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IBI Research Finds Employers Severely Underestimate the Prevalence and Lost Productivity Costs of Depression

Lost productivity for depression sufferers is a considerable and largely undetected problem SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Employees disabled by depression are away from work significantly longer than other employees on disability leave according to new research by the non...

Most Employers Underestimate Full Costs of Employee Health on Productivity

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Poor health among workers is far costlier to U.S. employers than they realize, impacting their profitability and undercutting the nation's overall productivity, according to a major study published this week in the Journal of Occupat...

New Research: Americans Underestimate Dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Heart Rhythm Society works to raise awareness of serious public health issue through first congressionally designated SCA Awareness Month WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) claims more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer or AIDS, yet according to a ne...

New Harris Survey Finds That Most Baby Boomers Underestimate Disability Risk

WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Baby Boomers underestimate their risk of suffering a disability that would cause them to miss work for an extended period of time, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)....

New Home Safety Council(R) Research Shows the Majority of Families Underestimate the Danger of Poisoning Exposure at Home

Council Urges Parents and Caregivers to Take Action Against This Leading Cause of Home-Related Deaths WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the national nonprofit, Home Safety Council, accidental poisoning is the second leading cause of home injury death in the ...

Alcoholics underestimate the risk of bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding can be fatal - something which is not known to many alcoholics. This was the conclusion reached by the Leipzig gastroenterologist Niels Teich and his colleagues, on the basis of a survey in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; ...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

Researchers at University of south Florida has found that Rheumatologists substantially overestimate the physical disability of patients with rheumatoid arthritis which may lead to inaccurate evaluations of the patients ability to work and need for lifestyle modifications. The rheumatolog...

Biopsy may Underestimate Prostate Cancer in Obese and Overweight Men

DURHAM, N.C. -- Obese and overweight men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer by biopsy are more likely than healthy weight men to actually have a more aggressive// case of the disease than the biopsy results would indicate, according to a study led by a Duke University Medical Center researcher....

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...eve that approximately 80 percent of learning comes through a child's eyes. Despite the strong correlation between vision and learning, many Americans underestimate the number of children affected by eye and vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2009 American Eye-Q(R) survey, wh...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

...dications, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and stress management techniques, such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation. And don't underestimate the power of eating a proper diet, maintaining a healthy weight and staying physically active, Stein said. "All of those things impact mood in a po...
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Anti-Aging Expo & Symposium Showcases in Charlotte on March 28th

... Do You underestimate Your Own Power in Health Care Decisions? CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For anyone interested in how to live a vibrant and healthy lif...

Recent Findings from the Framingham Offspring Study Show Low Numbers of LDL Particles (LDL-P) by NMR are Associated With Fewer Heart Disease Related Events than Equivalently Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C).(1)

...nt. The authors concluded that because the cholesterol content of LDL particles between individuals is highly variable, LDL cholesterol levels often underestimate the number of LDL particles and a patient's risk for heart disease. In fact, data from another Framingham population showed that 50% of individuals wh...

Targanta Reports Improved Ability of Oritavancin to Stop Bacteria Growth In Vitro Compared With Other Glycopeptide Antibiotics

...olution to stop growth of bacteria. Investigators also concluded that current literature on ORI MICs, without P80, may significantly underestimate its in vitro potency. -- Influence of polysorbate 80 on susceptibility of gram-positive bacteria to oritavancin (ECCMID/ICC07-P 827) ...

InterMune Presents Research on ITMN-191 in Hepatitis C at Digestive Disease Week Meeting

...ibitors currently in development. The immediate onset of inhibition and slow dissociation observed with ITMN-191 suggest that liver concentrations may underestimate its antiviral activity, since ITMN-191 will likely remain bound to the protease target after unbound drug is cleared from the liver." About ITMN-191...
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'Mindless autopilot' drives people to underestimate food decisions

People estimate that, on average, they make about 15 food- and beverage-related decisions each day. But the truth is, they make more than 15 times that -- more than 200 such decisions. Commenting on his new Cornell study, Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing and of Applied Econ...

Traditional models underestimate extinction rates

Last year, the World Conservation Union reported an unprecedented decline in biodiversity, with nearly 16,000 species facing extinction. The biggest threat to most species is loss of habitat. And as habitat loss and degradation proceed nearly unabated, the need to accurately predict the population ...

Ozone, nitrogen change the way rising CO2 affects Earth's water

...nitrogen levels and atmospheric ozone exposure. "Failure to consider the effects of nitrogen limitation and ozone on photosynthesis can lead us to underestimate regional runoff," said Benjamin Felzer, an ecosystem modeler at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. "More runoff could mean more contamination and flo...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

...lopment known to be major barriers preventing potential therapies from entering into clinical trials for rare or neglected disorders. While we do not underestimate the difficulty of developing treatments for people with these illnesses, this program provides new hope to many people world-wide." Typically, drug ...

