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
or improperly included certain administrative costs as
"We believe that the allegations advanced in the complaint are without
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 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...