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Inaccuracies in Medical News

Valenti International Responds to the San Diego Union Tribune Article 'Can't buy me love,' Fraught With Inaccuracies and Slanted for Sensationalism, Journalistic Integrity Appears Lost.

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you really trust the search results on Google and Yahoo? Appearing as if it were yesterday, although it was published in 2005, the San Diego Union Tribune article "Can't buy me love," appears in Google and Yahoo search results as if it were hot of the pres...

Study reveals inaccuracies in studies of cancer treatment

Certain biases may exist in observational studies that compare outcomes of different cancer therapies, making the results questionable. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the June 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The research suggest...

Air Methods Petitions NTSB for Reconsideration of Probable Cause Determination

...oard reconsider/modify the probable cause/contributing cause determination of this accident. We are deeply troubled by what we consider to be critical inaccuracies in the NTSB current Probable Cause Report and the inconsistencies between the findings in this case versus previous cases." Air Methods Corporati...

Team Uncovers Discrepancy in Death Certificates Listing Suicide

...mation that needs to be collected," he said. During the review period, the suicide rate in the United States was almost double the homicide rate. inaccuracies in death certificates also may signal that many suicide deaths are misclassified as something else. "Suicides are underreported - there's widespread a...

In Month of the Heart, Scientists Identify Better Way to Predict Heart-Disease Risk

... or less known and consistent among studies, some investigators believe the risk-prediction effort has not been very successful so far, and attributed inaccuracies mainly to the lack of important information including dietary habits, physical activity and body mass. "Taking into account that the main goal of...

Get the Facts the House Republicans Don't Want You to Have

...ly Planning Medicaid Expansion would SAVE the federal government more than $200 million over 5 years. Below are facts to dispel the rumors and inaccuracies that have flooded America's airwaves and papers over the last few days. Myth: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want the government to ...

National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Care Conveys Concerns over CT Colonography

...loped by the study authors. Reimbursement rates for various procedures are not accurately reflected in the study, and any conclusions based upon those inaccuracies may be equally inaccurate. For example, the total Medicare reimbursement rate for an outpatient colonoscopy does not exceed $1000 which is significant...

Accuracy, efficacy and ethics of abstinence-only programs questioned by public health experts

...gesting that using condoms is somewhat like playing "Russian roulette" with HIV. Study results are consistent with earlier reviews that found medical inaccuracies throughout a wide sample of abstinence-only program curricula. Marissa Raymond and colleagues explore the reasons that many states have rejected f...

Worldwide War Deaths Underestimated

...ritish Medical Journal . According to the authors, current methods of collecting data on those killed during war are plagued by biases that produce inaccuracies and underestimate the number of people actually killed. This can lead to widely varying casualty estimates. For example, in Iraq, a report published i...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Grants TransUnion Patent for Healthcare Financing Method

... for immediate printing, signature and submission. Additional benefits of HRCP include: -- Verifies patient identity, insurance eligibility, and inaccuracies from self reported data. -- Identifies opportunities to assist patients at the time of service due to front-end integration within registr...
Inaccuracies in Medical Technology

Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint

...cing or reimbursement; the possibility that Mozobil will not meet current expectations with respect to adoption in the transplant market, the possible inaccuracies of Genzyme's analysis with respect to markets and number of potential patients for Mozobil, the risks associated with research, preclinical and clinic...
Inaccuracies in Medical Products

LNOP® Blue Sensor

Description:...tion of these patients, accurate monitoring of SpO2 has not been possible. Prior to the introduction of Masimo SET LNOP Blue sensor, pulse oximeters' inaccuracies were as high as 15%(1) on cyanotic patients....
Company:Masimo Corporation

Wormington Near Point Card

Description:... The Wormington NP Card is specially designed to be a corrected Rosenbaum card. The known inaccuracies of the older Rosenbaum card (as noted by Horton and Jones in 1997 and others) have been corrected. The "J" notations are not used because of the lack ...
Company:Richmond Products, Inc.

Visions PV 018

Features:...on Plus Imaging Systems Solid State, All Digital; improved imaging characteristics No NURD (Non-Uniform Rotational Distortion); no measurement inaccuracies Fast Exchange F/X; decreases procedure time and increases ease of use ""Plug & Go""; no flushing required Power to see the periphery ...
Company:Volcano Therapeutics, Inc.
Inaccuracies in Biological News

The American Society of Human Genetics hosts 58th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

...ll also provide press attendees with tips on how to more accurately cover topics and issues related to human genetics, and how to avoid the biases and inaccuracies that are commonly found in news and "infotainment" media coverage. To view a complete listing (and the full-text abstracts) of all scientific sessi...

Scientists debate the accuracy of Al Gore's documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth'

...ummary of the state of climate change science (5), Gerald North from Texas A&M University concludes the debate by stating that although there are some inaccuracies and exaggerations in the film, on the whole it represents mainstream scientific views on global warming. Steven Quiring, also from Texas A&M Unive...
Inaccuracies in Biological Technology

Icahn Responds to Cornelius

...irman and Chief Executive Office Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 345 Park Avenue New York, NY 10154 Dear Jim: Your letter of yesterday contains inaccuracies which are misleading to our shareholders. Your statements that there have not been any meaningful discussions concerning your proposal have no basis i...

Elekta Brings Intelligent Ways to Manage Motion During Cancer Treatment to ESTRO

.... Active Breathing Coordinator(TM) (ABC) for use in radiation therapy will also be featured at the Elekta booth. ABC minimizes abdominal and thoracic inaccuracies that occur during breathing, and is the only assisted breath hold system commercially available. About Elekta Elekta is an international medical-tec...
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