News tagged with biostatistics
Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease?
Cardiology Apr 10, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
A simple blood test can help identify people who are at high risk of dying within the month after non-cardiac surgery, a study by McMaster University researchers has found.
Surgery Jun 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
More than 60 percent of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment-related complication even six years after their diagnosis, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at ...
Cancer Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
For decades, the blood thinner heparin has been used to prevent and treat blood clots. Could it be just as effective in treating cancer?
Cancer Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A substantial number of people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa have a chronic course. They are severely underweight and have a high likelihood of dying from malnutrition. No treatment has been found that ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 26, 2011 | 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
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
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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