New infection prevention tool improve transparency and standardization of practice

Researchers developed a new color-coded visual tool called Infection Risk Scan, or IRIS, which is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure in which areas a hospital complies with guidelines and where it needs to implement measures to improve infection control and the use antimicrobial therapies, according to new research.
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How to improve habitat conservation for migrating cranes

Every year, endangered whooping cranes travel along a 4,000-kilometer corridor linking their Canadian nesting grounds and their winter home in Texas. Habitat in their path through the northern Great Plains is being lost at an alarming rate, but identifying key spots for protection is a challenge. Now, researchers behind a new study have created a model of whooping crane habitat use with the potential to greatly improve the targeting of conservation efforts during their migration.
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This iOS 12 Concept Shows How Apple Could Improve UI This Year

  1. This iOS 12 Concept Shows How Apple Could Improve UI This Year  ValueWalk
  2. How to create custom vibration pattern ringtones for iPhone  9to5Mac
  3. Cops Cracking iPhones Across the Country with GrayKey  Tom’s Guide
  4. Apple: News, Photos, Latest News Headlines about Apple – The Indian Express  The Indian Express
  5. Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show  Motherboard
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Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD

Currently, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is used where available to improve exercise capacity and quality of life, but the treatment requires access to trained staff and specialized facilities. A new study looked at Tai Chi as a lower cost, more easily accessed treatment option. Investigators found that this slow, methodical form of exercise is equivalent to PR for improving respiratory function in patients with COPD.
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Apple hires Google's former AI boss to help improve Siri

  1. Apple hires Google’s former AI boss to help improve Siri  The Verge
  2. Apple nabs Google’s chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs  AppleInsider
  3. Google exec hints a Google Home with a screen is coming  BGR
  4. An Apple, Samsung search for ‘competition’ to now throw up Google  Economic Times
  5. Roberts: Does Google really hate Jesus?
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Improve your information security by giving employees more options

A recent study suggests information security managers and supervisors could have greater success in motivating employees to act more securely by avoiding cold, authoritative commands, and instead create security messages that are relatable and provide options for how employees can better protect information and respond to threats.
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Music lessons improve children's cognitive skills and academic performance

The first large-scale, longitudinal study adapted into the regular school curriculum finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities — including language-based reasoning, short-term memory, planning and inhibition — leading to improved academic performance. Visual arts lessons were also found to significantly improve children’s visual and spatial memory.
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