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Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

...s. On intention-to-treat analysis, there was no statistical difference in the incidence of unstable angina requiring hospitalization, MI or premature death from heart disease in women receiving HRT and women not receiving the therapy. Respectively, the average event rates were 15.6 and 12.6 per 100 patient-ye...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

...ls. On intention-to-treat analysis, there was no statistical difference in the incidence of unstable angina requiring hospitalization, MI or premature death from heart disease in women receiving HRT and women not receiving the therapy. Respectively, the average event rates were 15.6 and 12.6 per 100 patient-ye...

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

...rd University in the United Kingdom, to add to the statistical strength of the study. This has now become the biggest genetic endometriosis study in the world. The collaborators have found that identical (monozygotic) twins are more likely to both have endometriosis than fraternal (dizygotic) twins."This shows ...

Men happy to take contraception

...lained Dr Weston. "We found it was a significant statistical indicator." The Australian research was inspired by a recent international study, which surveyed 1899 men from Scotland, South Africa, and Hong Kong. The results showed considerable cultural differences. "I thought bugger this, we are not going to ba...

Advanced STD programs required

...d implementation. Finally, studies should have the statistical power to demonstrate effectiveness and this should be calculated before being funded and implemented....

Suicide reduced by anti-depressants

A recent statistical analysis from Australia says that older people taking anti-depressants are less inclined towards committing suicide. However doctors feel that its not so much that anti-depressants do, but its the family doctors who by paying closer attention to peop...

China tells officials not to hide SARS damage

...n International Monetary Fund programme to improve statistical accuracy and transparency, has a long history of faking data.The government has moved to rescue sectors battered by SARS by offering subsidised interest payments on loans to airlines and travel agencies and a cut in taxes for other hard-hit sectors s...

Study supports vegetable diet

... reduction in LDL cholesterol in the same period - statistical results that are virtually the same. The study is a new effort from a team led by Dr. David Jenkins, who earlier brought the world the Garden of Eden diet to devise a regime that lowers cholesterol, appeals to modern taste buds and suits a busy lif...

What Makes Teens take Drugs

...ol, had a pervasive influence," Silberg says.Their statistical analysis revealed that no single risk factor was to blame for substance abuse in male or female teens. In both girls and boys, genetics and environment were factors, but their degree of influence varied for boys and girls. The study findings could af...

Inhaled Corticosteroids Found To Have No Significant Effect On COPD

...say the difference in results can be attributed to statistical biases in previous studies....

Mad Cow Disease Might Be Linked to Blood Transfusions

...ther than from the transfusion -- the authors note statistical analysis shows that is unlikely. Researchers say, “The identification of a case of vCJD who received a blood transfusion from a donor who later died of vCJD raises the possibility that this infection was transfusion transmitted.” The second study, ...

The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

...say the difference in results can be attributed to statistical biases in previous studies....

The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

...say the difference in results can be attributed to statistical biases in previous studies....

Exercising regularly can reduce the risk of Parkinson’s diseas

.... However, their number was too less to be of any statistical significance. Hence more study is required to prove the relationship between women and Parkinson’s. Links: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-02/hsop-pal021805.php...

Famine May Be A Cause For Schizophrenia

... the condition, those findings were only of modest statistical significance. The Chinese study, on the other hand, examined psychiatric assessment data from the Wuhu region of Anhui, which has a population of 62 million, and so included thousands of schizophrenia case records. The findings show that starvatio...

No heart attack risk for women taking birth control pills

...ies and combining the results to achieve a type of statistical power superior to what individual studies can prov...r, Spitzer argues that the study lacked sufficient statistical power to be conclusive. He says that the finding may be true for young healthy women who have pre-pl...

Airlines Pilot At Heightened Risk Of Having Cataracts

...ng, age and sunbathing, were controlled for in the statistical analysis. Exposure to cosmic radiation was assessed based on employment time as pilots, annual number of hours flown on each aircraft type, time tables, flight profiles and individual cumulative radiation doses calculated by computer. Among the 71 c...

Intensive Care Patients More At Risk From Kidney Failure

...ould apply to worldwide practice, in regard to the statistical power and choice of appropriate outcome measures. Source: Newswise...

First-Born Children Are Not At Increased Risk From Multiple Sclerosis

...ibships in which at least 2 siblings had MS. Using statistical techniques the researchers calculated the expected birth-order, controlling for sibship size, and compared this to the actual observed birth order. Overall, they found no link between MS risk and birth order position. In fact, for larger sibships, in...

Alcohol based sanitizer found to reduce illness in families

...espiratory illnesses, but this effect didn't reach statistical significance. A lot of other studies have revealed a protective effect against respiratory illness among families who used hand sanitizer gels at their own initiative. Although hand washing with soap and water is effective in reducing the spread ...

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