Medical research

New method developed to improve accuracy of disease diagnosis

A recently released study in the journal Statistics in Medicine describes a new method, named the Observers Needed for Evaluation of Subjective Tests (ONEST), developed to determine the optimal number of pathologists ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obesity may increase risk of some female reproductive disorders

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing female reproductive disorders, however, the roles and mechanisms of obesity in the cause(s) of reproductive conditions are unclear. A study publishing February 1st ...

Oncology & Cancer

Statistical models predict benefit of non-intensive AML therapy

An international team has developed statistical models to predict the risk of early death in patients being treated with non-intensive therapies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Results of analyses using the models will ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 spread undetected in US, Europe earlier than believed: study

Local COVID-19 transmission was underway in California, New York, Florida and Texas well before the first reported U.S. case in Washington state on Jan. 20, 2020, according to a new study published in Nature, which indicates ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 : Measuring viral RNA to predict which patients will die

The amount of a SARS-CoV-2 genetic material—viral RNA—in the blood is a reliable indicator in detecting which patients will die of the disease, a team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Dr. Daniel Kaufmann ...

Other

Food scientists create zinc index for human body

Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities. Over several decades, science has improved understanding ...

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