2 min ago
Maximum likelihood, profile likelihood, and penalized likelihood: a primer.
The method of maximum likelihood is widely used in epidemiology, yet many epidemiologists receive little or no education in the conceptual underpinnings of the approach.
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4 hrs ago
Officials confirm Oklahoma's first West Nile virus case of the year
The year's first case of West Nile virus in Oklahoma was confirmed Thursday, leading health officials to ask residents to take precautions against mosquitoes when spending time outdoors.
8 hrs ago
Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial
A potential vaccine to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Clifton's Class of 2014 'top 10' reminisce, look ahead
How do you get an aspiring CEO, physical therapist, neurologist, epidemiologist, civil engineer, pharmacist, and recording engineer in the same room? It is a group of elite students who are all familiar with each other, sharing honors and AP classes along with various clubs and extra curricular activities.
Epigenetics: Inherited 'Memory' Of Environment Is Overhyped
In recent years, biology has been thrown around like a football. Activists in numerous areas invoke it - those against food science say scientists are tinkerers with no expertise while those against pesticides claim that the biology clearly shows what your grandparents ate made you obese.
60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC
About six out of 10 adults make use of calorie information on menus, if it's available, to decide what to order in restaurants, according to a new U.S. study.
Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?
A new study of American cities suggests that rising temperatures may increase the number of people who develop the painful urinary obstructions.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
WHO-AM Des Moines
Warning! New Illnesses On the Horizon
The state epidemiologist warning they're monitoring two mosquito-borne illnesses that could be "worse than West Nile Virus".
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Not only is diabetes a complicated disease, it is a confusing disease as well. This week I read a series of conflicting epidemiology research reports, where on one hand the studies report that diabetes-related complications have declined.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
West Virginia Metro
CDC study results similar to other reviews following water emergency
The federal Centers for Disease Control released the results of the CASPER report Monday in connection with the Jan. 9 chemical spill and water emergency that impacted parts of nine West Virginia counties.
Best of New Orleans
Drs. Stacy Drury , a child psychiatrist, and Katherine Theall, a social epidemiologist at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, lead a study about the effects maternal bonding has on children.
Epidemiologists explain how human activity helps spread the deadly virus in West Africa.
In a relentless sweep across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the largest outbreak of Ebola, a virus that causes to dramatic internal bleeding and often a hasty death, has now claimed 467 lives, from 759 infections, since February this year, according to the World Health Organization .
Sun Jul 06, 2014
NM leads nation in alcohol-related deaths
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that New Mexico experienced more deaths per capita that were attributable to alcohol.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Research and Markets: EpiCast Report: Graft-Versus-Host Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023
Graft-versus-host disease is a common complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that occurs when the donated cells are rejected and attack the host's cells as foreign.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Cases of Waterborne Illnesses More than Double in Bell County
Bell County is reporting a large spike in Shigelloses cases compared to previous years.
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Guyana confirms 12 more cases of chikungunya
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran on Tuesday disclosed that there are 12 more confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya in Guyana.
One in 25 Reports Falling Asleep at the Wheel: CDC Report
In a new government survey, one in 25 U.S. drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel a least once over the prior month.
Cheap test slashes time taken to diagnose TB
Sputum samples containing tuberculosis bacteria fluoresce in the presence of CDG-3, the basis for a rapid test under development.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Antimicrobial use in outpatient hemodialysis units.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America , Vol.