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Is handwriting truly individual? UB computer scientists are finding out

Computer-assisted handwriting analysis tools being developed for forensicapplications BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ransom notes, like the one left behind in the JonBenetRamsey murder case, and other handwritten documents that provide clues tocriminal cases may soon be easier to analyze, tha...

Controversy Over The Effects Of Passive Smoking

... So why was Bailar, a respected expert on the analysis of medicalstudies, so sceptical? A back-of-the-envelope calculation explains his concern. People whosmoke 20 cigarettes a day face a 75 to 80 per cent higher risk of developingheart disease than nonsmokers, and studies suggest that passive s...

Echinacea symposium presents new research on Chernobyl victims

...he results of her long-term studies including: An analysis of how effectively Echinacea purpurea, consumed as a food additivein fruit juices and other non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, protects peoplewho are exposed to radiation. Based on her findings, Dr. Pochernyayevarecommends ways Echinacea purpurea f...

False recall in older adults and Alzheimer's linked to attention, not memory, breakdown

...y." Testing memory Balota's study is based on an analysis of false recall and recognition ratesamong 159 individuals who were divided into five groups: healthy collegestudents, healthy older adults about age 70, healthy old-old adults about age85; and two groups of older adults with either very mild or mil...

Immune system rebounds for some children with AIDS, finds UF study

...durable immunereconstitution," he said. Sleasman's analysis is based on data collected during the first U.S.clinical trial of children treated with a so-called drug cocktail -- acombination of medications that includes a protease inhibitor, the class of drugs shown to interfere effectively in replicationof th...

Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed

...nagement, disease management, medical and drugdata analysis services, medical information management services, which includeprovider profiling and outcome assessments, through its Practice PatternsScience, Inc. subsidiary, and informed decision counseling services through itsExpress Health Line SM division. T...

Medication prescribing patterns vary widely between, within states and therapy classes

... classes. Her study is the first publiclyreported analysis of regional prescription use that is based solely onrecipients of pharmacy benefits and that adjusts for age and copayment rates asfactors that could influence variation. "This study of regional prescription variation is part of Express Scriptsongo...

MGH study shows mitral valve prolapse not a stroke risk factor

...iseases. Using new criteria, the Framingham Study analysis -conducted by Lisa Freed, MD, then a cardiology fellow at the MGH - found mitralvalve prolapse in only 2.4 percent of a general population, with more seriousprolapse observed in 1.3 percent of those studied. Rates of heart failure,atrial fibrillatio...

Food should be fortified with folic acid to ensure all mothers receive recommended daily requirements

...in this week's BMJ. The authors, commenting on an analysis of the numbers of pregnant mothers taking folic acid, base their suggestion on the fact that forty per cent of pregnancies in the UK are unplanned and therefore these women are unlikely to have taken the advised periconceptional folic acid supplement...

Combination HIV vaccine induces diverse immune response

Preliminary analysis of data from a clinical trial testing two candidate HIVvaccines given together shows that the combination is safe and can stimulatediverse immune responses against HIV. The findings will be discussed by thestudy's principal investigator, Robert Bels...

Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease

... well-tolerated. Study design, data collection and analysis was provided by a team of researchersled by Dr. Thomas Fleming, a biostatistican at the Fred Hutchinson CancerResearch Center and the University of Washington School of Public Health andCommunity medicine in Seattle. For the interim analysis, the st...

ENBREL application for early, active rheumatoid arthritis filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

...) that did not complicatetreatment. A complete analysis will be presented at an upcoming major medical meeting. Theresults described herein are based on investigational data analyzed by Immunex. These data have not yet been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA), but are included as part ...

Spare beds are crucial to cope with growing number of emergencies, but are emergencies really increasing?

...ergency admissions - crisis or artefact? Temporal analysis of health services data) The National Health Ser...ergency treatment is not the explanation". In an analysis of emergency admissions in an area served by Avon Health Authority, Dr Kieran Morgan and colleagues ...

SFU author examines mothers and illicit drug use

...lor and poor women for the harshesttreatment. Her analysis and conclusions are based on interviews with 28 mothers from B.C.Alberta and Saskatchewan. The SFU criminology graduate also interviewed at least15 medical experts and drug and social service workers in Europe and B.C. University of Toronto Press wil...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center designated as one of three Glaxo Wellcome Genetic Epidemiology Centers

...ced genetic epidemiologist and has insightinto the analysis of susceptibility gene research." The Glaxo Wellcome plan includes: Clinical networks to identify candidate families and collect clinicalinformation and blood samples; DNA Banking and Genotyping Centers to isolate DNA, store blood and DNAsamples, a...

Seniors need group housing, not homes

...g to a new study by Peter Chi, professor of policy analysis andmanagement, and Joseph Laquatra, associate professor of design and environmentalanalysis. From 10 to 50 percent of the country's nursing home population isinstitutionalized unnecessarily, Chi says. However, more than half of men andwomen 65 or ...

Researchers learn how stress slows wound healing

...ured tissue. Asexpected, an analysis of both the five-hour and 24-hour samplesshowed ...ng the wound site. But the analysis showed that women who had reported more stress before the experiments produce...

Treatment for ADHD appears to reduce risk of substance abuse

... are not treated." The current report is based on analysis of data from an earlier study thatfollowed a group of more than 500 children for four years. The children andtheir mothers were inter-viewed on three occasions - when they first entered thestudy, one year later, and four years after enrollment - reg...

New study shows abuse homicides more common than records reveal

CHAPEL HILL - Painstaking analysis of a decade of homicides amongchildren ages 10 and under in North Carolina shows vital records poorly reflectthe number of child abuse deaths, according to a new University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill study. The true number is more than three tim...

For-profit hospital ownership means higher costs, Dartmouth-VA study finds

...n non-profit hospital service areas. The Dartmouth analysis controlled for these and other factors that mightinfluence health care costs, including age, sex, race, regional pricedifferences, location, number of physicians, medical school affiliation,multi-hospital system membership and mortality rates. Total...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that ... an experimental model. The findings, reported in the ... , may lead to more effective treatments for ... of the leading causes of illness and death ... impact by limiting the productivity of workers and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, ... published online in The Journals of Gerontology, ... In the article " Internet Use and Depression Among ... Analysis ," the authors report that Internet use reduced ... among their study sample. , Late-life depression affects ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... ribbon representing a disease. A pink ribbon is well known ... think of with lung cancer?, Although white has been identified ... black may be the only one they think fits., A ... smokers between the ages of 51 to 79 years old, ... these patients, the emotional toll it can have and how ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... is less than 40 years away from a food ... governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. ... human history, food production will be limited on a ... energy," said Dr. Fred Davies, senior science advisor for ... become as politically destabilizing by 2050 as energy issues ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... TORONTO, April 17, 2014 Giving patients adrenaline after they ... not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to ... vast number of patients who have a cardiac arrest ... treating cardiac arrest for decades," said Dr. Steve Lin, ... Michael,s. "Yet, despite advances in medical treatment, long-term survival ...
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