News Clips for Aug. 10, 2018

Can inducing birth early reduce the numbers of caesarean sections?

The placenta tends not to function as well later in pregnancy, possibly explaining why mothers and babies who deliver earlier may see better outcomes.

Lawmaker suggests Utah changes the way it teaches in order to fill better paying high-tech jobs

Senator Howard Stephenson is advocating for Utah’s education institutions to catch up to the demand for graduates in science, tech, engineering and math. He says a STEM related degree pays twice as much as the general population will make over a life time of earning.

The University of Utah has enacted a clear bag policy for athletic events held in Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Huntsman Center for the 2018-19 school year.

Natural language processing and the practice of hematology/oncology

Many institutions and vendors are investing major resources into natural language processing (NLP) platforms, as well as other techniques, to recover these data. These efforts seem to be paying off, because data from many sources—such as pathology and radiology reports—as well as elements of clinic notes are increasingly accessible using these methods.

Man accused of sexually abusing young girl in waiting room at U of U Hospital

A man has been charged with sexual abuse of a child and University of Utah Hospital is reviewing its visitor policy after an assault that allegedly occurred in a waiting room.

Putting up your Christmas decorations earlier could make you happier

An American study reveals that people who put up Christmas decorations earlier are happier and are generally seen as more friendly and open by others.