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Undersize infants score higher on IQ tests if breast fed exclusively

... the United States. The most recent United States statistics from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that while only 21 percent of infants are still being exclusively breastfed for 4 months, this percentage drops to 16 percent by six months of age. The children were evaluated ...

Parenting News: More than one hour of TV a day may lead to violence, Science study suggests

... rates were different, the authors used a computer statistics program to sort out how much of the aggressive behavior could be attributed to television watching alone. Once other factors were accounted for, 5.7 percent of the adolescents who watched less than one hour then committed aggressive acts against othe...

Mexican Americans more likely to die of heart disease than Caucasians

... information supplied from a state bureau of vital statistics or the National Death Index. Because they have not followed individuals over time, earlier studies are limited by potential biases. For example, ethnic misclassification may affect the reported number of deaths among Hispanics if ethnicity is coded ...

Study quantifies cost-benefit of family interventions to prevent teen alcohol use

...e costs of these problems. According to the latest statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the annual economic costs of alcohol abuse in 1998 were estimated to be $185 billion. The Iowa investigators based their cost-benefit calculations on data from a longitudinal prevention tr...

Deaths by drowning fall, but pools abroad still 'a major concern'

...owning should be collected routinely by government statistics offices in the United Kingdom, they conclude....

Whitewater death inspires students to create safer helmet

...ts to develop through their research, Ho said. The statistics related to whitewater injuries are unreliable, but we do know that among the fatal cases, the mechanism of death tends to be a combination of impact to the head and drowning. The whitewater industry and the people who enjoy these sports need to begin...

Sepsis on the increase in U.S., according to Emory University and CDC study

...of sepsis epidemiology to date because it includes statistics from the entire country over a long period of time. The scientists used selected groupings of clinical disease classification codes to identify patients with sepsis. The incidence of sepsis increased in both children and adults during the 20-year p...

Experts recommend increased funding, focus on resuscitation science

...s die each day due to cardiac arrest, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. We have an opportunity to prioritize a science that will lead immediately, I think, to saving many, many lives, not only in the United States, but worldwide, says Lance Becker, M.D., lead author of the report and...

U.S. for-profit hospitals show higher mortality rates than non-profits, analysis shows

...searchers undertook the meta-analysis of mortality statistics to help inform the debate underway in Canada over whether to move into the for-profit health-care-delivery arena. "Most of the debate so far has focused on economics," said P. J. Devereaux, M.D., research fellow in the departments of Medicine and C...

Use of tampons and sexual activity protect women against endometriosis

...gage in sexual activities during menstruation. The statistics were roughly the same for women who experienced orgasm during menstruation. Tampon use appeared to have an even more significant protective effect. Women with endometriosis were less likely to use only tampons during menstruation (11.6 percent) as co...

One-on-one with pharmacists gives patients medication advantage

...fore (79 vs. 62 percent). The statistics for using medication incorrectly are grim, according to a variety of studies: Each year in the United States, one out of six hospital admissions, one out of four nursing home admissions, one...

Methods used in reporting results of new treatments may be misleading

...lic expects advertisers to use the most flattering statistics to bolster claims of effectiveness in promoting products," said UC Davis research and family physician Jim Nuovo. "However, most of us expect that medical journals will provide complete reporting of all important aspects of research on a new treatmen...

Heart experts call for urgent action to implement new findings on cholesterol-lowering treatment

...ering non-fatal heart attacks or strokes. Global statistics *WHO Global Health Statistics (Murray CJL & Lop...ome "double counting" due to overlap), but similar statistics are not readily available for people with other occlusive arterial disease (which would tend to unde...

Misclassification of cause of death in cancer patients

...interpreted with caution in the context of related statistics on disease incidence and relative survival."...

Risks and benefits of alcohol consumption vary with age as well as sex

...-44, and so on up to over 85. Using national death statistics and international epidemiological studies, they then estimated the relation between alcohol consumption and risk of death, and how this varies with age and sex. They found a direct dose-response relation between alcohol consumption and risk of death...

UB researcher observes strong statistical correlation between prevalence of diabetes, air pollution

...cy Web site, and plugged these data into a popular statistics software package....

UCLA AIDS Institute scientists show antiretroviral drugs can eradicate AIDS epidemic

...cs and a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute. "Those statistics calculated that AIDS would claim 65 million lives by 2020." "Our study found that expansion of drug treatment programs can eliminate HIV on a community level -- even without eradicating HIV in individuals," she said. "It's the first scientific ration...

Danger at Sea

...een 1976 and 1995 and compared with official death statistics for other occupations. Fishermen were over 50 times more likely, and seafarers were over 25 times more likely, to have a fatal accident at work than other British workers. Both occupations were much more hazardous than construction, manufacturing, a...

Geriatric provider shortage suggests health care needs to improve with age

...niversity of California, San Francisco. They cite statistics indicating that there are 9,000 geriatric doctors out of 20,000 needed to meet current demand and a projected need of 36,000 by the year 2030. In contrast, there are 57,000 pediatricians, and the authors note that pediatrics, but not geriatrics, is a...

Treating effects of brain damage

..., Multiple Sclerosis, and Alzheimer's Disease (for statistics see Notes to Editors). No age group is immune from brain injury, said Professor Peter Halligan. Its estimated that each year one million people in Britain a huge proportion of them young males attend hospital for head injury. As for stroke, we tend...

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