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IAH appoints new Head of Epidemiology
The Institute for Animal Health is pleased to announce that Dr Matthew Baylis has been appointed as Head of the Division of Epidemiology. Dr Baylis will take charge of a re-structured division responsible for experimental epidemiology and mathematical modelling of a number of infectious diseases across the Institute's three laboratories at Compton, Edinburgh and Pirbright. Dr Baylis joined the... View News Article (2003-03-03)


Inclusion of falls history shown to enhance accuracy of fracture risk assessment models
Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton, UK, have presented a new study that shows how the inclusion of falls history, in addition to clinical risk factors (CRFs) and bone mineral density (BMD) values, would greatly improve the accuracy of fracture prediction models. View News Article (2011-03-25)


Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could lead to acute myeloid leukemia in children
Although acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is relatively rare in children, drinking alcohol during pregnancy could increase the risk, according to a recent paper published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. View News Article (2010-05-06)


Oral contraceptive use associated with increased risk of breast cancer
Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have reported that African American women who use oral contraceptives have a greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than nonusers. View News Article (2010-08-04)


Prepregnancy, obesity and gestational weight gain influence risk of preterm birth
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have found that pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain are associated with an increased risk of preterm birth in African American participants from the Black Women's Health Study. View News Article (2010-02-11)


Prevent smoking to reduce risk of erectile dysfunction
Men who smoke cigarettes run an increased risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction, and the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk, according to a study by Tulane University researchers published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. View News Article (2007-07-30)


Royal Medals for scientific achievement
The Royal Society - the UK's independent academy for science - has announced the winners of its Royal Medals for 2002. The three winners receive the awards in recognition of their achievements in the fields of cancer research, nuclear magnetic resonance and the epidemiology of smoking and chronic disease. Professor Suzanne Cory receives her Royal Medal for her distinguished work on the molecular... View News Article (2002-07-30)


Flu vaccines for nursing home workers effective in reducing outbreaks: study
Higher flu vaccination rates for health care personnel can dramatically reduce the threat of flu outbreak among nursing home residents, according to a study published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.  View News Article (2011-09-13)


Keeping slim is good for the planet, say scientists
Maintaining a healthy body weight is good news for the environment, according to a study which appears today in the International Journal of Epidemiology. View News Article (2009-04-20)


Racial disparities still exist in colorectal cancer screening despite increased Medicare coverage
Despite expanded Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer screening tests, lower rates still exist among blacks and Hispanics compared to other ethnic groups, according to research published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. View News Article (2011-05-05)

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