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confidence

degree of assurance.

confidence interval
a range of values about a sample statistic that has a specified probability of including the true value of the statistic.
confidence level
1 minus the type 1 error; the probability that the trial under consideration will show no significant difference when there is in fact no significant difference between the treatments.
confidence limits
the highest and lowest values in a confidence interval.

Patient discussion about confidence

Q. I am here with the confidence that you may help! I am here with the confidence that you may help! I have started supplementing two formula bottles a day for my 5 1/2 months old son.Since then he has been congested, sleeping more, spitting up more, and very constipated. Could these be signs of milk allergies? Would I need to try a soy based formula?

A. Nothing to worry much about your child. Those could definitely be a sign of just a simple formula intolerance or a milk allergy. Either way, it likely would be a good idea to not give him a milk based formula any longer. Since some infants tend to have a problem with milk based formulas, they can also have a problem with soy based formulas, one good option may be to just breastfeed more and not to supplement with formula at all. If stopping the supplements is not an option for you right now, then soy formula should be another good thing to try. Many Pediatricians recommend changing to a soy formula to treat infants who are slow-moving. Other common treatments can include offering some extra water or diluted apple/prune juice once or twice a day. If you have recently started your baby on solids, especially rice cereal that could also be a cause of his problems. Sometimes giving an oat-meal or barley cereal, which have fiber, can help constipated infants who are eating a rice cereal.

Q. I am losing on my confidence…….any luck with Chinese medicine? I am having acne problem for long …I think it may be around 2 years or a little long. These little bulges makes me ashamed of myself. I cannot face anyone. I am supposed to have my seminar by next month and I can’t tolerate. I am losing on my confidence…….any luck with Chinese medicine?

A. a friend of mine's wife tried homeopathic treatment against acne , it was for 2 years with no caffeine , alcohol and such and i must say it wasn't very helpful...
today the knowledge of how they are created is vast and there are conventional treatments that are very effective. try reading about it in the "American Academy of Dermatology" site:
http://www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/treatingmoderatesevereacne.html

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References in classic literature ?
So the young girl's parents received me as their future son-in-law without, as yet, taking their friends into their confidence.
Pardon me,' returned Clennam, 'but I am not in Mr Henry Gowan's confidence.
Such an extraordinary sign of confidence was received by the orator as a highly favorable omen; and though the animal retreated a little precipitately, he was lavish of his thanks and commendations.
Dashwood was sorry for what she had said; but it gave Elinor pleasure, as it produced a reply from Marianne so expressive of confidence in Willoughby and knowledge of his intentions.
Am I, or am I not, worthy of your confidence in me?
Your confidence in me ought to be returned with full confidence on my part.
To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence.
The whole science and art of Sight Recognition would at once perish; Feeling, so far as it is an art, would not long survive; intercourse would become perilous or impossible; there would be an end to all confidence, all forethought; no one would be safe in making the most simple social arrangements; in a word, civilization would relapse into barbarism.
No, monsieur, no; you appear to be an honest young man, and I will have confidence in you.
But if you want that success in life which comes from the affection and confidence of your fellows, then with no two men, however similar they may appear in their nature, will you deal in the same way.
I shall win his confidence, and take advantage of it, as soon as possible.
Astor until some time afterwards, or it might have modified the trust and confidence reposed in them.