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Red Meat Intake In Early Adulthood Linked To Breast Cancer Risk
2014-06-11 09:20:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Up until now, studies have found no significant link between the consumption of red meat and increased risk of breast cancer. However, most of those prior studies have been based on diet during midlife and later, rather than focusing on diet and breast cancer development in early adulthood. A new study from a team of US researchers has found that there may in fact be a link between increased consumption of red meat in early...

2014-06-04 08:33:48

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter submitted today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) urged Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to give serious consideration to the concerns of the rare disease community when setting policy regarding official names for biologics, including biosimilars. With over 7,000 rare diseases identified and 30 million Americans affected, the patient population represented by NORD is...

2014-06-04 04:21:45

VIENNA, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AFFiRiS announced today the results of a phase II study in Alzheimer patients. AFFiRiS' proprietary compound AD04 is the first drug ever to demonstrate clinical and biomarker effects consistent with disease modification in Alzheimer patients. Upon treatment with AD04, effects consistent with disease modification were achieved for at least 18 months in 47% of treated patients. This beneficial effect was dose dependent and more effective in...

2014-06-03 08:32:45

Germ-eliminating robot boasts most innovative UV disinfection technology on the market. ANAHEIM, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's 41st Annual Conference, leadership from TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) will be demonstrating the UV disinfection robot's one-of-a-kind technology and discussing the role the device's newest innovation, iTRU-D, is playing at hospitals across the U.S., the U.K. and the Middle East. TRU-D...

2014-05-29 23:08:04

Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on "EpiCast Report: Multiple Sclerosis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023". The report focuses primarily on quantitative market metrics in order to characterize the growth and evolution of the market. Albany,New York (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 ResearchMoz.us includes new market research report "EpiCast Report: Multiple Sclerosis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" to its huge collection of research reports. Multiple sclerosis (MS)...

2014-05-29 12:28:18

LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Migraine - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/epicast_report_migraine_epidemiology_forecast_2023.html EpiCast Report: Migraine - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 SummaryMigraine is typically characterized by recurring headaches, throbbing pain on one side of the head along with one or more of the following symptoms: nausea;...

2014-05-29 10:28:27

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Guidelines based on retrospective case studies, case reports don't stand the test of time Clinical practice guideline recommendations related to screening and treatment can change markedly over time as new evidence about best practices and clinical outcomes of various treatments emerges. In a first-of-its-kind study, Penn Medicine researchers examined high-level recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the...

More Than Two Billion People Globally Are Overweight Or Obese
2014-05-29 08:01:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Weight gain is quickly becoming the world’s biggest health epidemic as nearly 30 percent of the entire population are either overweight or obese. The rise in global obesity/overweight rates over the past three decades has been significant and widespread, jumping from 857 million people in 1980 to 2.1 billion people in 2013, with nearly a third of those classified as obese. Overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI)...

2014-05-28 14:32:20

The JAMA Network Journals An analysis of more than 600 class I (procedure/treatment should be performed/administered) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline recommendations published or revised since 1998 finds that about 80 percent were retained at the time of the next guideline revision, and that recommendations not supported by multiple randomized studies were more likely to be downgraded, reversed, or omitted, according to a study in the May 28 issue of...

2014-05-27 12:26:16

Wiley A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions. Also, areas with higher poverty had lower cancer incidence and higher mortality than areas with lower poverty. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study's findings demonstrate the importance of including measures of socioeconomic status in national cancer surveillance efforts....


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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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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