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2014-10-19 08:20:58

FERNDALE, Mich., Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the importance of infection prevention to patient safety, Eloquest Healthcare is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Champion for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 19-25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130723/DE51604LOGO-b "We are proud to support IIPW," said Tim O'Halla, President and CEO. "By working together and engaging...

UC Berkeley Unveils Nation's First Organic Food Service
2014-10-19 06:48:13

Provided by Rebecca Basu, American University U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health. “Among U.S. students, we see greater consumption of fruits and vegetables, more participation in organized sports, and less smoking,” said American University Prof. Stacey Snelling, a lead study...

2014-10-18 23:00:55

Programs such as Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign and the National Football League's Fuel Up to Play 60 program have driven awareness of the negative effects associated with childhood obesity and such awareness has resulted in parents being more active in finding fitness programs for their children, resulting in revenue growth for the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry...

2014-10-18 23:00:48

The Asian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Market has high potential to grow in near future, combating lack of standardizations in terms of healthcare policies and urge to overcome medical errors to reduce costs http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-emr-ehr-6436566179.html (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 The Asian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) market report defines and segments the concerned market in Asian with analysis and forecast of revenue. The electronic medical record market in...

2014-10-18 23:00:35

Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sources now identified within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The asbestos-rich areas are in locations not previously considered to be at risk, according to new report that will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday, 20 October. (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Asbestos Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought...

2014-10-18 23:00:17

Carlos G. Beato, chief executive officer of Bon Secours New York, was honored by New Jersey City University’s Council on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) with the CHA Corporate Alumni award at their 30th Annual Gala. Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 Bon Secours New York Health System’s Schervier Nursing Care Center, specializing in long-term and rehabilitation care in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, is pleased to announce Carlos G. Beato, chief executive officer, was honored by New...

2014-10-18 23:00:07

Pink Pajama Party held at local business where all proceeds benefit the fight against breast cancer. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 Stafford Communications, a New Providence-based customer service consulting company, took part in the breast cancer awareness program called “Sleep Pink” on October 20th. Sleep Pink is a national movement of pink pajama parties where women and men can promote awareness and celebrate breast cancer survivors. In support of the program,...

2014-10-18 20:21:06

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planning and preparedness for Ebola is something Ohio's hospitals, and their partners in medicine and nursing are taking very seriously. This collaborative, solution oriented approach is essential to ensure all frontline healthcare providers have the proper training, equipment and protocols to care for these patients while protecting their safety. Given the recent events surrounding Ebola, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is...

2014-10-18 16:21:16

Human Rights Campaign calls preventive treatment plan "a critically important tool that must be part of any and all efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States" WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, explicitly endorsed the use of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is any medical or public...

2014-10-18 16:21:09

DALLAS, October 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Autism - Pipeline Review, H2 2014" and "Endometriosis - Pipeline Review, H2 2014" market research reports to its store. The reports provide an overview of the Autism's and Endometriosis's therapeutic pipeline. They cover comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Autism and Endometriosis, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism...


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Chinese cinnamon
2014-02-10 07:07:51

Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon. C. cassia is a member of the family Lauraceae. It is indigenous to southern China; however the plant is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark that is turned into the common spice “cinnamon”. The plant is nurtured and grown most abundant in Asia, specifically in India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum cassia plants...

Indonesian Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii
2014-02-07 09:31:00

Cinnamomum burmannii is a flowering tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Indonesian Cinnamon, Padang Cassia or Korintje. C. burmannii belongs to the Lauraceae family. The plant is most commonly known for its spice; the household spice cinnamon is made from the tree’s bark. The species is found growing naturally in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, specifically in the West Sumatra and Western Jambi provinces. It prefers tropical climates, requiring wet environments....

Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Schistosoma mansoni
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Schistosoma mansoni is a species of parasitic worm, classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum, which affects an estimated 83.31 million throughout the world. This species is the most populous of all members of its genus, occurring in fifty-four countries including areas like Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This species causes intestinal schistosomiasis in humans. The mapped genome of Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum were published in 2009. The associated...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.