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Passive smoking may be harmless

...d an immediate backlash from critics who called it biased and inaccurate. They challenged the findings, stating the research was partially underwritten by the tobacco industry. They said the study is neither reliable nor independent. This study forms a direct contradiction to reports by World Health Organiz...

Papillomavirus no more a sure sign of child abuse

...nfection. This sample would be expected to yield a biased high rate of subclinical HPV infection as well, but did not. The results of this study suggest that subclinical HPV infection is possible, but not commonly associated with sexual abuse in children....

Prostate Cancer Test Is Influenced By Age and Nutrition Factors

... "Clinical interpretation of PSA velocity could be biased by these factors." Main Article: "Associations of Demographic and Lifestyle Characteristics with Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Concentration and Rate of PSA Increase," Alan R. Kristal, Chen Chi, Catherine M. Tangen, Phyllis J. Goodman, Ruth Etzion...

Canadian Street Prostitutes Requests Protection

...ex workers feel that the police and court is being biased against street prostitution but protect and encourage prostitution in massage parlors and escort services. The partial law against them had made the street prostitutes more vulnerable to brutality in dangerous areas and these workers are not able to ...

Abortions does not increase risk of breast cancer

...cancer and feels that these data may be based on a biased literature survey and would have been a result of a shorter follow up time....

Use Of Mobiles Does Not Result In Tumors

...was held while in use. This has been attributed to biased reporting. The research findings were welcomed by the National Radiological Protection Board, even though it still contends that unnecessary mobile phone calls should not be made by children....

Doctor Grilled In Court For False Report About Vioxx Health Risk

...iews are 'out of the mainstream' as it is based on biased research //, funded by the drug company, Merck and Co. Thomas Cona and John Mcdarby have sued the pharmaceutical company, stating that use of the drug had resulted in heart attacks. More than 10, 000 different lawsuits has been filed against the co...

Moderate Drinking Does Not Guard Against Heart Disease

...her studies may not be dependable as it represents biased research. The results of such biased studies show that abstainers have a higher death rate compared to those who indulge in moderate drin...

Violence Erupts In A Pro-quota Rally In Bihar

... the lens men and policemen accusing them of being biased towards the anti-quota lobby. The students claimed that the media and police were trying to “suppress” the Centre’s proposal to introduce 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in premier educational institutions. In the fight, which erupted fifteen person...

British Laboratory Certifies Coke as 'Safe'

...t Britain laboratory data on soft drinks tests are biased as the company selected the samples. "The company's contention that only a foreign laboratory can test its products is patronising and borders on racism. If we can drink them we can test them," the green body said in a statement. (Source: IANS)...

Ethnic Differences in Healthcare

...disparities. Insurance claims may represent a less biased means for national tracking of ethnic disparities. * And perhaps most importantly, the study helps to shed light on vexing questions such as why black women are dying from breast cancer in higher numbers than white women, despite national data s...

Pharmaceutical Industry Supported Review of Drugs – Tainted Truths

...ews were observed to be of higher quality and less biased than those supported by the pharmaceutical industry. The industry-supported reviews unilaterally recommended the experimental drug without reservation, while none of the independent corresponding independent reviews reached the same conclusion. Si...

Breast cancer screening :Benefits vs Harm

...er screening. He alleged that they tended to be biased and that the negative effects, such as overtreatment and overdiagnosis were not mentioned. Dr Gotzsche said that following his study of breast cancer screening for seven years he was "amazed" at how emotive the issue was. He said, "It has someh...

Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, But Increase Overdiagnosis

... trial from analysis because it was considered too biased to provide reliable data. Most of the trials enrolled women ages 45 to 64, although one Canadian trial included women ages 40 to 49. After seven years, women in the screening group were 20 percent less likely to have died of breast cancer compare...

Depression Symptoms Less Likely in Kids with Accurate Self-Perceptions

...over time became less accurate and more negatively biased about how well they were liked, indicating that negative bias is more of a consequence than a cause of depressive symptoms. The researchers are the first to look at both bias and accuracy, and the findings underscore the importance of studying both f...

'Gender-Benders': Sports and Sex Determination

...crinologists, who accuse these tests to be gender- biased and unfair to women born with rare genetic abnormalities and who have sexual developmental deficiencies involving the gonads and the external genitalia. Several others opine that these tests are inaccurate, besides being insensitive and humiliating. ...

Fast-Multiplying Lawsuits Can Stymie Medical Science, Authors Warn

...cial interests at stake in lawsuits often leads to biased research by well-paid expert witnesses. They cite the example of a Texas doctor found to be overdiagnosing a disease known as silicosis. The doctor had a financial interest in the number of patients diagnosed. Peer review is of course a part of the ...

New Approach Needed To Restore Faith in Pharmaceutical Industry

...ured critical data on the drug's toxicity, given a biased presentation of Vioxx research and had used ghost writers to author papers on Vioxx – which were published in a number of academic journals. The authors argue that the Vioxx case is "bad news for industry, academics, journals and the public" but c...

Tamoxifen Discontinuation Rates Surprisingly High

...ethods and target elderly patients – an inherently biased data collection method in a population accustomed to chronic medications. Led by Thomas I. Barron, M.Sc. of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at Trinity College Dublin & St James's Hospital, Dublin, researchers reviewed pharmaceutical dat...

Industry-funded Breast Cancer Trials More Likely to Yield Positive Results

...say at this point that it’s necessarily related to biased interpretation of results.” For instance, another explanation could be that industry makes smarter or safer choices about what drugs are brought to trial. However, as industry funding becomes an increasingly dominant source of research funding, cl...

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