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Why patients-to-nurse ratios matter for hospitals
The media often focuses on doctors when it comes to issues involving healthcare. However, nurses are usually the first responders when patients check in a hospital.The patients-to-nurse ratio is a major factor in determining quality of care...
3 common uses of genetic testing
The use of DNA testing was once restricted to scientists and engineers. Today, there are over 2,000 types of genetic tests available to mass consumers, according to the U.S. National Institute of Health.Here are three commons reasons...
Study: Garcinia Cambogia may help with weight loss
Garcinia cambogia has recently been generating buzz in the diet world as a fruit that helps overweight individuals achieve weight loss. The fruit gained national attention when Dr. Oz recently contended on his nationally televised show that garcinia cambogia is...
PokerStars gaming app seeks to cure cancer
A new mobile gaming app introduced by Cancer Research UK has players analyzing real cancer data with the goal of helping scientists find potential treatments. The approach could change how companies create apps by using players around the world as...
Study: Demand for fitness technology to quadruple in 2014
Demand for wearable fitness technology and exercise-related gadgets is expected to quadruple in 2014, according to a new study published by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)."Consumer interest in purchasing dedicated wearable fitness devices in the next 12...
Economy causing people to skip dentist
The U.S. economy is causing many families to eliminate dental checkups in order to save money. The recession is also having an effect on the financial health of dental practices.More than one in three American adults (36 percent...
States pass anti-bullying legislation
Kansas has passed new anti-bullying legislation designed to protect students from being physically or emotionally harassed by teachers, administrators, and school personnel.On Friday, Governor Sam Brownback signed the new bill into law, which is being named after Shawnee...
Earth’s ozone layer starts human induced recovery process
In Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday scientists working with two United Nations organizations reported that a reduction of ozone depleting substances (ODS) due to steps taken under the 1987 Montreal Protocol has had a positive effect in helping the Earth&rsquo...
WMO reports carbon dioxide level in atmosphere jumped in 2013
On Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported in its latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin that carbon dioxide levels in 2013 had their largest one-year jump since 1984, increasing by 2.9 parts per million (ppm). ...
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