Tag: "misleading" at medical news
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...been cited in at least 19 other scientific papers, misleading
physicians, their patients and researchers about the risk of secondhand smoke exposure. "Undermining people's understanding of the link between secondhand smoke and SIDS places infants everywhere at increased risk," according to Stanton Glantz, PhD, ...
Government approach to cutting hospital stays may be misleading
... keep older people out of hospital may be based on misleading
data, warn researchers in this week's BMJ . The n...leagues show that this approach could be seriously misleading
because admissions would probably decline anyway, without intervention. To test their theory, they t...
Paper of the Year 2004
... story of the year as well-a story of hidden data, misleading
guidance to physicians, severe reputational threat to one pharmaceutical company (GlaxoSmithKline), a New York lawsuit settled out of court for US$2.5 million, and mounting pressure for an international publicly accessible register of randomised clin...
NHLBI statement on oral contraceptive study
...ancer analyses have the same potential for finding misleading
results as occurred with the CVD analysis. Therefore, these kinds of data are not suitable for the exploration of any link between OC use and cancer. In general, randomized controlled clinical trials provide the highest quality evidence to answer sc...
Testosterone patch will test FDA's decision making
...e concerns about insufficient data and potentially misleading
marketing by their manufacturer Proctor & Gamble, claim two articles in this week's BMJ. The patch is the first drug to be assessed for a controversial condition called hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Proctor & Gamble claims that the patch can i...
Americans pay for unethical medical expert witnesses
...o believe that physicians who offer untruthful and misleading
testimony that does not match the industry's stand...s and over-the-top awards, perpetuated by false or misleading
testimony, force liability insurance premiums to rise," said Phillip Haeck, MD, former chair of the ...
Tar measurements on cigarette packets are misleading
... tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide measurements is misleading
and should be stopped, argue cancer experts in thi...noxide. Yet these measurements are now known to be misleading
for two reasons. Firstly, human smoking patterns vary greatly and are not mimicked by the machine. S...
Antioxidant controversy: Scientists seek measurement standards
...produce more reliable data for consumers, who face misleading
claims about the amount and effect of these disease-fighting compounds in their food, health and beauty products, the researchers say. The historic three-day meeting, the First International Congress on Antioxidant Methods, was held June 16-18 in Orl...
Place of death influences hospital league tables
... measures, they conclude. They may be particularly misleading
about the performance of hospitals in areas with limited provision of hospices and nursing homes....
Pregnancies ending in abortion do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer
...er about any previous abortions) gave, on average, misleading
results. Professor Richard Peto says "Studies can give misleading
results if women are asked about previous abortions only after they are diagnosed with breast cancer...
'Neutraceuticals'...coming soon to a dentist near you?
... inflammatory diseases can provide a distorted and misleading
picture of their role in the pathobiology of diseases like periodontitis. In a Keynote Address during the 82nd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, Iain Chapple (University of Birmingham, UK) will report on an assay f...
Hospital star ratings are misleading the public
...e Government's star rating system for hospitals is misleading
the public, say researchers in this week's BMJ, who found that seriously ill adults fared just as well in trusts with zero stars as in three star hospitals. Comparing data from 102 acute hospital trusts, researchers found that the system used to awa...
Time to stop exploiting trust doctors
...ned as potentially exploitative of the doctors and misleading
for patients. Simon Eccles, chairman of the BMA's Junior Doctors' Committee argues that regardless of level achieved, all doctors below consultant level should have their experience and competence recognised. The Department of Health admit there are ...
Herbal weight-loss product information can be misleading
...s containing the herb ephedra are posting false or misleading
information, a Johns Hopkins study demonstrates. ...said, 11 sites (34 percent) contained incorrect or misleading
statements, some of which could directly result in serious harm to consumers. In addition, several...
Study calls for major reforms in marketing of ephedra
...ail to disclose potential adverse effects and make misleading
statements about the safety, use and efficacy of the supplements. Researchers suggest that by misleading
consumers, the Web sites could be in violation of truth-in-advertising standards. "In our study we c...
Health food store recommendations could be bad for your health
...th breast cancer may be put at risk if they follow misleading
advice from health food store employees. Research published this week in Breast Cancer Research shows that store assistants often recommend products with no proven benefit, that are also expensive and potentially harmful. Edward Mills from the Cana...
In 15 seconds, new test will ID presence of 25 most common mutations of cystic fibrosis
... show this 5T variation alone. Such results may be misleading
for physicians and patients because this particular variant is not indicative of CF unless associated with the rare mutation (R117H) detected in the ACOG panel. Therefore, a reflex panel has been recommended to test for this particular variation only...
Lauder supports James nutrition and breast cancer study
...tion and health, but they are being bombarded with misleading
information that comes from the promotion of fads and quick fix-it schemes rather than findings of scientific fact," says Paskett. "I am grateful to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for its support in this new initiative." Last year, Paskett ...
Surprise: Pharmacists care program boosted patients satisfaction, but also hospital, ER visits
...d-after comparison, the conclusion would have been misleading
indication of the apparent effectiveness of the program when, in fact, it was ineffective. "Furthermore, like clinical care, such interventions can have adverse effects of their own," they said. "In this study, the intervention resulted in an apparen...
Study finds outbreak of Cipro web sites followed anthrax outbreak
... (14 percent), the researchers documented false or misleading
claims. During the study period, state authorities brought enforcement actions against three of the Web sites in the CWRU study. Also in response to the Internet explosion of Web sites selling ciprofloxacin, the FDA ordered all private ciprofloxacin ...