March 2, 2016 archive

China’s Wind and Solar Energy Capacity Is Soaring

“Smog-filled days may be a part of life in Beijing for now, but China is cutting coal and growing its wind and solar energy capacity fast, according to figures released yesterday by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.” from Gizmodo See Link via IFTTT

Bees ‘dumb down’ after ingesting tiny doses of the pesticide chlorpyrifos

Honeybees suffer severe learning and memory deficits after ingesting very small doses of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, potentially threatening their success and survival, new research from New Zealand’s University of Otago research suggests. from Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories See Link via IFTTT

Top Health Systems, Tech Giants Pledge Not to Block Data

The nation’s largest health systems, vendors, and dozens of professional societies have agreed to make it easier for consumers to access their electronic health records. Medscape Medical News from Medscape Critical Care Headlines See Link via IFTTT

How much sleep do you really need, and what happens when you don’t get enough?

Every March, we are all faced with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time and its impact on our circadian rhythms, our sleep-wake pattern. The 1-hour shift in time can even temporarily disrupt our ability to fall asleep at night and to wake up in the morning. We not only lose an hour of sleep, but …

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Can’t sleep? Street lights may be keeping you awake

If your neighborhood is well-lit at night, you may not be sleeping well, according to a new study. from Latest Science News — ScienceDaily See Link via IFTTT

Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds

A new study has examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 US adults, and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol. from Latest Science News — ScienceDaily See …

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Less connectivity improves innovation

Connectivity does not always lead to more complex technology. An individual’s propensity to learn from successful cultural models — a common strategy that allows us to copy efficient solutions from others — reduces the diversity of solutions. Partially connected groups are more likely to produce diverse solutions, allowing them to innovate by combining different solutions. …

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3 immediate ways health IT can improve

We’ve got a long way to go before information technology solutions at the frontlines of health care fulfill their enormous potential. The suboptimal, clunky and cumbersome design of most IT systems is responsible for much misery among physicians and nurses on a daily basis. Part of the problem is that hospitals and clinics have rolled …

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Healthy Sleep In Adults

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Volume 193, Issue 5, Page P7-P8, March 1, 2016. from American Thoracic Society: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: Table of Contents See Link via IFTTT

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Duration, and Fasting Glucose

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Volume 193, Issue 5, Page 579-580, March 1, 2016. from American Thoracic Society: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: Table of Contents See Link via IFTTT

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