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Misinterpretation of closed Data when Treated with “Normal” Statistical Methods

Geology is among the many branches of science in which compositional data (CoDa) arise naturally. In branches such as geochemistry, compositional data seem to occur typically, when one normalizes raw data or when one obtains the output from a constrained estimation procedure, such as percentages, ppm, ppb, molar concentrations,…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 27, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Forbes Talks Taxes, Healthcare in Address to Students

Forbes Talks Taxes, Healthcare in Address to Students

As Republicans struggle to score a legislative win on taxes, Steve Forbes dismissed fears that the American economy is doomed to slow economic growth or secular stagnation as “preposterous.”

Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and former Republican presidential candidate, blamed the current economic rut on correctable policy errors in a lecture sponsored by the Cornell Republicans on Wednesday.

The real source of…

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Added by John Robinson on October 26, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Precision medicine: From ‘one-size-fits-all’ to personalized healthcare

Precision medicine From traditional to personalized healthcare Imagine a future in which, rather than using symptoms to identify a disease, your genes, metabolism, and gut microbiome inform how your individual health is managed. This is the vision of precision medicine.

Traditional medicine uses symptoms to diagnose diseases, and drugs to treat these symptoms. But precision medicine aims to turn this concept on its head.

By identifying the factors that predispose a person to a…

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Added by John Robinson on October 26, 2017 at 6:33am — No Comments

Shockingly few Americans are putting money in a 401k

There's a lot of hoopla surrounding President Trump's new tax plan, which is reportedly considering capping pre-tax 401(k) contributions at $2,400 a year , a far cry from the current maximum contribution of $18,000 for 2017, and…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 26, 2017 at 5:44am — No Comments

Easing the complexity of HIPAA enforcement

In the dozen years from the time of its enactment, change in thinking has been one of the palpable aspects of HIPAA. The advising and counseling outlook that characterized the initial years of its existence is now history. HIPAA is today noted for its very stringent and arm-twisting attitude. Its methods of enforcement are dreaded, to put it mildly. The coaxing and wheedling method used by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is now passé. The OCR is extremely unrelenting in its expectations…

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Added by Roger Steven on October 25, 2017 at 7:14am — No Comments

Sneak Peak into World’s Largest Flying Restaurant [Infographic]

World's largest flying restaurant - first class in Emirates First class cabin passenger in Emirates Airline enjoying her dinner. Photo-Emirates

How does a global airline like Emirates cater to the needs of its over 55 million customers? Here’s a neat infographic that gives you a glimpse into how Dubai’s flagship airline is…

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Added by John Robinson on October 25, 2017 at 6:33am — No Comments

Understanding Kidney Tumours

Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on the left and right side of the spine. They sit against the back muscles in the upper abdominal cavity. They are responsible for the extraction of waste from the blood, balancing body fluids, formation of urine, and facilitating other important functions of the body.

Kidney tumours are tumours (or growths) on or in a kidney and are also known as renal tumours. They can be benign (harmless) or malignant (leading to…

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Added by John Robinson on October 25, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Centrelink delays leave recipients unable to pay for rent or food

Problems with Centrelink payments caused “extremely stressful” delays for some of Australia’s most disadvantaged groups this week, while newly released figures show complaints about the agency jumped by more than 50,000 in the last financial year alone.…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 25, 2017 at 5:44am — No Comments

Complaints Handling, Adverse Event Reporting, and Recalls call for an integrated approach

Complaints Handling, Adverse Event Reporting, and Recalls4

Medical device manufacturers work and operate in various regulatory systems whose requirements are different and not always consistent with each other. The new ISO version, the ISO 13485:2016, recognizes…

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Added by John Robinson on October 24, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments

Learn How to manage and improve Human reliability

Manufacturing is a behemoth of an activity that straddles several industries. Modern manufacturing has come a long way from the days of its infancy, which can be traced to the Industrial Revolution of some 250 years ago. Getting advanced and refined at many stages; production or industrialization or manufacturing is the lifeblood of most of the world’s economies. Automation in the processes may have been introduced in many industries; yet, manufacturing…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 24, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments

Health care in the United States

Health care in the United States is provided by many distinct organizations.[1] Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by private sector businesses. 58% of US community hospitals are non-profit, 21% are government owned, and 21% are for-profit.[2] According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States spent more on health care per capita ($8,608), and more on health care as percentage of its GDP (17%), than any other nation in 2011.