Crop models help increase yield per unit of water used

...h and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. All the models simulated WUE adequately under well-watered conditions, but tended to overestimate or underestimate WUE under conditions of water stress. This limits their usefulness for exploration of deficit irrigation scenarios or rain-fed or dryland situations w...

AGU journal highlights -- March 25, 2009

.... An increase in particle mass is often accompanied by a decrease in size, suggesting that conventional measurement methods based on particle size may underestimate the impact of soot aging on clouds. Because sulfuric acid, a pollutant and the driving agent in acid rain, is increasing in the atmosphere due to indu...

CO2 drop and global cooling caused Antarctic glacier to form

... some regions, just before the Antarctic glaciers formed, were surprisingly higher than current climate models predicted, suggesting that these models underestimate high-latitude warming under high CO 2 conditions," said lead author Zhonghui Liu , Pagani's postdoctoral associate who is now an assistant professor...

Human genomics in China

...ific truth, we shall be able to make faster and greater progress. On the other hand, if we arrogantly enjoy the past but ignore the new challenge, or underestimate our capabilities and feel afraid of innovation, it is possible that we may miss the good opportunities, as said in this old Chinese proverb, "Ninety ...

The International Society for Stem Cell Research releases new guidelines

...he professional medical literature. The authors provide clear evidence that the vast majority of the clinics examined over-promise results and gravely underestimate the potential risks of their offered treatments. The ISSCR's new guidelines establish standards that can be used to judge the claims made by stem ce...

AGU journal highlights -- August 6, 2008

...008; http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008GL034187 5. Climate models may underestimate heat stored by ground General circulation models (GCMs), the primary ...y conditions were at 10 meters (33 feet). This suggests that current models underestimate the heat stored by the ground, particularly for the northern high latitudes...
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Intercell Announces European Approval of New Vaccine, IXIARO(R), to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis

...apanese Encephalitis is a mosquito-borne infection that strikes 30,000 to 50,000 individuals a year, causing 10,000 to 15,000 deaths (both probably an underestimate due to underreporting and other factors). Up to 50 percent of survivors have persistent neurological sequelae. Japanese Encephalitis is the leading ca...

Intercell to Host Conference Call and Webcast Today on FDA Approval of IXIARO(R) Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

...apanese Encephalitis is a mosquito-borne infection that strikes 30,000 to 50,000 individuals a year, causing 10,000 to 15,000 deaths (both probably an underestimate due to underreporting and other factors). Up to 50 percent of survivors have persistent neurological sequelae. Japanese Encephalitis is the leading ca...

Intercell Announces FDA Approval of IXIARO(R), a Novel Vaccine to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis

...apanese Encephalitis is a mosquito-borne infection that strikes 30,000 to 50,000 individuals a year, causing 10,000 to 15,000 deaths (both probably an underestimate due to underreporting and other factors). Up to 50 percent of survivors have persistent neurological sequelae. Japanese Encephalitis is the leading ca...

The International Society for Stem Cell Research Releases New Guidelines to Shape Future of Stem Cell Therapy

...he professional medical literature. The authors provide clear evidence that the vast majority of the clinics examined over-promise results and gravely underestimate the potential risks of their offered treatments. The ISSCR's new guidelines establish standards that can be used to judge the claims made by s...

The Plasmodium vivax genome provides new routes and challenges in the global fight against malaria

...urs, such as Papua New Guinea, India and Brazil. Despite this fact and despite the 300 million cases it causes each year, there has been a tendency to underestimate the importance of research into this form of malaria. For this reason, the authors of the study published in Nature are arguing for research into P v...

Misperceptions About Smoking Cessation Aids May Hinder Smokers From Using Effective Treatment for Quitting

...ng cessation, including a new study revealing smokers' misperceptions about cessation treatments. The study's findings indicate smokers dramatically underestimate the safety and efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products for quitting smoking, which may lead to less use of proven smoking cessation th...

WTN Exclusive Interview with Josh Heling

... JH: Im consistently surprised by the continued evolution and successfulness of automated network attacks worms, viruses, etc. It pays neve r to underestimate this threat. The SQLSlammer worm took down a 10,000+ node network in mere minutes. WTN: And on the other hand, what disappoints you most? J...

Offshore outsourcing affects American workers

...000 jobs a day, across every field -- from manufacturing to engineering and software design positions -- due to outsourcing. I think that number is an underestimate since its unclear if it accounts for the other support jobs that are also affected by technology or manufacturing layoffs. There are several reaso...

The unfilled promise of corporate intranets

...ouse content. However, searching for business information is more complicated than personal research. According to the Intranet Journal, users tend to underestimate the difficulty and overrate their own skill. Expert searchers know that search tools vary and a different tool will often yield a better result. Howev...

Your customer is a search engine

...f relevance. As a result, marketers that attempt to build brands based on emotion, design, and charisma are more likely to undermine their efforts and underestimate consumers than they are to succeed. Companies need to distinguish themselves from competitors by adopting and exemplifying the keywords that have m...
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