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Hormone replacement therapy may help prevent chronic wounds in elderly patients
Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed another possible plus for Hormone Replacement Therapy: Older patients taking estrogen may be significantly less likely to suffer from two of the most common and slow-to-heal wounds that afflict the elderly: pressure ulcers (often described as (2002-02-22)
Many medical residents appear to lack biostatistics knowledge needed to interpret clinical research
Internal medicine residents had low scores in a test of biostatistics knowledge, and about three-fourths of the residents surveyed indicated they have low confidence in understanding the statistics they encounter in medical literature, according to an article in the Sept. (2007-09-04)
Non-invasive technique for detecting women at increased risk for breast cancer proven useful in UCSF study
To assess a woman's risk for breast cancer, a geneticist may look into family history and genetic codes; a radiologist may look at mammograms. (2001-12-04)
Biostatistics serving biomedicine: International meeting of biostaticians in Barcelona
Statistics have entered the life sciences and they are here to stay. (2012-12-14)
Pfizer to fund doctoral study fellowships, seminars in biostatistics at Rutgers
A Rutgers University graduate student in biostatistics is the first recipient of a doctoral fellowship funded by Pfizer, Inc., a leading pharmaceutical and consumer products company. (2006-10-16)
Three new honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet
Each year, Karolinska Institutet's Board of Research confers the title of honorary doctor for services to the university or the field of medicine. (2007-02-28)
MCW researchers find link between sleep deprivation and cell damage
Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. (2014-12-08)
NIH recognizes IU as leader in STD research
Major NIH grant bolsters Indiana University's prominent position as one of only six sexually transmitted disease research centers in the United States. (2004-11-05)
Most asthma management reviews are flawed, limiting their value for hard pressed doctors
Hard pressed doctors trying to cope with the vast amounts of information on new treatments for asthma would do well to turn to the Cochrane reviews, which are more rigorous and better reported than those published in peer review journals, says an article in this week's BMJ. (2000-02-24)
Statistician: handicapping system favors better golfers
When two golfers play one another and employ the U.S. (2001-01-10)
20% of mammogram-detected cancers are in situ lesions of unknown aggressiveness
Of cancers detected by screening mammography, approximately 20 percent are ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive tumor contained within the walls of the breast duct, according to a multi-state study led by UCSF researchers. (2002-10-15)
America's stroke belt partially fueled by fried fish
Eating a Southern staple, fried fish, could be one reason people in Alabama and across the (2010-12-22)
Crafting messages with meaning for HIV testing and research
Indiana University researchers from Schools of Medicine, Business and Nursing are evaluating messages designed to increase HIV testing rates and the acceptability of participation in HIV vaccine clinical trials. (2006-08-11)
Improving health, 1 step at a time
It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should. (2015-11-26)
KS-associated herpesvirus epidemic in SF gay men predates HIV epidemic, UCSF study finds
A high percentage of San Francisco gay men were infected with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), in 1978 before the onset of the HIV epidemic, according to UCSF researchers. (2002-01-08)
A small number of homeless people keep the ER busy
Efforts to reduce Emergency Department (ED) use among the homeless should focus on the needs of the small percentage that seek care repeatedly, according to a new study by UCSF researchers. (2002-04-29)
HSPH's Lin wins prestigious MERIT Award from NIH
Xihong Lin, Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health, has been named a recipient of a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award from the National Institutes of Health. (2007-06-19)
Alcohol laws have a preventive effect on young men
Young men are at risk from alcohol consumption. Regulations such as the minimum legal drinking age can protect them. (2015-07-29)
NIH-funded program co-directed by Mailman School of PH faculty to expedite clinical research process
Mailman School of Public Health faculty member Melissa Begg, Sc.D., has been named co-director of a new Clinical and Translational Science Award program, part of a national consortium focused on innovation, streamlining and expediting clinical research. (2007-01-29)
Emory scientists receive NIH MIDAS grant for computer modeling of infectious diseases
Emory University scientists have received a five-year grant for more than $3 million to participate in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to develop powerful computer modeling techniques to analyze and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. (2004-05-07)
Estimating baby's size gets more precise
New Michigan State University research aims to help doctors estimate the size of newborns with a new set of birth weight measurements based on birth records from across the country. (2014-04-28)
