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iPads Boost Learning In The Classroom
2013-12-05 04:36:27

[ Watch the Video: iPads Can Be A Useful Classroom Tool ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s not exactly an app for it, but according to researchers, the iPad can actually help some students learn science. The tablet computer apparently helps students better grasp some nuances of science better than traditional classroom instruction. This is according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. One example of how the...

2013-11-29 23:03:52

Tampa-based agency expands portfolio with education industry clients. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Sparxoo announced today the addition of two new clients to the agency’s portfolio – Florida Polytechnic University and the Harvard Business Law Review. Sparxoo, a Tampa-based agency, will lead website design and development projects for both Florida Polytechnic University and the Harvard Business Law Review. "Our vision for Florida Polytechnic is to develop a reputation as...

2013-11-14 23:25:12

Men with mild-to-moderate symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can try a conservative approach called watchful waiting. Behavior changes can help control symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Many men over 50 take a daily medication to control bothersome urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Yet there's an alternative called watchful waiting for men with mild to moderate BPH symptoms, reports the November 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch. It basically...

2013-11-12 23:21:22

Most users of opioids for pain don't have a problem with them. People at risk of becoming addicted to opioids are those who are likely to become addicted to another substance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Sometimes the best way to ease pain is with the type of prescription painkiller known as an opioid. Despite their "addictive" reputation in the media, the majority of people use opioids safely and without addition, reports the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter....

2013-11-07 23:26:33

Before having any medical imaging test, such as a CT scan or x-ray, a woman should ask her doctor how the test will be used to guide her treatment and whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 When doctors recommend imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans, many people don't ask questions—they just assume that it's the right thing to do. Yet medical imaging isn't always necessary or...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.