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2012-05-18 10:26:52

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensus Healthcare and Texas Dermatology Associates at Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, TX are proud to announce the establishment of the SRT University(TM) Comprehensive Education Series for practitioners, healthcare professionals, and patients. SRT University(TM) will offer multi-tiered education and training curriculums for the provider and patient populations. The objectives are to increase the awareness and proficiency in...

2012-05-17 06:28:01

WARSAW, Poland, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three students from St. Petersburg State University of Information Technology, Mechanics & Optics have been named World Champions of the 2012 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM), the competition, affectionately known as the Battle of the Brains, challenged 112 university teams to solve some of the most challenging computer programming problems they've ever...

2012-05-11 02:25:07

WARSAW, Poland, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The next generation of elite computer engineers will meet in Warsaw, Poland, May 14 through May 17 to compete in the 36th Annual World Finals of the IBM-sponsored (NYSE: IBM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). The contest, which is affectionately known as the Battle of the Brains, will be hosted by the University of Warsaw and will challenge students to solve some of the most difficult programming problems in a strict five hour...

2012-05-09 14:19:59

Hindu and Buddhist groups have grown steadily in the United States since changes in immigration laws in 1965 and 1992, with particularly high concentrations in Texas, California, the New York Metropolitan Area, Illinois and Georgia, according to a Baylor University professor who helped compile the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census. "Both Buddhists and Hindus, though still relatively small compared to the large Christian groups, have grown to the point that they are beginning to...

2012-04-18 14:21:37

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Only the second woman to dunk in NCAA tournament play, Brittney Griner has won the Honda Sports Award for basketball, culminating an historic season in which she led her Baylor University team to a 40-0 record and the national championship. Her selection by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program recognizes Griner as the country's top female athlete in her sport. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111209/LA20211LOGO) The...

2012-03-12 14:52:46

Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Business Ethics. "Devout people who are narcissistic and exercise poor ethical judgment would be committing acts that are, according to their own internalized value system, blatantly hypocritical," said Marjorie J....

2012-03-09 00:49:15

Baylor College of Medicine teamed with the NFL Player Care Foundation, the American Urological Association Foundation and the Boone Heart Institute on Saturday, March 3, to offer important health screenings to former NFL players living in the Houston area. While health care was the focus of the event, it also served as an alumni reunion for former NFLers. Some caught up with old buddies — teammates and opponents alike — while others met for the first time and compared notes on...

2012-03-01 09:47:00

Film event highlights healthcare challenges for pregnant women HOUSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise awareness about maternal and child health, Texas Children's Hospital and Every Mother Counts (EMC) are teaming up for a very special one-night event hosted by global maternal health advocate and founder of EMC, Christy Turlington Burns. The evening will include a reception screening of Turlington Burns' first documentary, No Woman, No Cry, and a...

2012-02-13 23:07:53

Children living near coal-tar-sealed pavement are likely to receive a far higher dose of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from incidental ingestion of house dust than do children living near unsealed pavement, and that dose is more than two times higher than the PAH dose children are estimated to receive from food. In a paper published in the journal Environmental Pollution, researchers at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in...

2012-02-07 14:42:01

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations – with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes – than do those that rely on large companies with "absentee" owners, according to a national study by sociologists at LSU and Baylor University. "What stands out about this research is that we often think of the economic benefits and job growth that small business generates, but we don't think of the social...