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Meningococcal Disease Market Analysis and 2022 Forecasts in New...
This report "EpiCast Report: Meningococcal Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022" provides an overview of the risk factors and global trends for meningococcal disease in eight major markets .
Thu May 23, 2013
Improving the quality of reports of meta-analyses of randomised...
The Quality of Reporting of Meta-analyses conference was convened to address standards for improving the quality of reporting of meta-analyses of clinical randomised controlled trials .
How Austerity Kills
While the recent global financial crisis has had a devastating impact on the economies of many Western nations, most researchers and experts have focused on the political and economic impacts.
Accounting for Misclassified Outcomes in Binary Regression Models...
Outcome misclassification is widespread in epidemiology, but methods to account for it are rarely used.
Can Changes in the Distributions of and Associations Between...
Although socioeconomic position is conceptualized by social epidemiologists as a multidimensional construct, most research on socioeconomic disparities in health uses a limited set of observable indicators and typically analyzes and reports gradients in relation to one measure at a time.
Wed May 22, 2013
The big fat truth
More and more studies show that being overweight does not always shorten life - but some public-health researchers would rather not talk about them.
Medical News Today
In The Resurgence Of Whooping Cough, Leading Explanations Don't Stand Up To Scrutiny
Main Category: Respiratory / Asthma Also Included In: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses ; Pediatrics / Children's Health Article Date: 22 May 2013 - 0:00 PDT Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming ... (more)
4 ND cases tied to multistate salmonella outbreak
Health Department epidemiologist Alicia Lepp says the cases all were in children under the age of 10.
Tue May 21, 2013
Conference looks at community health care
Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on health care equity, will speak Wednesday at an annual Mississippi conference on improving community health care programs.
Mon May 20, 2013
Leading explanations for whooping cough's resurgence don't stand up to scrutiny
Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming resurgence.
The Washington Monthly
QOTD: If austerity was a clinical trial . . .
"If austerity were tested like a medication in a clinical trial, it would have been stopped long ago, given its deadly side effects." - academics David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, from their New York Times op-ed In the past week, the academics David Stuckley and Sanjay Basu have published two fascinating and powerful pieces on the relationship ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
Meningitis, Puerto Rico, Rob Ford, China, Russia
Epidemiologists puzzled over NYC's Meningitis outbreak: "What is concerning is that it is largely restricted to men who have sex with men.
Sat May 18, 2013
Beat those winter blues
Tasmanians are bracing for colder weather and the winter doldrums to start closing in, when images such as this snow-covered field at Lower Longley will be more common.
Fri May 17, 2013
Expert on Animal to Human Diseases: Drivers of Disease Outbreaks...
In light of the recent H7N9 bird flu virus in China and the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Middle East and Europe, Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist and food safety specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute , in Nairobi, Kenya is available to brief media on the drivers of these diseases: urbanization, agricultural ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
Health department conducting statewide scan for brain tumors
"There are good days and bad days. Life still goes on whether I have a tumor or not," she said during a recent doctor's appointment at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too
Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study.
Wed May 15, 2013
Medical News Today
Huge Number Of Infections Prevented In Intensive Care Units
Main Category: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Also Included In: Blood / Hematology ; Public Health Article Date: 15 May 2013 - 1:00 PDT New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 200,000 central line-associated bloodstream infections have been prevented among patients in intensive care units ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Worth Noting: "How Austerity Kills"
David Stuckler, Oxford sociologist, and Sanjay Basu, Stanford epidemiologist, have a book to sell.
CLABSI prevention efforts result in up to 200,000 infections prevented in intensive care units
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 200,000 central line-associated bloodstream infections have been prevented among patients in intensive care units since 1990.