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2014-04-06 23:00:19

The trend in natural superfoods has seen sales of Natural Life™ Bee Pollen from Lifetime Health Australia more than double since January 2013. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 The surge in sales of Natural Life™ Bee Pollen over the last year is without doubt due to increased media and new consumer interest in natural health superfoods. Director of Lifetime Health, Antony Adare said “the growing popularity of superfoods, raw foods and juicing has brought more mainstream awareness to products...

Allergy Pill For Hay Fever Approved By FDA
2014-04-03 05:24:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In a move that could replace allergy shots for some men and women, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday that it had approved the first tablet for the treatment of hay fever symptoms. The product is known as Oralair, according to USA Today’s Kim Painter, it will only work against certain types of grass pollens and will take multiple months before it starts working – meaning that it will not help...

2014-03-31 23:02:35

Spring is in the air and as flowers bloom, so will seasonal allergies. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Each year, more than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies and reactions to pollen, a condition called hay fever. Although most of those with allergies developed them in childhood or early adulthood, many people can and do develop them later in life. The common symptoms are itchy and red eyes, runny nose, headaches, sneezing, congestion, and coughing. Many suffer from...

2014-03-31 08:29:31

New Spring Allergy Capitals Report is a Reminder that Sneezin' Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won't Give Up WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So much for "out like a lamb" this March. Polar vortexes, blizzard bombs, Arctic leaking, weather whiplash. All of these terms have been used recently to explain colder-than-usual temperatures and lingering winter conditions nationwide, even though the vernal equinox - the first day of spring - has already arrived. But...

2014-03-07 23:26:13

In response to an article published by Press of Atlantic City, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that everyone should be preparing for the impending allergy season estimated to last until late September. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 3 by Press of Atlantic City, which talks about the upcoming allergy season and advises...

2014-02-07 13:25:47

Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world. A Smithsonian researcher and colleagues helped rural farmers in Mexico to quantify the genetically modified organism (GMO) soybean pollen in honey samples rejected for sale in Germany. Their results will appear Feb. 7 in the online journal, Scientific Reports. David Roubik, senior staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and colleagues developed the ability to identify pollen...

2014-01-09 16:21:46

Movie will change the way we view our environment and how we treat each other by actually showing us the anguish and destruction we are causing. The first of its kind giving us a different point of view. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor/Producer Frankie Cassavetes sponsors first reading of Science Fiction environmental screenplay "Pollen and the Ring of Harmony." The invitation-only event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey on Saturday, January 11, 2014...

Flowers In Amber Show Earliest Evidence Of Pollination
2014-01-03 17:45:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon State University have revealed the earliest evidence of sexual reproduction in flower plants in a new report published in the Journal of the Botanical Institute of Texas. The evidence was found in a 100-million-year old piece of amber containing a bunch of 18 previously-undescribed flowers from the Cretaceous Period. Dubbed Micropetasos burmensis, the flowers were frozen in the process of making new seeds....

Pollen Has Considerable Influence On The Atmosphere And Air Quality
2013-12-19 05:37:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Pollen comprises one-third of the aerosol particles present in the Earth’s atmosphere, and the powdery substance reflects more sunlight than experts had previously believed, according to new research appearing in the journal Atmospheric Environment. The study, which was written by scientists at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in Korea and the Leibniz-Institute of Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), is...

Spider Omnivore Eats Pollen
2013-12-18 11:24:48

[ Watch the Video: Pollen On The Menu For Orb-Weaver Spiders ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spiders have long been thought of as creepy-crawly predators, but a new study from a couple of European researchers has found that these arachnids will munch on pollen from time to time as well. According to their report in the journal PLOS ONE, the study team found that the diet of younger, common orb-weaver spiders includes around 25 percent pollen. The spiders were...


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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.