Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution, patterns and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is a cornerstone of public health, and shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Epidemiologists help with study design, collection, and statistical analysis of data, amend interpretation and dissemination of results. Epidemiology has helped develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies, and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences. Major areas of epidemiological study include disease causation, transmission, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance, environmental epidemiology, forensic epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, screening, biomonitoring, and comparisons of treatment effects such as in clinical trials.

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Tennessee review: 2% of providers account for 25% of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions

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The science behind understanding epidemics

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Delta jet fuel dump unlikely to cause long-term health problems, experts say

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Black Americans Tend To Live With Unmanaged Pain When Under-Prescribed Opioids Due To Racial Bias,...

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Rich People Don’t Just Live Longer: They Also Get More Healthy Years

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Pneumococcal Vaccines: Epidemiology Forecast to 2028

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The link between minimum wage and suicide shows inequality is a public health issue

Among rich countries, only Japan and Finland have higher suicide rates. A study published earlier...

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How mathematics can save your life

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Prescribing exercise to patients does NOT produce health benefits

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Research into the health effects of hearing loss suggests hearing aids might reduce dementia risk

This study adds to the growing body of research that links hearing loss to memory issues and...

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Are Google, Twitter and Facebook doing enough to protect the 2020 election?

In less than a year, Americans will head to the polls in the 2020 presidential election. Last time...

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Training for Foodborne Outbreak Investigations by Using Structured Learning Experience

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Most babies lose measles immunity from mom withing 3 months

Measles is most common among the very young, the very old and those with weakened immune systems....

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Study Finds That Student Athlete Safety Is Not a Priority in High Schools Across the United States

A study released today showed that 34% of public and private high schools, have no access to...

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How to treat a cold when you're pregnant

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Health investigators work to trace source of hepatitis A tainted blackberries

Disease detectives, that's how Justin Frederick, supervisor of Communicable Diseases and ...

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NHS delays ‘independent’ maternity report until after election

Trust where dozens of babies and three mothers died. The MBRRACE report considers trends in...

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Virus spreads: Stop it

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How a Trump Administration Proposal Could Worsen Public Health

Since Donald Trump took office, he has looked to weaken environmental regulations, with hazardous...

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Why your muscles ache when you have the flu

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One in seven children develop a mental illness, claims new research

One in seven children will develop a mental illness, according to new research – more than the...

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How to use a neti pot and whether it's safe, according to doctors

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Depression Increases HIV Risk Among South African Girls

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A healthy diet helps to preserve your hearing

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What causes a stuffy nose and how to clear it out fast

To get rid of that stuffy feeling, all you need to do is reduce the inflammation. There are several...

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Benefits Of Exercise Referrals 'Less Meaningful Than Hoped'

Referring patients to exercise schemes contributes to health and wellbeing, but improvements and...

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Listen up: These healthy nutrition plans could keep your hearing sharp

A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that specific diets may slow...

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People with eczema more likely to suffer bone fractures, study finds

The likelihood of having a fracture was 13 percent greater in people with atopic eczema compared to...

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How a Future Doctor Should Choose a College Major

When premeds are comparing and contrasting college majors, they should understand that medical schools admit students with undergraduate degrees in a...

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Maintaining lean muscle mass in older age can protect against heart disease

The study found better heart health in those with more lean muscle tissue

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Researchers Say Potted Plants Don’t Improve Indoor Air Quality

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Statement from Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock. M.D., on the...

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Urothelial Carcinoma Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecasts, 2028: Marketed Drugs...

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Tylenol in Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Autism

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Pot plants barely clean the air, so best to just open a window, say scientists

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Houseplants do not clean the air in our homes, new study reveals

In fact, researchers for the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology discovered...

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Middle-aged men with muscle are 'at lower risk of a heart attack'

Source: NHS Choices They provided lifestyle information, including their diet and exercise for the...

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New Quick, Portable Test for Iron, Vitamin a Deficiency Could Help Save Lives Around the World

“Vitamin A and iron deficiency affect more than one-third of the world’s population. Problems...

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