B., Maier, C., Lanyon, B. P., Zoller, P., Blatt, R., Roos, C. F. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news