Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: What to know about superfungus Candida auris

The multidrug-resistant fungus Candida auris has disproportionately affected New York health care facilities, raising questions about its origins, whether it's here to stay and which health care facilities have been impacted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mumps outbreak reported at Temple University

(HealthDay)—Ten confirmed cases of mumps, six probable cases, and a case under investigation have been reported at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Genetics

Study explores genetic risk for suicide attempt

Using data from the UK Biobank and Vanderbilt's BioVU, a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry finds that approximately 4 percent of suicide attempt risk is captured by genotype data.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Diagnostic strategy can rule out PE in pregnant women

(HealthDay)—A diagnostic strategy based on pretest clinical probability assessment, high-sensitivity D-dimer testing, bilateral lower-limb compression ultrasonography (CUS), and computed tomography pulmonary angiography ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why don't we understand statistics? Fixed mindsets may be to blame

Unfavorable methods of teaching statistics in schools and universities may be to blame for people ignoring simple solutions to statistical problems, making them hard to solve. This can have serious consequences when applied ...

Health

Medicaid expansion cuts out-of-pocket spending

(HealthDay)—States that expanded Medicaid cut the probability of non-elderly near-poor adults being uninsured and lowered average out-of-pocket spending, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in Health Affairs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Increase in employment among patients starting dialysis

(HealthDay)—The probability of employment has increased in recent years among patients initiating dialysis but is still low, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society ...

Oncology & Cancer

Russian scientist finds a new way to predict cancer development

A scientist from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) has proposed a model that can predict the number of key carcinogenic events for each cancer type based on the relationship between morbidity and age. ...

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Probability

Probability, or chance, is a way of expressing knowledge or belief that an event will occur or has occurred. In mathematics the concept has been given an exact meaning in probability theory, that is used extensively in such areas of study as mathematics, statistics, finance, gambling, science, and philosophy to draw conclusions about the likelihood of potential events and the underlying mechanics of complex systems.

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