News tagged with biostatistics
Recent public health efforts have focused extensively on reducing the amount of formula babies are given in the hospital after birth. But in the first randomized trial of its kind, researchers at UC San Francisco have found ...
Pediatrics May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Increasing the number of hours of sleep adolescents get each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Stronger protections are needed to prevent people with HIV from also becoming infected with hepatitis, researchers argue in a new study led by Michigan State University.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Peer support groups show promise for combating the debilitating stigma that surrounds epilepsy in much of the developing world, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University medical student.
Neuroscience Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Lance Waller, PhD, chair of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, will present preliminary work that explores relationships between high-levels of air pollution exposure and health effects ...
Health Feb 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Recently, large studies have identified some of the genetic basis for important common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but most of the genetic contribution to them remains undiscovered. Now researchers at the ...
Genetics Feb 06, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.
Cancer Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Improved prevention measures fail to reduce HIV levels in men who have sex with men in England and Wales
The rate of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men in England and Wales has remained unchanged over the past decade despite an almost four-fold increase in HIV testing, rising treatment coverage, and a 20 percent ...
HIV & AIDS Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new method for detecting abnormalities in unborn children is providing physicians with more information to analyze the results than conventional, microscopic testing, according to two George Washington University researchers.
Genetics Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at McMaster University have discovered new genetic evidence about why some people are happier than others.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—New cases of C. difficile-associated diarrhea among hospitalized patients taking antibiotics can be reduced by two-thirds with the use of probiotics, according to new research published Monday in the Annals of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study shows that New Jersey's law requiring novice drivers to display a red decal on their license plates has prevented more than 1,600 crashes and helped police officers enforce regulations unique to new drivers. The ...
Health Oct 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Today researchers from The George Washington University published a study showing that breast cancer patients can reduce potentially dangerous delays in the identification of breast cancer with the assistance of patient navigation ...
Cancer Oct 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a recent study, investigators at Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH) identified a gene linking age-related cataracts and Alzheimer's disease. The findings, published online in PLoS ON ...
Genetics Sep 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Recent guidelines recommending cholesterol tests for children fail to weigh health benefits against potential harms and costs, according to a new commentary authored by three physician-researchers at UCSF.
Pediatrics Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Biostatistics (a contraction of biology and statistics; sometimes referred to as biometry or biometrics) is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology. The science of biostatistics encompasses the design of biological experiments, especially in medicine and agriculture; the collection, summarization, and analysis of data from those experiments; and the interpretation of, and inference from, the results.
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