Jul
28
2014
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What are some global statistics about death?

Yeah, it happens.You may not go gentle into that good night, but go you shall. We all do, eventually. Death is the inevitable end game of life. But how we go is a different matter entirely, as there are thousands of ways to die. Here’s what the statisticians at the World Health Organization, the CIA and elsewhere [more...]

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Mar
17
2014
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What are some statistics on the number of registered nurses in the United States?

Nurses of the Elliot City Hospital (photo from Keene Public Library - NKCR)How many registered nurses are there in the United States? According to the American Nurses Association, they are 3.1 million licensed registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. (1) The latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-15, states that registered nurses held 2,711,500 jobs in 2012. (2) Where do they work? Hospitals; state, local, [more...]

Sep
16
2012
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How many Tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths are reported in the U.S. and worldwide each year?

Global Burden of TuberculosisAccording to the CDC, 11,182 cases of Tuberculosis were reported in the U.S. in 2010. Previous years Year      Number of cases 2000                      16,309 2001                      15,945 2002                      15,055 2003                      14,835 2004                      14,499 2005                      14,068 2006                      13,732 2007                      13,286 2008                      12,905 2009                      11,537 2010                      11,182   (1) [more...]

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Apr
12
2012
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What are some statistics on the number of veterinarians in the United States?

Cat at vetHow many veterinarians are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook  2012-13, veterinarians held 61,400 jobs in 2010. Eighty-one percent of veterinarians work in the veterinary services industry and 9 percent are self employed. Previous Years Year      Number of Jobs 2008      59,700 (2) 2006      62,000 (3) [more...]

Feb
11
2012
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When did the first air ambulance service start in the UK?

london_air_ambulanceHelicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) were introduced in 1987. The first operationally was the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust founded in April of that year. HEMS with their helicopters aim to provide a swift response to 999 emergency calls, bringing hospital resuscitating theatre techniques to the patient, stabilising them, and getting them quickly off to hospital. [more...]

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Jan
31
2012
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What is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States?

scalpelsAccording to the ASPS 2010 plastic surgery statistics report, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in 2010 was breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty). 1,555,614 cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010 and 296,203 of these procedures were for breast augmentation. Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures Procedure                             Number Breast augmentation               [more...]

Jul
22
2011
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How many people have diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide?

Diabetes in the United StatesUnited States According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011, diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S. Total Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States, All Ages, 2010 Total: 25.8 million people – 8.3% percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Diagnosed diabetes: 18.8 million people Undiagnosed diabetes: 7.0 million people Men 13  million [more...]

Nov
03
2010
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What are some statistics on the number of dentists in the United States?

At the DentistHow many dentists are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11, dentists held about 141,900 jobs in 2008 Dentists, general 120,200 Orthodontists 7,700 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 6,700 Prosthodontists 500 Dentists, all other specialists 6,900 (1) Approximately 15 percent of all dentists were specialists. About [more...]

Jul
21
2010
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Who or what were Glaxo Smith Kline?

glaxosmithkline officesGlaxoSmithKline plc is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world with a global market share of at least seven per cent. The company’s headquarters is in the UK with subsidiaries throughout the world. The company conducts research into medicines and vaccines to deal with the major threats of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. It [more...]

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Jul
04
2010
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Which foods are definitely (probably) healthy?

healthy-breakfastSome foods are regarded as “healthy” one year and “unhealthy” the next year, or the other way around. Sometimes this is due to food fashion, but sometimes (as in the case of eggs) it’s due to our increased understanding of nutrition. Here are some foods that are probably definitely healthy. Tomatoes An anti-oxidant called lycopene [more...]

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