The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight is often overestimated
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The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a long flight is often overestimated. According to the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), this condition is very unlikely in healthy travellers. When people wear a cas...
New EPI Healthcare Study by June O'Neill Shows Uninsured 'Crisis' Wildly Overestimated
Former CBO Director and Member of the President's Council of Economic Advisors' Authors New Report Titled "Who are the Uninsured?"
WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a new study which shows that the widely employed estimate of...
Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment
5th August, 2005. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly advocated in menopausal woman. However taking this hormone treatment could be associated with increased chances of breast cancer and recently anxiety has been expressed.
In a study published in British Medical Journal// the cumu...
Study examines reliability of clinical and pathological diagnoses of Barrett's esophagus
... OAK BROOK, Ill. May 14, 2009 In a review of more than 2,000 patients coded for Barrett's esophagus, electronic diagnosis overestimated
the prevalence of the disease according to researchers in California. They found that only 61.9 percent of patients assigned a billing diagnosis code ...
ASHG hosts fourth annual DNA Day essay contest, supports genetics education efforts
...cknowledged the importance of both heredity and the environment when she wrote, "Mendel greatly underestimated genetic complexity, while Locke grossly overestimated
the impact of environmental influences on human development." She concluded her essay by stating that, "Perhaps it would be more correct to say that g...
How Much Should Women Drink? It Depends on Who You Ask
In fact, nearly three-fourths of the female students surveyed at two U.S. universities, Loyola and the University of Washington, overestimated
how much alcohol they need to imbibe to interest their male counterparts. These women were the same ones who also tended to drink to excess, according...
Merz Aesthetics, a Division of Merz Pharmaceuticals USA, Introduces a Universal Language of Aging for Use in Education, Research and Practice
... Aesthetics include measures for glabellar lines, nasolabial folds, decolletage, and facial volume loss.
"The importance of these scales can't be overestimated
-- in the last decade there has been a 446% increase in the number of cosmetic procedures that are performed. And this translates into an enormous num...
Study calls for increased research in flu transmission to prepare for pandemic flu outbreak
...eview of the literature suggests that the role of asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic influenza-infected individuals in disease transmission may have been overestimated
in recent articles that have served as the basis for national and international pandemic planning."
He concludes, "Based on the historical record ...
Iowa State study finds mom's beliefs may impact their kids' alcohol use
...rsity study, the power of positive thinking by moms may limit their children's alcohol use.
But beware. The opposite is also true.
"When mothers overestimated
their teens' future use of alcohol, the teens developed the self-view that they were likely to drink alcohol in the future, which ultimately led them ...
Data Show Common Allergy Tests Are Not Interchangeable
...ls for dust mite and birch
pollen. Differences also were found between Turbo-MP and ImmunoCAP for
milk, peanut and cat. The 3gAllergy Universal Module overestimated
allergen-specific IgE levels compared with ImmunoCAP.
"Results from these tests are used to guide treatment decisions, and
variability around th...
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Food allergies: Overestimated and underestimated
Half of all food allergies are not food allergies at all. This is what Cornelia S. Seitz et al., allergologists from Wrzburg University, concluded in a study with 419 patients, as presented in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105: 715-23).
New research shows dinosaurs may have been smaller than we thought
... when they used the equation to determine the weight of living animals such as a hippopotamus and an elephant and discovered that the equation greatly overestimated
the weight of these animals.
The researchers developed a new equation for calculating dinosaur mass based on bone dimensions. This equation doesn't...
Nations that sow food crops for biofuels may reap less than previously thought
... MADISON -- Global yields of most biofuels crops, including corn, rapeseed and wheat, have been overestimated
by 100 to 150 percent or more, suggesting many countries need to reset their expectations of agricultural biofuels to a more realistic level.
M&Ms as diet food? 100-calorie pack misconceptions
...r-sized packages. They found that participants tended to have conflicting thoughts about the mini-packs: They thought of them as "diet food," yet they overestimated
how many calories the packages contained. In subsequent studies, the researchers assessed participants' relationship with food, dividing them into "re...
To translate touch, the brain can quickly rearrange its sense of the body
...the distance between two additional rods touched on the forehead. When tendon vibration made the index finger seem longer than it really was, subjects overestimated
the tactile distance on the index finger, relative to the forehead. The sense of touch was altered within seconds of applying the vibration, suggestin...
Overestimated in Biological Technology
Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution
Findings achieved with the new technique suggest that insertions are much more common than assumed, while the frequency of deletions has been overestimated
by existing methods. A likely reason for these systematic errors of other techniques is that they were originally developed for structural matching of...
Outpouring of tsunami relief displays power of the Internet
...the height of the tech bust a few years ago, Milwaukee venture capitalist John Byrnes said the short-term value of the Internet had been dramatically overestimated
and its long-term value dramatically underestimated. The disaster in Southeast Asia is proving him right on both counts.
Still is president of the...
Third Wave's revenues rebound
...rd & Co. , said Third Wave's outlook for 2006 is optimistic because of the market and lowered expectations by the company. Lai said in 2005 Third Wave overestimated
its earnings goals and readjusted for the next year, a move that may have damaged the company on the market but which has been to the company's long-t...
Overestimated in Biological Dictionary
..... The intragenic deletions were detected in almost 6% of all high-risk families ... The proportion of intragenic BRCA1 rearrangements could be overestimated
because ... ...