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2013-09-03 23:04:34

After attending funerals for twenty-nine of his students over the years, award-winning inner city teacher Bill Staples is taking aim at bullying with a new movie, “Tennis Team.” Staples believes humor is a weapon that has not yet been used effectively in this battle. Easton, PA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tennis-team/x/3874523 For fifteen years, Bill Staples taught English in and spoke at some of the toughest middle schools in the country. During that...

2013-05-10 23:25:44

Lecture Series by University of Washington School of Nursing and UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute, hosted at Era Living Retirement Communities Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 For over two decades, Era Living, a respected leader in retirement living in the Puget Sound, has partnered with the University of Washington School of Nursing, one of the nation´s top nursing schools, to collaborate on developing wellness and active aging programs at its retirement communities. This spring,...

2012-09-25 02:25:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the national watchdog of the breast cancer movement, today announced their 2012 Think Before You Pink® campaign, "It's an Epidemic, Stupid!" The campaign demands candidates and elected officials initiate and support independent research and strong regulation to turn the tide on this epidemic. With all eyes on November's election, BCAction is pushing breast cancer front and center in national...

2012-08-21 02:27:29

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Help us in the fight against MRSA. MRSA activists and survivors along with their families are uniting in the global fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections (HAI's) and antimicrobial resistance. World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October are designated annual awareness dates. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO) "The continued human suffering, disabling and loss of life from this...

2012-06-15 11:50:05

Study Finds Similar Patterns in Epidemic´s Movement Across United States and Marketing and Distribution of Food Products An international team of researchers´ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America´s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic´s geography and food...

2012-05-02 10:28:10

Treatment supplies for 17,000 patients expected to arrive next week STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is rushing to deliver more than 100,000 liters of IV solutions for victims of the worsening cholera epidemic in Haiti. The emergency shipment contains enough IV fluids to treat at least 17,000 of the most seriously ill patients. Already more than 7,000 people have died since the outbreak began in October 2010 and reported cases have been on the rise again...

2012-04-02 11:08:30

Less resistance can sometimes be better than more--at least in a freshwater lake When battling a deadly parasite epidemic, less resistance can sometimes be better than more, a new study suggests. A freshwater zooplankton species known as Daphnia dentifera endures periodic epidemics of a virulent yeast parasite that can infect more than 60 percent of the Daphnia population. During these epidemics, the Daphnia population evolves quickly, balancing infection resistance and reproduction....

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2012-03-30 13:23:23

When it comes to battling a deadly parasite epidemic, it may be better not to fight it.  A new study of freshwater zooplankton suggests less is more when it comes to evolving against a parasitic epidemic. The zooplankton, known as Daphnia dentifera, has been found to endure a yeast parasite infection known to affect more than 60% of its population. What scientists found interesting is how quickly the Daphnia population evolves, balancing infection, resistance, and reproduction....

2012-03-29 23:15:36

When battling an epidemic of a deadly parasite, less resistance can sometimes be better than more, a new study suggests. A freshwater zooplankton species known as Daphnia dentifera endures periodic epidemics of a virulent yeast parasite that can infect more than 60 percent of the Daphnia population. During these epidemics, the Daphnia population evolves quickly, balancing infection resistance and reproduction. A new study led by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers reveals that...

2012-01-11 13:56:26

Improved estimates on the geographical spread of infectious diseases are achieved by studying human mobility networks Humans are considered the hosts for spreading epidemics. The speed at which an epidemic spreads is now better understood thanks to a new model accounting for the provincial nature of human mobility, according to a study published in EPJ B. The research was conducted by a team lead by Vitaly Belik from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, who is also affiliated...