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Zzzzzzzz: The Mathematics of a Good Night’s Sleep

<i>This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.</i><p>We boast when our infant finally …

7 math tricks that'll make your life easier

When trying to plan for retirement, or figure out whether to make an investment, one helpful thing to know is how long it will take to double your initial capital.<p>And when you're considering taking a new job with an annual salary, it might be useful to know how that salary compares with what you'd …

Every 8 Minutes, A Child Experiences A Medication Error

Every eight minutes, a child under the age of 6 experiences a medication error outside of the doctor's office or hospital, according to a new national study.<p>Using data from the National Poison Database System, the study found a significant increase in the number and rate of non-cough and cold …

Big Data Has the Potential to Transform Health Care

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Big data has the potential to transform, well, everything. The growing sum of information at our fingertips is being analyzed and used to do everything from predict crime to accelerate business growth. And now, innovative companies are …

Child medication measurements confuse parents

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons?<p>Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors.<p>The study says part of the …

How to Catch Common Medical Billing Errors?

Mis-communication between the healthcare providers and coding professionals is one of the major reasons behind improper medical billing. The billing …

The Baffling Math That Determines What People Actually Pay for Obamacare

The Obamacare marketplaces opened for business over the weekend, and so far the website is working better than last year. That doesn’t mean picking a …

Mathematician's equations tell physicians whether kidney patients need biopsy

Mathematics has done a lot of things for the human race. It's made it possible for rooms and buildings to have perfect right angles in their corners. …