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2014-10-31 12:25:07

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey commissioned by Oral Health America (OHA), households with children are more likely to skip or delay dental visits. With Halloween just around the corner, it is important that families focus on good oral health habits. Parents looking to talk to their kids about the importance of oral health can find a wealth of free resources through OHA's Fall for Smiles campaign, which educates Americans every September...

2014-10-31 12:25:01

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the availability of Philips Lifeline GoSafe, its mobile medical alert service that is part of Philips' suite of digital solutions that connect care across the health continuum. Today's seniors are active with almost 90 percent indicating they leave home by themselves more than three times a week*. GoSafe was designed to help provide peace of mind to seniors at home or on the go....

2014-10-31 12:24:53

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3D holographic visualization technologies announced today a strategic partnership with the Zygote Media Group Inc., the industry leader in high-end 3D anatomy and biomedical models for animation and visual effects, to serve the medical and medical education markets. Zygote maintains the world's most comprehensive library of accurate 3D anatomy and biomedical models and has pioneered...

2014-10-31 12:23:59

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014Time: 11:00 a.m. ET BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - DATA Group Ltd. (TSX: DGI.) today announced it will hold its third quarter conference call on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET. The results will be released earlier the same day. Michael Suksi, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Paul O'Shea, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, will discuss the operating results and financial performance for the period ended...

2014-10-31 12:22:10

CALGARY, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V: PFC) - PetroFrontier Corp. ("PetroFrontier") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, PetroFrontier (Australia) Pty Ltd ("PetroFrontier Australia") has received $2,971,884 (Australian Dollars) in respect of Research & Development tax incentives from the Australian Taxation Office plus accrued interest of $101,783. PetroFrontier's other wholly owned subsidiary, Texalta Australia Pty Ltd ("Texalta"), has also filed for...

2014-10-31 12:22:03

ENID, Okla., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiland Partners, LP ("Hiland") will make available on its website third quarter 2014 financial reports the morning of Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Hiland has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the third quarter 2014 results. Dial-in instructions for the call will also be posted on the Partnership's website. Current investors, prospective investors and research analysts can...

HIV AIDS
2014-10-31 03:30:06

Provided by Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press In addition to providing other potential benefits to public health, all of those tweets and Facebook posts could help curb the spread of HIV. Although public health researchers have focused early applications of social media on reliably monitoring the spread of diseases such as the flu, Sean Young of the Center for Digital Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles, writes in an October 29th article in the Cell Press journal Trends in...

alcohol and ghrelin
2014-10-31 03:30:54

Provided by Rhiannon Bugno, Elsevier Editorial Office Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it is also a highly caloric food. This knowledge, combined with findings from animal studies, led researchers to the hypothesis that ghrelin has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving. Dr. Lorenzo Leggio and his colleagues tested this in...

Assortment of fresh vegetables and fruit
2014-10-31 03:30:31

Provided by Darcy Spitz, American Heart Association Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated to guidelines published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “We have a huge opportunity to improve how we prevent new strokes, because risk factors that can be changed or controlled — especially high blood pressure — account for...

Human Papilloma Virus
2014-10-31 03:00:50

Provided by Deborah Mann Lake, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston A Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective for the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The results were presented at the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology in Houston on October 28 by principal investigator Judith A. Smith,...


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Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

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