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Researchers Identify Primary Factors Responsible For Preschool Obesity
2014-01-15 09:20:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of adequate sleep, having parents with high body mass index (BMI), and having their eating habits restricted for weight control purposes are the three most significant risk factors when it comes to childhood obesity for preschoolers, according to researchers from the University of Illinois. “We looked at 22 variables that had previously been identified as predictors of child obesity, and the three that emerged as strong...

2014-01-15 08:24:25

Toys"R"Us Times Square Kicks Off Weeklong Football Fun for the Family Beginning Wednesday, January 29 WAYNE, N.J., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us(®) is ready to take it to the gridiron, as the world's leading dedicated toy retailer today announced a series of family-friendly events in the days preceding "the big game." The activities will be held at the company's flagship store, Toys"R"Us Times Square, located on Broadway at 44(th) Street in the heart of New York City. The...

2014-01-13 08:34:29

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Amber Alert Awareness Day, marking the 18 year anniversary of the day Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and later found murdered. In April of 2003, in her honor, President Bush signed into law the PROTECT Act, which statutorily established the national AMBER Alert(TM) coordinator role. Since, the AMBER Alert Program has been credited with more than 675 successful recoveries of missing or...

2014-01-10 23:23:07

Dr. Marylee Mundell, co-owner of Pediatric Care Group, P.C. - PCG Kids - pledges the total $15,000 prize to help Autism and Special Needs Children in the Philly area if they are awarded the top prize. Please vote for PCG at Philly Business First Award; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Special Needs Philly.org. Jenkintown, PA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Firstrust Bank has selected Pediatric Care Group, P.C. - PCG Kids - as a top 20 finalist in their coveted Philly’s Business...

2014-01-10 23:20:24

During her twenty-seven years of practice, Dr. Joanne Wendt, a psychologist specializing in family and couples therapy, has encountered many parents who struggle to maintain appropriate boundaries with their teenage children. Dr. Wendt developed these tips to help parents raise self-sufficient, respectful teens and is sharing her suggestions. San Diego, California (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 As teenagers, many children begin to drift away from their parents, a part of their normal...

2014-01-10 12:25:39

DUBLIN, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/64kkgr/breast_pumps) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Breast Pumps Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Breast pumps are medical devices that help in expression and storage of breast milk for future use, so that the baby is not...

Premature Babies See Long-Term Benefits Of Early Skin-To-Skin Contact
2014-01-07 04:20:10

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study shows that premature infants continue to reap the benefits of skin-to-skin contact with their mothers even at 10 years of age. All babies need physical contact as an essential part of their physical and psychological development. Infants who are neglected in hospitals and orphanages and lack physical contact are known to develop problems ranging from depression to failure to thrive. This necessity for touch has...

2014-01-01 23:00:07

The new “Tips On How To Feed A Baby” article on the site Vkool.com instructs people how to feed their babies easily. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 The new “Tips On How To Feed A Baby” report on the website Vkool.com gives people tips on feeding a newborn easily. At the beginning of the report, women will get to know some signs of satiety. “A baby has had enough to eat when she closes her eyes, spits out the nipple, or pulls away,” says Jennifer Helmcamp, M.D., assistant...

2013-12-30 23:21:17

Dr. Joanne Wendt, a psychologist practicing in San Diego, is providing tips to help parents raise successful, independent children. It's never too late to correct destructive habits that might be damaging to both kids and parents. San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Many parents enter the new year aware that their children are behaving badly but unsure what's causing this bad behavior and how to correct it. Dr. Joanne J Wendt is a licensed clinical psychologist,...

2013-12-21 23:01:03

Dr. Marta Katalenas wants parents to avoid a trip to the emergency room by following these guidelines when buying toys this Christmas. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), between 2009-2011, 1,700 children were admitted to the emergency room after ingesting magnets. These children were between the ages of 4 and 12 which illustrates just how concerned parents must be about the safety of toys for all ages of children. Austin...


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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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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