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2014-06-18 23:11:50

Independent Statistician Analyzes and Reports on LearningRx Results for 6,000 Clients Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The country’s premier one-on-one brain training company has released its 2014 Results Report. The report is based on data from 6,000 clients who received brain training from 80 LearningRx Centers in 2011 and 2012. The data was analyzed for statistical significance by Dr. Kirk Cameron, founder and president of MacStat Consulting. He has more than 20 years’...

2014-03-04 23:01:22

Prairie Village Senior Living Community Tops Industry Benchmarks in National Assessment Prairie Village, Kansas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Claridge Court senior living community scores well above industry benchmarks for colleague satisfaction in a recent survey by Holleran, a national leader in senior living research and assessment. Claridge Court ranked in the top 4 percent of the 309 senior living communities surveyed in 36 states of the U.S., with 45 of 57 factors scoring in the 90th...

New Method For Predicting Childhood Obesity
2011-11-09 06:31:55

Researchers have developed a new method for doctors to help predict which babies will grow up to be obese. A team of researchers found that growth charts doctors use at check-ups can predict a child's risk of becoming obese later in life. The study tracked over 44,000 babies for over a decade, measuring a child's length and weight from birth to the age of three.  The team then put the children's results on a growth chart as a percentile. The percentile shows how boys and girls...

2010-12-06 11:54:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The average total plan cost for a small retirement plan (100 participants) is 1.33%, while the average total plan cost for a large retirement plan (1,000 participants) is 1.11%, according to the 11th Edition of the 401k Averages Book. The study shows the small plan average investment expense is 1.26%, while the large plan average investment expense is 1.09%. Investment Expenses Account For Majority of Total Plan Fees The recent focus on investment...

2010-01-14 12:59:08

The prevalence of high weight for length or high body mass index (BMI) among children and teens in the U.S. (i.e., at or above the 95th percentile), ranges from approximately 10 percent for infants and toddlers, to approximately 18 percent for adolescents and teenagers, although these rates appear to have remained relatively stable over the past 10 years, except for an increase for 6- to 19-year-old boys who are at the very heaviest weight levels, according to a study appearing in the January...

2009-12-04 01:16:54

Uses applied statistics to simplify weight charts, information A University of Nevada, Reno professor who thinks the present weight management charts and screening tools for children are too difficult to understand and use has devised new, simpler charts that pediatricians and parents can use to help combat the increasing rates of obese and overweight children in the United States. George Fernandez, Nevada professor of applied statistics and director for the Center for Research Design and...

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2009-06-02 13:30:00

Researchers said on Monday that girls, if they are given the same opportunities and encouragement, can do just as well at math as boys "” even at the genius level, Reuters reported. Their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, contradicts previous studies showing girls can do as well as boys on average in math, but cannot excel in the way males do. Janet Hyde and Janet Mertz of the University of Wisconsin in Madison wrote in their report: "We conclude...

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2008-09-10 12:45:00

Troubled children hurt their classmates' math and reading scores and worsen their behavior, according to new research by economists at the University of California, Davis, and University of Pittsburgh. The study, "Externalities in the Classroom: How Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Affect Everyone's Kids," was published in August by the National Bureau of Economic Research and is available online at http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14246. Scott Carrell, an assistant professor of economics...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.