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The statin wars: Why AstraZeneca must retreat

...sen to market rosuvastatin by applying adventurous statistics to an overinterpreted syllogism.' The editorial concludes: 'Since there are no reliable data about efficacy and safety-and AstraZeneca is facing unusually acute commercial pressure to force rosuvastatin into the market-doctors should pause bef...

Sticks and stones will break your bones; so will a lack of calcium

...ren need calcium to protect their bone health; yet statistics show children are consuming far below the daily recommended intake of 800-1,300 mg per day. Nearly nine out of 10 teenage girls and seven out of 10 teenage boys fail to get the recommended amount of calcium in their diets (3). "One of the easiest wa...

First international conference on women and blindness

...lind. In addition, World Health Organization (WHO) statistics indicate that 150 million people are living with l...ng countries dealing with vision loss, the overall statistics remain the same. Scientists theorize that longevity, smoking, nutrition, and environmental factors m...

Survey on total cardiovascular risk shows significant gap between patient education and action

...n contrasting these survey results with recent CDC statistics about health habits in America, there is a significant gap between perception and reality: While 64% of Americans have been diagnosed as overweight or obese, 76% of those surveyed claim to be trying to maintain a healthy weight. Only 19% of Americ...

Study reveals dramatic rise in allergic diseases

...archers in London used national hospital discharge statistics from 1990-1 to 2000-1 to identify trends in admissions for four allergic conditions (anaphylaxis, angio-oedema, food allergy, and urticaria). Over 49,000 admissions occurred during the 11-year study period. Total admissions increased from 1,960 in 19...

Age-related outcomes, immune response in patients with brain tumors linked to thymic cells

...utcome and anti-tumor immunity in general. Patient statistics were analyzed by age and levels of RTE CD8+ T lymphocytes to determine the ability of each of these factors to predict GBM outcome independent of the other. High CD8+ levels predicted longer recurrence-free periods and overall survival in patients wh...

Online bladder cancer information often outdated

...ements. For example, information on incidence used statistics from 2001 or earlier, and staging explanations did not reflect a system put in place in 1997. "Even though the inaccuracies seldom reflected flat-out false statements, a 32 percent inaccuracy rate is still disturbing," Lee says. "Other studies have f...

New project will develop cancer maps for Pennsylvania

...r varied even more greatly. Researchers have used statistics and maps to better understand reasons for the grea...Penn State University to use complex epidemiology, statistics and learning theory to ensure the new database will provide maps that are both highly accurate, and ...

Antibiotic use on swine farms increases efficiency, profits

...in the last three decades. It is based on industry statistics compiled in the 1990s. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that for average modern-day swine facilities antibiotics boost daily growth and reduce swine death rates during the growth-finisher stage of production. Swin...

UCSD Medical Center receives NIH contract to set up National Tuberculosis Educational Curriculum

...s well as the U.S," said Dr. Catanzaro. Global statistics show every second someone is infected with TB; eve...ire professional career, explains these staggering statistics are preventable. "We have the knowledge to prevent TB, and very effective medications to cure the d...

Water and sanitation key to health of infants in developing countries

...dren." Commenting on the study and on the horrific statistics concerning access to safe water and sewerage-2.9 billion people do not have access to safe water and 4.2 billion live without sanitation- Rebecca Dillingham and Richard L Guerrant (University of Virginia, USA) conclude: "We must not delay investing i...

Carnegie Mellon statistics student honored for technique to aid in brain imaging

PITTSBURGH--Kary Myers, a Ph.D. student in statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, has won a Student P...," said Myers, who earned her bachelor's degree in statistics from Carnegie Mellon. She is from Billings, Montana....

Malnutrition and misery will be 'unimaginable' by 2054

SEATTLE -- If today's global statistics of more than 3 billion malnourished people are worrisome, try projecting 50 years into the future, when Earth's population could exceed 12 billion and there could be even less water and land, per capita, to grow food. The current level of malnutritio...

UK Teenage Cancer Trust demands government action to aid young cancer patients

...ecause of the way data are broken down in official statistics no one knows with any certainty what the UK incidence and prevalence of cancer is in the 13 to 24 age group, though best estimates put incidence at upwards of 2,000 cases a year. "It's a dreadful and unacceptable situation," she said. "Cancer is the...

Thursday, March 4, 2004 news tips

...n between 1946-1964 and aged 36-55 in 2000. U. S. statistics show that overall CHD mortality per 100,000 declined from 345 in 1980 to 187 in 2000. In men, the decrease in rates slowed for age groups 35-44 and 45-54, and the numbers of deaths were constant or increased. But for women ages 35-44 and 45-54, CHD...

2004 Dean Award to Steven Levy

...Convention Center. Dr. Levy earned an AB degree in statistics from Princeton University, then a DDS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1986, after which he obtained further qualifications in health policy and dental public health. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on nutritio...

Injuries to children show definite patterns

...o jump--but that's another study," he added. Other statistics from Spady's current study include: Thirty-two of the 96,359 children in the study died as a result of an injury between the ages of five and nine, which is about 41 per cent of all children in the study who died between these ages. Ten per cent...

Surgical skill increases survival for oesophageal cancer surgery

... procedures is inherently difficult. "However, the statistics show a clear survival benefit where experienced surgeons perform the procedure", he added. These results mirror those found in other studies and further suggest that surgical skill is a major factor in successful outcome of surgical procedures for a...

ACP guidelines: Many diabetics should be taking statins

...rmones protect them from CAD," said Dr. Snow. "But statistics show that premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes and at least one other cardiovascular risk factor are as likely as men to develop CAD. So ACP says that women with diabetes and other risk factors for CAD should take a statin." Diabetes is itse...

Caffeine consumption associated with increases in blood pressure in adolescents

...pressure. This finding is important, given recent statistics that soft drink consumption has more than tripled among adolescents in the past three decades."...

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