Latest Epidemiology Stories

2014-05-09 23:04:46

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professional market research reports on "Small-Cell Lung Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" analysis and overview. (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Small-Cell Lung Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 provides data on the Small-Cell Lung Cancer clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Small-Cell Lung Cancer. It includes an overview of the trial numbers...

2014-05-09 13:32:00

PLOS Certain influenza strains are highly virulent—they cause more serious disease and kill more people. Some of the damage is caused by the stronger immune response such strains elicit, especially in the lung. A study published on May 8th in PLOS Pathogens identifies SOCS4 as a key regulator of the immune response against influenza virus. Lukasz Kedzierski, Sandra Nicholson, and colleagues from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne,...

2014-05-07 11:07:28

Surgical site infection guidelines provide real-world strategies Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common and costly healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the United States. New evidence-based recommendations provide a framework for healthcare institutions to prioritize and implement strategies to reduce the number of infections. The guidelines are published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and were produced in a collaborative effort led by...

2014-05-07 10:04:54

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center demonstrate high-value investment of public funds has substantial economic return Economic findings were released today on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), estrogen plus progestin (E+P) trial. The WHI is one of the largest National Institutes of Health-funded studies ever conducted on women. Housed at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, it is a 15-year, multimillion-dollar study established in 1991, involving...

2014-05-07 09:48:35

Being obese at age 25 increases risk for serious weight problems over 35 years of age according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. They found that people who were obese by age 25 had a higher chance of more severe obesity later in life, but...

2014-05-07 08:33:54

BOSTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AG Mednet and the board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists at Imaging Endpoints believe strongly that every clinical trial data point counts, from pre-clinical through FDA submission. To support its guarantee of accuracy, compliance, real-time reads and sponsor confidence, Imaging Endpoints is utilizing AG Mednet's Submission Quality and Compliance software for oncology, neurology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular clinical trials....

2014-05-07 08:31:41

DALLAS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com offers "EpiCast Report: Gout - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" and "EpiCast Report: Atrial Fibrillation - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" market research reports in its store. In EpiCast Report: Atrial Fibrillation - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 report, epidemiologists forecast that the diagnosed prevalent cases of AF in the 8MM will grow by 21.8% over the next decade, from 10,112,797 diagnosed prevalent...

Avian Influenza Viruses Identified In Antarctic Penguins
2014-05-06 03:11:05

American Society for Microbiology An international team of researchers has, for the first time, identified an avian influenza virus in a group of Adélie penguins from Antarctica. The virus, found to be unlike any other circulating avian flu, is described in a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. While other research groups have taken blood samples from penguins before and detected influenza antibodies, no one had...

2014-05-05 23:07:52

Join us for this month’s calendar of webinars hosted by Xtalks, featuring insightful discussions about clinical data, biomarkers, drug discovery & development, oncology and pharmacovigilance in human and animal trials. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Learn about current industry hot topics through online sessions which will be presented by leading industry experts in clinical trial, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries et al. Participate in the discussion and stay updated and...

Preventable Deaths Are Leading Cause Of Premature Mortality, Especially In Southeastern US
2014-05-02 10:23:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some Americans are struck down by random accidents or hereditary conditions, many Americans are killed each year due to preventable diseases, such as lung cancer. According to the Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living in the southeastern US states comprised 28 to 33 percent of all possible preventable deaths – the largest percentage for any region. The...

Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

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....

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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