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Nightingale Unveils Support Platform to Improve Autism Treatment


Nightingale Unveils Support Platform to Improve Autism TreatmentNightingale, a data capture and analysis platform for evidence-based autism therapy, continues to make strides in its offerings that powerfully influence how autism is treated.

On Friday, the organization announced that it has emerged from beta with users in clinical and academic settings throughout the U.S.

If you’re not familiar, Nightingale “aims to impact autism treatment by revolutionizing clinical practices and raising standards of care.”
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Doctor on Demand: Are You Confusing a Cold with Allergies?


Doctor on Demand Are You Confusing a Cold with AllergiesData from Center of Disease Control (CDC) indicates that at least 50 million Americans now suffer from environmental allergies on an annual basis.

But how do you know if you have allergies or a cold?

Doctor On Demand recently conducted a survey with Harris Interactive to better understand what Americans know and don’t know about environmental allergies and cold confusion.

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Visually Impaired Want More from iOS


Visually Impaired Want More from iOSA national advocacy group for the visually and hearing impaired has a message for Apple – do more to make iOS features accessible and practical for millions of Americans with special needs.

According to the findings of a 2008 CDC study, some 3.4 million Americans are now legally blind or visually impaired.

In short, The National Federation of the Blind wants Apple to eliminate the exclusionary drawbacks of its products and services for those with difficulty perceiving sight and sound.

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CDC Report Shows Schools Are Getting ‘Healthier’


CDC Report Shows Schools Are Getting 'Healthier'A federal report published Monday shows that America’s schools are on a healthy new course.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the findings of a new survey of school health policies.

The results point to “encouraging trends” for the nutrition, physical and educational hopes for children.

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CDC Allocating More Funds to Disease Tracking Technology


CDC Allocating More Funds to Disease Tracking TechnologyDespite a total budget decrease for 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allocating greater funding to disease tracking tools and technologies.

The hope, of course, is that by better tracking the spread of potentially dangerous bugs and other diseases, the CDC will be better prepared and equipped to deal with any unfortunate challenges born of an outbreak.

To achieve this objective, the CDC is seeking $40 million to procure or develop the resources needed for such a comprehensive effort.

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FDA Approves Diabetes Self-Monitoring Device


According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, more than 25 million children and adults in the US have diabetes, a number which is only predicted to increase in the future. In response to these rising numbers, a new addition in the fight to manage this disease has recently been approved by the FDA.

PositiveID Corporation has developed a diabetes management system called iglucose, which melds mobile technology with traditional glucose monitoring, allowing patients to monitor their current and logged glucose levels via the same device.

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