CDC Report on Foodborne Illness is Skewed by Single Large Outbreak
WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a report on foodborne illness which presents a misleading picture of the safety of poultry. The report contains anomalies that seriously skew the results.
The report suggests that ...
World Health Report Rankings Driven by Ideology, Skewed Data
New Cato Institute study questions methodology behind WHO rankings
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The two remaining
Democratic presidential candidates take the stage tonight in what could be
the final debate before the nominee is decided, and health care is all but
Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely
...ted States and other countries, the incidence of preterm delivery is increasing and now stands at about 12.5 percent, although the upward trend may be skewed
by a higher number of multiple births, said Dr. Michael Cabbad, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of maternal/fetal medicine at the Broo...
15 Percent of U.S. Teens Think They'll Die Young
... first year of the study were more likely to develop a pessimistic view of their future.
Borowsky suggested that efforts to prevent such a cycle of skewed
perceptions and risky behavior among teens should focus on factors critical to instilling youthful optimism.
"We know that schools matter, and home...
Cruel and inhuman treatment causes more mental damage than physical torture
... atrocious acts of physical violence. While such disturbing images might be useful in channelling public reactions against torture, they also foster a skewed
image of torture, reinforcing the perception in some people that 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading' treatments do not amount to torture. Far from downpla...
Paralysis Population Survey Shows Over a Million More Paralyzed Than Previously Estimated; Five Times More People Live With Spinal Cord Injury
...United States census.
People living with paralysis have households with lower incomes . Household income for those with paralysis is heavily skewed
towards lower-income brackets and is significantly lower than household income for the country as a whole. Roughly 25 percent of households with a pe...
NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/April 20, 2009 Issue
...or. Because their weakened heart muscles can't pump enough blood, people with heart failure are often too weak to work. Exactly why these rates are so skewed
is unclear, but high rates of hypertension among young African-Americans is a major culprit. Genetics, higher sensitivity to salty diets and environme...
AMA Announces Physician Class-Actions Against Aetna and CIGNA
... the legitimate costs required to care for them," said AMA President Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D.
The complaints charge Aetna and CIGNA with relying on skewed
data provided by UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Ingenix to set reimbursement rates for out-of-network care. Evidence from a recent investigation launc...
ValueOptions(R) New Mexico Files Formal Protest of Award of New Mexico Behavioral Health Contract to United
... inherent in the winning bidder's proposal .
Optum is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, which supplied through another subsidiary, Ingenix, the skewed
data that has allowed all the UnitedHealth companies to underpay providers and patients. While Optum has no other statewide Medicaid business, it doe...
Bogus Stem Cell Therapies Sold on Internet
...patient's own bone marrow. Others reportedly came from aborted fetuses, animal tissues or donor tissues.
Web site information tended to be heavily skewed
toward the alleged benefits of the process, and away from its risks. And the price? According to the paper, when advertised, the average cost of these...
Skewed in Biological News
TB -- hiding in plain sight
...tent long-term infection.
This study by Rahman et al "provide[s] evidence that the adaptive immune response in establishment of clinical TB [is] skewed
towards a suppressive or regulatory phenotype that may inhibit proper immune activation and down-regulate the host response at the local site of infec...
Unusual use of toys in infancy a clue to later autism
...group included infants from families who had either an older child diagnosed with autism or an older child developing typically.
To approximate the skewed
gender ratio of autism in the real world, 62 percent of the infants enrolled were male. The children in the study were presented with four objects a ...
Study rules out inbreeding as cause of amphibian deformities
...mals, DeWoody said.
They calculated relatedness by measuring frequencies of alleles, which are copies or pairs of genes whose ratios are abnormally skewed
in inbred individuals.
High rates of amphibian malformation concern scientists not only because they threaten the survival of certain important spe...
Chocolate bar shown to lower cholesterol
Erdman says that some people will assume the study is flawed because of Mars funding role.
I know that it was a double-blinded trial that wasnt skewed
toward a particular result, said Erdman, who chairs the Mars Scientific Advisory Council. Moreover, the paper was peer-reviewed and published in the J...
Genetic ancestral testing cannot deliver on its promise, study warns
... American tribes for financial or other benefits; patients asking doctors to take ancestry tests into consideration when making medical decisions; and skewed
census data due to people changing ethnicity on government forms.
Moreover, many Americans are emotionally invested in finding an ancestral homelan...
Female-led infanticide in wild chimpanzees
...75 in 2006), and that there had been an influx of at least 13 females with dependent offspring since 2001. The population changes resulted in a highly skewed
male:female sex ratio of 1:3, with relatively few males available to increase the home range.
