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Infant Deaths Increase For Babies Sleeping On Sofas

Infant Deaths Increase For Babies Sleeping On Sofas

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that a significant number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) cases can be attributed to the infant sleeping on a sofa. The study,...

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2014-10-16 23:09:10

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit an invention, Pump on the Go, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Two inventors from Mansfield, Texas, know how difficult it can be to maintain a regular breast-pumping schedule. "While my wife was breastfeeding our second child we thought about how convenient it would be to have a more inconspicuous and wieldy way to pump breast milk at work," said one inventor. "This led to our idea." The...

2014-10-15 08:26:58

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AffiliateTraction (http://www.affiliatetraction.com/), the world's largest affiliate marketing agency, has increased its charitable portfolio with the addition of UNICEF UK and World Vision Canada. The organizations are the latest additions to an expanding effort intended to foster a corporate conscience in a retail industry driven largely by profit. Greg Shepard, CEO of AffiliateTraction, expressed enthusiasm about continuing to...

2014-10-15 08:26:17

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - In order to help parents and kids make healthier choices, eighteen leading food and beverage companies have come together to support one set of standard nutrition criteria for advertising products to children under 12, the Canadian Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI) announced today. The CAI, administered by Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), is a voluntary program designed to shift advertising of food and beverages to children to the...

2014-10-09 23:02:15

Under a new three-year $6.6 million contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Abt Associates will work with hospitals to help them encourage breastfeeding and receive a Baby-Friendly designation. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Although many new mothers in the United States intend to breastfeed their new babies, practices and policies in maternity care often create barriers to breastfeeding. Under a new three-year $6.6 million contract with the Centers for...

2014-10-07 23:06:06

Rutgers Community Programs Offers Playgroups, Art and Dance Classes and Free Parenting Workshops on the Upper West Side New York, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Rutgers Presbyterian Church, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, announces openings in fall programs for both children and parents, including playgroups for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, art and dance classes for children seven and under, and free parenting workshops. For more than 20 years, Rutgers Community Programs...

2014-10-07 08:40:34

Next-Generation Counting Toys Physically Interact with Learning Apps, Blending Hands-On Play with Digital Fun to Build Early Math Skills NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based edtech startup Tiggly, a learning company pioneering an innovative way to educate children in the digital age, announced today the launch of Tiggly Counts, the first iPad compatible physical math toy for children age 3 and up. Designed to combine the proven benefits of tactile math manipulatives with...

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2014-10-07 06:53:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In our fast paced world, sitting down for a family meal is difficult. Doing it on a regular basis is even more difficult. But the benefits have been shown to outweigh the challenges, with the positive impacts ranging from a decrease in cyberbullying to better health for the entire family. Obesity at all age levels is an increasing worry in the health field, but especially for adolescents, as obesity at this age will likely carry...

2014-10-06 08:29:07

Providers recognized for health care advocacy of children in Foster Care AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior HealthPlan (Superior) today announced the winners of their Community Champions for Children Award. The Community Champion for Children Awardees for 2014 are Kim Cheung M.D. and Anu Partap M.D. Superior annually recognizes Providers that show extraordinary commitment to the wellbeing of STAR Health Members through advocacy or community service with a...

2014-10-02 23:07:42

Efforts will focus on raising awareness and educating parents and caregivers about safe sleep practices and environments. Columbus, OHIO (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 198, sponsored by Senators Jones and Tavares, declaring October Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month in Ohio. The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP, http://www.ohioaap.org), along with their partners, want educate parents and...

2014-10-01 08:39:35

AMSTERDAM, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global NGO Advisory Board meets and plans for the future INHOPE's Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting on the 17th September 2014 at EUROPOL's headquarters in The Hague, in The Netherlands. Discussions focused on strategy, technology, performance, emerging trends and special issues. INHOPE's Executive Director Russell Chadwick said: "I am delighted we have established an Advisory Board. This is the single most...


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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.