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2014-04-01 14:31:40

OHSU analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine finds journals reported adverse events less frequently Medical researchers often presented the findings of their clinical trials in a different way on a federal government website than they did in the medical journals where their studies were ultimately published, according to an Oregon Health & Science University analysis published April 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers' reports in peer-reviewed medical journals often...

2014-03-31 10:02:20

Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers. "The things that made stigmas a more functional strategy thousands of years ago rarely exist," said Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and human development and family studies. "Now, it won't promote positive health behavior and, in many cases, it could actually make the...

2014-03-26 12:28:36

CINCINNATI, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Septic shock is a severe systemic infection and major cause of death for the old and young alike. Unfortunately, researchers say testing new drug regimens to stop the infection is confounded because clinical trials include patients who are either too sick to be saved by experimental therapies or not sick enough to warrant the treatments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO In a study published in the April...

2014-03-25 16:25:48

Panel's Expertise Will Guide Funding Priorities and Community Engagement WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved 13 people as members of PCORI's new Advisory Panel on Rare Disease. It is one of two new advisory panels for which the Board approved members at its meeting today; the other focuses on clinical trials. The diverse group of panelists will apply their experience and...

2014-03-25 16:25:46

Panel Will Provide Expertise on Trial Selection, Design and Implementation WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today appointed 10 people as members of PCORI's new Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials. It is one of two new advisory panels whose members the Board approved at its meeting today; the other focuses on rare disease. Members of the Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials will support...

2014-03-25 12:27:12

LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Acne - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022EpiCast Report: Acne - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022SummaryAcne vulgaris (acne) is an inflammatory skin disease that affects nearly all adolescents and adults at some point in their lives. The clinical presentation of acne ranges from a mild comedonal form to severe inflammatory cystic acne of the face, chest, and back. Globally, acne...

2014-03-21 16:23:10

Increase in Concentration of Newly Identified Replikin Beetoxingene Preceded Current CCD Outbreaks; Beetoxingene Sequences are CCD Blocker and Vaccine Candidates LONDON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is increasing with unknown cause(s). There is no effective treatment or prevention of CCD. Increasing loss of bee colonies since 2005 is resulting in the loss of bee pollination which poses a threat to food production worldwide....

2014-03-21 08:25:16

LONDON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Make sure you don't fall behind as Biobanking becomes increasingly important with the rise of biologic and personalize medicine by attending the Global Biobanking Forum in London from 6-8 May 2014. The forum will allow delegates to gain an understanding of cross-border regulatory requirements, pending EU regulations, consent, efficient storage, and tracking strategies to ensure quality. Attracting leaders from industry, academia...

2014-03-20 12:29:52

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Chronic Kidney Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Chronic Kidney Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022SummaryChronic kidney disease (CKD), or chronic renal disease, is an asymptomatic, long-term condition that damages the kidneys and leads to the loss of kidney function over time. CKD affects people of all ages; however, the risk is higher in...

2014-03-20 12:29:12

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 SummaryOverweight and obesity are characterized by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body, which can increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity is an escalating public health problem with...


Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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