According to the authors, the new findings indicate...
MIT creates 3-D scaffold for growing stem cells
...ls move within their natural environments in response to chemical signals or other stimuli.
Researchers are aware that cells on flat surfaces have skewed
metabolisms, gene expression and growing patterns. But the only choices have been glass labware and a product called Matrigel, a gelatinous protein mi...
Zebra finch males prefer females with exaggerated maternal traits
...erent stimuli, but the presence of this effect in the imprinting process has not been demonstrated previously. The outcome of the study shows that the skewed
mating preferences that are crucial for driving the evolution of sexual dimorphism and exaggerated traits in birds may result directly from sexual imp...
Evolutionary forces explain why women live longer than men
...-M School of Public Health and the Institute for Social Research. "It isn't a recent trend; it originates from our deep evolutionary history."
mortality isn't even unique to our species; the men come up short in common chimps and many other species, Kruger added.
Kruger and co-author Ran...
History of human cannibalism eats away at researchers
...that have potentially influenced these patterns.
"In contrast to the previous study, which concluded that variation in the PRNP gene was strongly skewed
toward intermediate frequency variants, our results showed that there was, in fact, a deficit of intermediate frequency variants," says Bertranpetit. ...
Skewed in Biological Technology
Hepatitis C Virus Patient Opportunity Exists Within Many of the Major U.S. Local Markets
... However, Insurance Coverage of Hepatitis C Patients Is skewed
Towards Medicare and Medicaid Compared With Dominance of Private Coverage i...age. Furthermore, the type of insurance coverage of hepatitis C patients is skewed
towards Medicare and Medicaid compared with dominance of private coverage i...
Who does your IT staff work for?
...ences are useful sources of future directions and capabilities, especially for your preferred vendors, but a steady diet of vendor-speak can lead to a skewed
view of the world.
The gold plate
The gold plate is like those silly spoilers on cars. At the speeds we travel (most of the time) those spoilers...
Video games promoted as effective health-care training
...y be an area for researchers to explore.
Both Erard and Squire noted that research needs to be done with diverse populations. Video games have been skewed
toward males in the past, although it would be hard to find a girl who hasn't played one, Squire noted. But research in the past 20 years or so has co...
Furious pace of Midwest biotech events marks progress
...flect the biotech industry per se. Illinois and New Jersey are both heavily skewed
by the local Big Pharma industry and Indiana is skewed
by the medical and orthopedic device industry as well as Big Pharma. Califo...
Psychologist - technology entrepreneurs frequently experience hypomania
... list includes some less-than-savory traits, this might mean his sample was skewed
or it might mean that entrepreneurs are as weird as most folks think they a...onomic performance.
He added: A nation of immigrants represents a highly skewed
and unusual self-selected population. Do men and women who risk everything ...
The worldwide growth of ag biotech
...g biotech to produce cheaper food to reduce hunger was a good reason.
If we looked at the typical European consumer, we would see a high percentage skewed
against the use of biotech crops, yet even Europe is slowly changing as the first biotech crops have been approved for use there.
The numbers from ...
The challenge of financing today's Midwest life science companies
...Another danger is that companies typically relying on state and federal grants as their main source of income often have their products and technology skewed
toward what the NIH wants to see get funded versus what the marketplace is calling for, which isnt necessarily the same. Therefore, the company become...
CEOs Gone Wild? Risks and rewards in the executive suite
...s kind of behavior becomes pervasive enough, so may our system of capitalism.
How is risk and reward apportioned in your organization? Are rewards skewed
to the few while the risks are distributed to the many? Please e-mail Tony DiRomualdo at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your experiences and perspec...
UV Absorbance Measurements in SpectraMax Microplate Spectrophotometers MaxLine Application Note #32)
...rbance values normalized.
For best precision, the meniscus, whether flat or curved, must be symmetrical, and not skewed
up one side of the well (Figure 5B). A sample with an asymmetrical meniscus has a variable and unpredictable optical pathlength. Also an irregular m...
Analysis of Microarray Data
...etween samples and decreasing the efficiency of
cDNA probe synthesis. Thus the presence of ribosomal RNA could have cumulatively
the detection and quantification of genes that were expressed in
very low amounts when mRNA or total RNA was used.
Skewed in Biological Definition
...laxed and negligent. Asians were sallow, avaricious, and easily distracted. Europeans were white, gentle, and inventive. Linnaeus's races were clearly skewed
in favour of Europeans. Over time, this classification led to a racial hierarchy, in which Europeans were at the top.