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Newborns of South Asian and East Asian descent misclassified as underweight at birth: Study

TORONTO, Ont., May 26, 2009 Babies of East Asian and South Asian descent are between two and three times more likely to be misclassified as underweight at birth when compared to their Canadian counterparts, according to a study led by St. Michael's Hospital physician Dr. Joel Ray. Dr. Ray and a t...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

...ed to stock up on anti-virals." "It's taken a lot of work to remove the 'noise' from the data set in a careful way," says Prof. Stone. Some doctors misclassified other respiratory illnesses as the flu, or perpetrated other doctors' reporting errors. Finetuning for the worst The TAU researchers also too...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) For Introducing Legislation to Require Insurance Coverage for Children With Congenital Deformities

...ith congenital deformities, should be denied life-altering surgery," Senator Landrieu said. "This legislation will put an end to the practice that has misclassified thousands of legitimate health care claims and will ultimately provide children the coverage for the surgical procedures they need to grow and thrive....

Team Uncovers Discrepancy in Death Certificates Listing Suicide

...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 agreement on that," Rockett said. "I'm very concerned about underreporting. I'm al...

Blood Test May Predict Postpartum Depression

...gree of both specificity and sensitivity, could identify about 75 percent of women who would develop postpartum depression, Yim's team found. The test misclassified about 25 percent of the women. When the blood test was combined with assessing symptoms of depression during pregnancy, Yim noted, it was even more...

AMERIGROUP Successful Bidder in DC RFP

... 2007. On March 28, the District filed a complaint in D.C. Superior Court alleging that AMERIGROUP DC submitted a report to its regulators in which it misclassified or improperly included certain administrative costs as healthcare costs. "We believe that the allegations advanced in the complaint are without meri...

Tarpinian: Misclassification is Theft

...ilies --- and, reverse more than a century of social progress. They would turn America into a third world country. Millions of workers are currently misclassified and tens of millions more are threatened, if we do not actively and aggressively enact and enforce laws and regulations to stop the abuse of designati...
Misclassified in Biological News

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...etic research has revealed that commercially available medicinal leeches used around the world in biomedical research and postoperative care have been misclassified for centuries. Until now, the leeches were assumed to be the species Hirudo medicinalis, but new research reveals they are actually a closely related ...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

...ifically speaking," Steadman said. "Without the help of local hunters, we probably would have overlooked the frogmouth." Originally, the bird was misclassified as a subspecies of the Australian Marbled Frogmouth, Podargus ocellatus. The blunder went undetected for decades, until a collecting trip led by Kratt...
Misclassified in Biological Technology

Healthcare software addresses "90 million" misclassified Americans

Appleton, Wis. - Imagine a decision-support tool that misrepresented something simple about more than 90 million Americans - their location. Then imagine employers basing their health plan buying decisions on the often inaccurate information contained in that tool. Employers don't have to i...

Pathway Diagnostics Announces Commercial Availability of Second Generation SensiTrop(TM) II Molecular HIV Co-receptor Tropism Assay

...lassified 41 samples as Dual/Mixed (D/M) tropic, 9 of these samples were classified as R5-tropic by Trofile. Maraviroc's phase III data stated Trofile misclassified 7-9% of patients as CCR5, similar to the results obtained in the present study. SensiTrop II is available nationwide through national reference labo...
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