JAMA article contends earlier study overstated validity of findings on bisphenol A
In a letter to be published in this week's Journal of the American Medical
Association ( JAMA ), Dr. S. Stanley Young, Assistant Director of Bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and Ming Yu, University of British Columbia, highlight the statistical limitations of a s...
New Study Says Purported Melanoma Epidemic is Vastly Overstated
British Journal of Dermatology study blames physician misdiagnosis as the likely cause of apparent uptick in melanoma cases
WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released study in the June 2009 British Journal of Dermatology that reviews data from a 13-year period in the east...
Radiological Society of North America research: Cancer risk from cardiac CT overstated
(Embargoed for Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 3 pm CST)--Radiology and cardiovascular researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., today present new data that shows the risk of cancer from exposure to radiation during computed tomography for cardiovascular disease h...
Hazards of CT scans overstated
College Park, MD (November 30, 2007) Concerns over possible radiation effects of CT scans detailed in a report yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine should not scare people away from getting medically needed CT scans, as the scans play a critical role in saving the lives of thousands o...
Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic
While previous research has suggested that circumcision 'significantly' cuts HIV risk in men, a new study has found that it is much less important as a deterrent to the global AIDS pandemic than previously thought.
Author John R. Talbott who conducted statistical empirical research across 7...
Patients With Major Depression Have An Overstated Inflammatory response to Stress
Studies have indicated that in people who suffer from major depression have overstated
inflammatory responses to psychological stress as compared to those who do not suffer from depression.//
The researchers at Emory University School of Medicine, had stated in their findings that just as an ...
Many Americans Worry About How People With HIV/AIDS Fare in the U.S. Health System
...r numbers of people with certain lifestyles that you don't see here [in Des Moines, Iowa]."
And in every focus group, at least some participants overstated
the risks of transmitting HIV through casual contact, with some saying that they would be uncomfortable if they or their loved ones were around people...
UH sociologist has different perspective on obesity 'epidemic'
...a lot of the stigma, and we know women are stigmatized for being 'overweight.' "
Again, while Kwan states that she believes the obesity epidemic is overstated
and that we need to understand how the fat body and this "epidemic" are socially constructed, she attributes many factors to the rise in weight, inclu...
Applying 'supply and demand' business principles to treat infectious diseases worldwide
...nd inefficient because there was little understanding of the demand for treatments. Past forecasts, including by the World Health Organization, vastly overstated
The first-ever robust and scenario-based global forecast of ACT demand, which shows that demand will at least double over the comi...
Michael and Terry Ward Donate $1 Million to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
... service members recovering from
catastrophic injuries to build careers in the civilian workforce.
"Michael and Terry's amazing generosity cannot be overstated
and is a
prime example of the good that corporate leaders and their families can
do," said John Melia, WWP Executive Director. "By funding TRACK, as w...
Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS
In new academic research published today in the online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal PLoS ONE, male circumcision is found to be much less important as a deterrent to the global AIDS pandemic than previously thought. The author, John R. Talbott, has conducted statistical empirical ...
Plants' role in global warming re-examined
... Estimates of increased plant respiration in response to higher global temperatures may be somewhat overstated
as they have not taken into account plants' ability to adjust to changing conditions, according to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Probe into gas gouging may educate Americans about pressures on oil supply
...Refuge could be safely pumped with the help of the latest technologies, but U.S. politicians won't stand up to environmentalists who have dramatically overstated
the risk. Canada's Athabasca tar sands could be refined at some point, but only if prices remain high enough to justify the investment.
No time for evolution in telecommunications
...e service and into being a total substitute. The forecasts of the growth of the Internet went from being vastly understated (in 1995) to being vastly overstated
before the dotcom bust.
No one predicted the enormous success of Google , Skype , and YouTube . YouTube, just as one example, is less than two ...