64% of health spending…

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Added by John Robinson on October 23, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

What is cyber security certification worth?

There have been a lot of interesting reactions to the Equifax data breach. One of the most interesting for me is the criticism of the Equifax CISO’s lack of technical or cyber security education. She does have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music composition as well as a resume that shows a work history at several companies also in the finance industry. This situation illustrates the challenge we all face in identifying qualified candidates.…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 23, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

Professionals Involved in The FDA’s Tougher Import Rules for 2017

Tougher Import Rules for FDA Imports in 2017

Of late, the FDA and the Customs and Border Patrol Service (CBP) have become increasingly agile, smart, sophisticated and demanding when it comes to the submission of information and adherence to government procedures from importing firms. The FDA and the CBP can delay, detain or refuse shipments of firms do not properly execute an…

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Added by John Robinson on October 23, 2017 at 6:24am — 1 Comment

Learn How to Prevent Quality and Compliance Problems by having a strong system for Purchasing Controls!

In this era of globalization; outsourcing has become a major component of business. Outsourcing brings many benefits for companies. Short and long-term cost benefits, the ability to concentrate on their core activities and grow their business, and the freedom of avoiding the actual tasks that go into manufacturing are some of the stated…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 19, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments

Drug dissolution testing and establishing plasma drug levels in humans

Drug dissolution testing and establishing plasma drug levels in humans5

Dissolution testing is a very important tool that determines and help understand the performance and effectiveness of oral solid dosage forms. It is significant for the field of medicine because if a drug has to be effective, it must be released first from the product form, and it should then be allowed to get dissolved in the gastrointestinal fluids. This is the first step that leads to the next important phase, that of the dosage’s absorption into the…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Analysis: Single-payer would drastically change American health care; here’s how it works

Analysis Single-payer would

As Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continue in the background, some…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

A step towards better health care

step towards Today, we live in an era of customization. Increasingly, customers can modify a product’s appearance, features, or content according to their unique needs or desires. Often, even the news we see in our newsfeeds is customized based off our preferences.

Why, then, are so many aspects of the health care industry still one-size-fits-all?

As doctors, we’ve seen firsthand how this can negatively impact patients who require more individualized care. One particular example…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

Working with Physician Extenders to increase efficiency and profitability

A Physician Extender is one who is not a physician, but is of a lesser qualification, who helps physicians by carrying out many activities usually carried out by physicians. As the name suggests, Physician Extenders work to supplement the functions of a physician and could take a considerable load off her shoulders. In most cases, an advanced nurse practitioner or a physician assistant work as a Physician Extender.

A nurse practitioner is usually prepared and trained to impart the…

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Added by Roger Steven on October 18, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

‘Synthetic lethality’ targets cancer cells by damaging vulnerable DNA

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By designing small molecules that can “turn off” kinase enzymes stuck in the “on” position, they have managed to ward off cancer’s attack. More recently, scientists have focused on ways to help the body’s own immune cells seek and destroy cancer cells.

Enter the concept known as synthetic lethality. Researchers have long known that a cancer cell hobbling along with one broken gene is vulnerable. Knock out another key gene, they have discovered, and the cell will…

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Added by John Robinson on October 18, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

Ukraine Will Pursue Hard Reforms This Fall, Finance Minister Says

After a week of back-to-back meetings in Washington, Oleksandr Danylyuk is tired. He gladly downs a cup of coffee before we turn on our microphones to discuss Ukraine’s economy. The affable forty-two-year old finance minister is one of the few reformers left in Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers and has a reputation as a doer. He’s in town for the International Monetary Fund’s and World Bank’s annual meetings.…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 18, 2017 at 5:35am — No Comments

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