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Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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A concerted effort by Medicare and hospitals around the country since 2010 has led to substantial progress reducing both problems. Medicare announced that it is awarding $347 million to hospital associations and other health organizations that will help meet the new goals.
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APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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(AP) California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday. Crop dusters flying over fields, air-blasters spraying orchards and fumigants that risk blowing onto campuses will no longer be allowed within a quarter-mile of ...>>
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Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday. The opinion from the Government Accountability Office is a setback for the White House and bolsters Republican complaints that administration officials bent the ...>>
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Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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SEATTLE (AP) A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions. Scientists linked the large patch of warm ocean water, nicknamed the "blob," to the vast ribbon of toxic algae that flourished in 2015 and produ ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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A concerted effort by Medicare and hospitals around the country since 2010 has led to substantial progress reducing both problems. Medicare announced that it is awarding $347 million to hospital associations and other health organizations that will help meet the new goals.
Reference: www.chron.com
APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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(AP) California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday. Crop dusters flying over fields, air-blasters spraying orchards and fumigants that risk blowing onto campuses will no longer be allowed within a quarter-mile of ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
    532 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday. The opinion from the Government Accountability Office is a setback for the White House and bolsters Republican complaints that administration officials bent the ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
    121 Visits
SEATTLE (AP) A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions. Scientists linked the large patch of warm ocean water, nicknamed the "blob," to the vast ribbon of toxic algae that flourished in 2015 and produ ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-9-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Pioneering California physicist dies; built important tool
Technology
Published in 23-9-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who helped build a key tool for studying the universe and played a role in the project that created the first atomic bomb has died, a lab official said Thursday. Edward Joseph Lofgren led the development, construction and operation of the Bevatron, an early particle accelerator at the lab. Lofgren also was ...>>

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Private wells in New England coming up empty amid drought
Technology
Published in 23-9-2016
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) When Roxanne Moore got up to make her morning coffee a few weeks ago, she turned on the faucet and got a burst of water then nothing came out but air. The U.S. Drought Monitor map , produced by federal agencies and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, shows parts of southwestern Maine and western New York also in extreme drought. The dry weather, expected to last through t ...>>
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Satellite technology beams expertise to remote Alaska clinic
Technology
Published in 23-9-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff until this week. Starting Thursday, a new partnership with an Anchorage hospital will virtually beam critical care doctors 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) away to the emergency room on the isla ...>>
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Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500M accounts
Technology
Published in 23-9-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The breach dates back to late 2014, raising questions about the checks and balances within Yahoo a fallen internet star that has been laying off staff and trimming expenses to counter a steep drop in revenue during ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 23-9-2016
    626 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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