New Year's resolutions for 2016: Fight your obesity genes with exercise
Researchers analyzed the impact of 14 obesity predisposing genes and found that physical activity can blunt the genetic effect of FTO, the major contributor to common obesity, by up to 75 percent. (2016-01-04)
Use of antivirals by HIV-infected persons reduced their ability to infect partners
The introduction and widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV-infected persons in San Francisco in the late 1990s reduced their risks of infecting partners by 60 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and UCSF. (2003-12-11)
Ultrasound Procedure Detects Uterine Cancer And Disease
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco report that a painless, non-invasive ultrasound procedure is able to detect over 95 percent of uterine cancer and disease in postmenopausal women. (1998-11-04)
UofL to host Southern Regional Council on Statistics Summer Research Conference
As a way to continue their participation in the International Year of Statistics, the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics is hosting the Southern Regional Council on Statistics Summer Research Conference June 2-5, 2013 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Tennessee. (2013-03-22)
High blood pressure a greater risk for stroke and heart disease in Asia says new study
A new study on risk factors in cardiovascular disease in Asia has found that blood pressure is more strongly related to coronary heart disease and stroke in Asia, as compared with Western countries such as Australia and New Zealand. (2005-10-14)
UCSF study finds no cases of HIV transmission from receptive oral sex
No cases of HIV transmission through unprotected receptive oral sex were found by researchers at UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in a new study. (2002-11-21)
Insulin resistance intervention after stroke focus of $33 million grant
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and over 60 collaborating research sites received a $33 million grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to conduct a multi-center trial examining a novel approach for treating patients with stroke. (2005-01-20)
IU researchers find magnesium intake may be beneficial in preventing pancreatic cancer
Indiana University researchers have found that magnesium intake may be beneficial in preventing pancreatic cancer. (2015-12-18)
Babies' interest in faces linked to callous and unemotional traits
Scientists at the University of Manchester, King's College London and the University of Liverpool have found that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, is associated with lower levels of callous and unemotional behaviors in toddlerhood. (2014-10-23)
Scientists find simple way of identifying the likeliest days to conceive
A simple way of establishing on which days in a woman's menstrual cycle she is fertile has been identified by US and Italian fertility experts, according to research published in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal, Human Reproduction. (2001-10-25)
Vanderbilt study finds nationwide decline in one type of serious heart attack
The most emergent form of heart attacks is decreasing nationwide, but this declining incidence could affect emergency departments' quality and timeliness of care. (2014-11-18)
UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco Gay Men
Half of the young gay men who participated in a University of California San Francisco study were engaging in high-risk sex activities, many with a partner of differing or unknown HIV status. (1998-06-30)
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
An article in the April 6 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association reports study results suggesting older, cheaper diuretics remain the drug of choice for both black and non-black patients in treating high blood pressure and reducing risk of heart disease. (2005-04-05)
Bringing underrepresented groups into mathematics
The AMS honors the department of computational and applied mathematics, Rice University, and the Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, for their outstanding job of bringing more individuals from underrepresented minority groups into the mathematical sciences. (2010-04-01)
Prenatal tests more informative using microarray technology, find GW researchers
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. (2012-12-06)
Link between creativity and mental illness confirmed
People in creative professions are treated more often for mental illness than the general population, there being a particularly salient connection between writing and schizophrenia. (2012-10-16)
Any national childhood flu-vaccine program should include evaluation component
If the United States were to launch an annual influenza-vaccination program among the nation's school children, resources also should go to evaluate the program's success in reducing community-wide flu transmission. (2006-02-02)
Tamoxifen chemoprevention tied to early detection of breast cancer
The drug tamoxifen does not prevent or treat estrogen receptor negative breast cancer, but it can make the disease easier to find, researchers report in the Oct. (2008-10-07)
'Stroke Belt' deaths tied to nontraditional risk factors
A new report underscores the notion that stroke risks go beyond geographic and racial differences. (2009-01-08)
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