People who engaged in the highest levels of total physical activity were twice as lively to avoid stroke, heart disease, angina, cancer and diabetes, and be in optimal physical and mental shape 10 years later, experts found.
Assessing play quality In baseball is complicated. "Wins above replacement player" (WARP) aggregate a player's total contribution to their team--offense and defense and primary position--into one easily understood statistics. But does it actually measure--or even roughly estimate--player value? Ph.D. student Austin Brown investigated the 2014-2017 MLB seasons and didn't find that WARP was related to wins.
Around the middle of the 2015 season, something odd started happening in Major League Baseball (MLB): Home runs surged. They surged again in 2016 and then again in 2017. Statistician Jason Wilson provides this explanation. The quality of pitching between 2015 and 2017 had gotten worse if one breaks a pitch down into measurable components and then measured pitching quality over time. Wilson called this measure "Quality of Pitch" (QOP).
Researchers from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health studied whether there were any sudden changes in injuries after the NSF implemented practice restrictions in 2011, while adjusting for the fact that more attention has been paid to NFL injuries over time, which means the number of reported injuries had been going up even before the new CBA. In a nutshell, we they didn't seem to go up or down on balance.
There are pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB) who have had 30-year careers, but as UC Riverside demographer David Swanson points out, these are extreme outliers and often the stars of the game who receive most of the media's attention. The reality for most pitchers in baseball is that their professional working lives are surprisingly short--3.99 years on average--according to a new method of calculating working life expectancies.
Acquiring customers is a fundamental goal of any start-up company, but those raw numbers can be a misleading metric for assessing the value of that company. "It's the stability of sales--the repeatability of sales from existing customers--that has significant implications for the long-run ability of a company to survive," says Daniel McCarthy, a statistician at Emory University of his ongoing research being presented at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver.
A simple saliva sample could replace blood tests to assess and monitor diabetes, finds a new study. The most comprehensive analysis of proteins in saliva to date finds that these proteins reflect high blood sugar and associated disease processes in children and adolescents with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, long before the appearance of clinical symptoms. This could lead to better prediction and prevention of long-term complications of the disease.
Volcanic eruptions in Mexico and the Philippines can lead to atmospheric changes that favor the ventilation of deep water in the Red Sea.
The first dementia prevalence data from a large population of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults was reported today at the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago.
Despite more than two decades of advances in diagnostic criteria and technology, symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) too often go unrecognized or are misattributed, causing delays in appropriate diagnoses and care that are both harmful and costly. Contributing to the variability and inefficiency is the lack of multidisciplinary ADRD evaluation guidelines to inform U.S clinicians in primary and specialty care settings.