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2014-07-08 08:30:31

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published by JAMA Pediatrics - a leading, peer-reviewed journal of the American Medical Association - found that Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) reduces preventable death among both low-income mothers and their first-born children living in disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods. This is the first randomized, clinical trial of an early intervention program conducted in a high-income country to find evidence of reductions in...

2014-07-01 08:36:06

BERLIN, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentors International [http://www.mentorsinternational.org ], a non-profit organisation that uses microenterprise, mentoring, and business training to alleviate poverty worldwide, is implementing Mambu [http://www.mambu.com ]'s cloud banking platform across its entire network, spanning five countries worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/642408-a ) Currently active in the Philippines, Guatemala,...

2014-06-30 12:32:28

Company Commits to Support Every Newborn Action Plan as Part of 2014 Partners' Forum FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a global medical technology company dedicated to its purpose of "Helping all people live healthy lives," BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), is proud to announce its support for and active participation in two key events aimed at reducing these needless deaths: the 5th Birthday and Beyond Coalition event held last week in Washington...

2014-06-30 08:24:29

Foundation Gives the Gift of Knowledge through Philanthropy DURHAM, N.C., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation today announced the official release of E.O. Wilson's Life on Earth, a free iBooks textbook series designed to excite and instruct high school biology students with state-of-the-art digital media--animations, video, and interactive modules--in a comprehensive 41-chapter text covering standards-based biology curriculum. Inspired...

2014-06-25 23:10:46

Global Water Mission Depends on Women, Says Living Water International President Emeritus Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Living Water International, an organization that has sponsored 14,000 rural water well projects in 70 developing nations, will devote its 2014 Annual Fund Raising Gala to honoring the role played by women in the success of their mission. Living Water International President Emeritus Jerry Wiley recently announced the gala to Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio Logic...

2014-06-17 08:24:36

MDG's integrated approach will include branding, advertising, direct marketing, social media, and search engine marketing for MD Now's growing network of urgent care clinics. BOCA RATON, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MDG Advertising, a full-service Florida advertising agency with offices in Boca Raton and New York City, today announced its appointment as agency of record for MD Now, a growing urgent care provider that will expand to more than 20 locations throughout South...

2014-06-11 16:26:57

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) today announced that August 15 had been named World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) by the organization's Board of Directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117074 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2.6 billion people globally - about a third of the world's population - lack access to adequate sanitation. In addition, about 200 million people...

2014-05-30 23:11:42

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will address the subject of Effective Donor-Country Partnerships at Society For International Development, Washington D.C. chapter, June 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 At the annual SIDW conference held May 20, 2014, Dr. Elvira, along with other global health experts, shared her views at a panel designed to answer the following three questions: 1.     How should the traditional...

2014-05-28 08:22:33

DAKAR, Senegal and STOCKHOLM, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eThekwini Water & Sanitation, a part of Durban Municipality in South Africa, is named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services. "This recognition reflects the work of our whole team over the past 22 years and is a tremendous honour for all of us here in Durban," says Neil Macleod, head of eThekwini Water...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...


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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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