Work-related Accidents Among the Iranian Population: A Time Series Analysis, 2000–2011
Background: Work-related accidents result in human suffering and economic losses and are considered as a major health problem worldwide, especially in the economically developing world.
Bayesian Model for Work-related Accidents in Iran: 2009
Introduction: It is of prime importance to consider the pattern and geographical changes of a disease, in each community independently, to determine high and low risk areas. Mapping diseases is a set of statistical methods which attempt to provide precise maps by which the geographical distribution of a disease is estimated.
Forecasting Number of Work-related Injuries Time Series with Box-Jenkins Models for Registered Insured in SSIO Between 2000 and 2010 in Iran
Background: Controlling occurrence of accidents in work place has been an interesting subject in all countries worldwide. Financial consequences of these accidents and their economic losses imposed on the involved companies is only one of the insignificant aspects of such damages and when the non-economic but intangible losses to the society are taken into consideration...
Quantum Theory Reveals Puzzling Pattern in How People Respond to Some Surveys
Researchers used quantum theory — usually invoked to describe the actions of subatomic particles — to identify an unexpected and strange pattern in how people respond to survey questions.
A Simple Solution for Big Data: New Algorithm Simplifies the Categorization of Data
Experts use the expression big data to indicate huge amounts of information, such as those (photos, videos, texts, but also other more technical types of data) shared at any time by billions of people on computers, smartphones and other electronic devices. The present-day scenario offers unprecedented perspectives: tracking flu epidemics, monitoring road traffic in real time...
Random Nature of Metastasis Revealed by Physicists
The spreading of a cancerous tumor from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown.
Physicists from the University of Dundee and Arizona State University have used a statistical model to show that the formation of a new secondary tumor...
New Indicators of Illegal Drug Use to Compare Drug User Populations for Policy Evaluation
New trends in drug consumption show a trend towards higher poly-use. Epidemiological indicators presently used are mostly based on the prevalence of users of the “main” substances and the ranking of harm caused by drug use is based on a single substance analysis.
Perception of Pregnant Women Towards Midwives: Attitude and Practice During Child Delivery in Health Institutions in Ogbomoso, South-West, Nigeria
This study aims to ascertain pregnant women’s perceptions of the attitudes and practice of midwives during labour in a mission teaching hospital and a state hospital in Ogbomoso, Southwest Nigeria, and to determine whether or not a relationship exists between patients’ perceptions of midwives practice during delivery and the occurrence of neonatal deaths.
Extravehicular Mobility Unit Training and Astronaut Injuries
Astronaut spacewalk training can result in a variety of symptom complaints and possible injuries. This study quantified and characterized signs, symptoms, and injuries resulting from extravehicular activity spacesuit training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, immersion facility.
Shy People Use Facebook Longer But Disclose Less, Research Reveals
it’s not the person posting 10,000 pictures a week of their cat who’s the big-time Facebook user, even if you might think so.
Instead, it’s the quiet ones who are logging in longer, says an assistant professor in the Communications Arts Department at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
“The shy people spend more time on Facebook, but they disclose less...
Efficient Estimation for Periodic Autoregressive Coefficients Via Residuals
A two-step estimation method is proposed for periodic autoregressive parameters via residuals when the observations contain trend and periodic autoregressive time series. The oracle efficiency of the proposed Yule–Walker-type estimator is established. The performance is illustrated by simulation studies and real data analysis.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
— Albert Einstein
Falling in love
It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.
–Every Day by David Levithan
In words as fashions the same rule will hold:
Alike fantastic if too new or old;
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside