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2014-07-24 12:27:15

SHREWSBURY, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrea Fiest was like many women who face breast cancer. When confronted with the decision about breast reconstruction following a double mastectomy in 2002, the then 44-year-old Ocean Township, NJ resident said, "I was so fixated on getting well that when it came to reconstruction, I couldn't deal with it. It seemed like such a luxury." A year later, however, she chose to undergo breast reconstruction using a TRAM flap with Dr....

2014-07-24 12:25:38

WALTHAM, Mass., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Care.com (NYSE: CRCM), the world's largest online destination for finding and managing family care, announced today that it has named Caroline Sheu Chief Marketing Officer for the Company. The announcement was made by Care.com Founder and CEO, Sheila Lirio Marcelo to whom Ms. Sheu will report. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/130014 As Chief Marketing Officer, a new position at Care.com, Ms. Sheu will be responsible for...

2014-07-24 12:25:26

BURLINGAME, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rifftime, the prestigious digital showcase for musicians at all stages of their careers, is pleased to announce the American Cancer Society will sponsor a number of concerts to be held as part of the upcoming Rifftime On Route 66 Linear Music Festival. Along the historic Route 66 that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles, Festival musicians will perform free of charge for audiences that will include patients and their families. Music has...

2014-07-24 12:25:16

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Biologics, currently attending the NASS Summer Spine Meeting in Amelia Island, FL, announced today the publishing of two abstracts within The Bone and Joint Journal. Initially presented at the European Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, both abstracts further substantiate the differentiation and clinical benefit of OsteoAMP® allograft-derived growth factor. The first abstract, "Osteoinductivity and osteogenicity of...

2014-07-24 12:23:17

In the news release, QEP Midstream Partners, LP Announces Quarterly Distribution, issued 22-Jul-2014 by QEP Midstream Partners, LP over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "The quarterly distribution will be paid on August 14, 2014, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on August 4, 2014." rather than "The quarterly distribution will be paid on August 15, 2014, to unitholders of record as of the close of business...

2014-07-24 11:40:21

UCI News Flawed dopamine signaling linked to mass alteration of gene activity in prefrontal cortex Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to UC Irvine scientists. This epigenetic alteration of gene activity in brain cells that receive this neurotransmitter showed for the first time that...

2014-07-24 11:35:43

American College of Cardiology Study underscores need to address risk factors such as diabetes, blood pressure, smoking While awareness campaigns may be getting women to go to the hospital more quickly during a heart-attack, a new look at hospital data shows women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack. In the study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers from Yale School of...

2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...

2014-07-24 11:06:27

The Lancet Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination. All of these factors are preventing sex workers from accessing the services which they need in order to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a major new Series on HIV and sex workers,...

2014-07-24 10:53:28

University College London A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism A rare gene variant discovered by UCL (University College London) scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. People with the variant are around 2 to 3 times more likely to develop schizophrenia or alcohol dependence, reports...


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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...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

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