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2014-07-22 04:21:30

LONDON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal highs awareness charity, Angelus, and Northamptonshire-based charity, Solve It called upon leaders of all parties to act now on the dangers posed by legal highs. Their joint report "Legal Highs: An Action Plan for Change" published today sets out how Departments should be co-ordinating efforts on education, prevention and information sharing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/697697-a ) (Logo:...

2014-07-21 23:06:34

Lights, camera, action! Baldwin County students produce television commercials aimed at curbing underage drinking and prescription drug misuse. Baldwin County, AL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Baldwin County middle and high school students help curb underage drinking and prescription drug misuse using their creative skills. Students from ten schools across the county competed in the Baldwin County Community Alliance (BCCA) contest to produce a 30 second commercial that will air on local...

2014-07-17 20:23:11

Statement from Kate Iorpenda, Chair of The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group launched a call to action titled "The Melbourne Statement on Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families". The statement, released at a symposium in advance of the 20(th) International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), calls on global leaders to prioritize the youngest children...

2014-07-17 16:22:15

Renewed Contract Marks 42 Years of MRIGlobal Analysis of Chemicals in Consumer Products for the National Institutes of Health. KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal has been awarded a new $63 million, 10-year contract from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to provide analytical chemistry services for the National Toxicology Program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130730/DC55501LOGO-a The initial eight-month award is for...

2014-07-16 23:02:51

W&M Environmental Group (W&M) has been using Juniper Systems’ Mesa® Rugged Notepad to provide environmental remediation services, particularly environmental injection. Logan, Utah (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 W&M Environmental Group (W&M) has been using Juniper Systems’ Mesa® Rugged Notepad to provide environmental remediation services, particularly environmental injection. W&M provides these services to a variety of industries, including Real Estate Due...

2014-07-15 23:05:44

To Learn New Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Teen Drug Use Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Orlando, Fla. on July 20-24 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges –...

2014-07-11 10:10:05

St. Michael's Hospital For the first time, researchers have access to detailed information about how an urban Aboriginal population in Canada uses health care. A new study, called Our Health Counts, uses this health database to clearly demonstrate the unique challenges faced by urban Aboriginal people in Canada – according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. The findings, published today in BMJ Open, illustrate striking disparities between urban First Nations individuals and...

2014-07-02 00:21:03

-- Campaign consists of video and microsite to promote awareness of IVI and grassroots fundraising to support R&D of vaccine for developing countries SEOUL, South Korea, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) unveiled today a new integrated video marketing campaign, "Choose Your World," promoting awareness and encouraging grassroots fundraising to support the organization's initiatives. The campaign features a 3-minute video and a microsite...

2014-07-01 12:28:42

NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global baby brand, aden + anais, has joined forces with (RED) to fight for an AIDS Free Generation with the launch of the (aden + anais)(RED) Special Edition Collection. Featuring a stylish line of boutique muslin baby products in fun (RED) prints, the new (aden + anais)(RED )collection allows mothers to make a smart choice for their babies while also helping mothers across the globe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123632 Founded...

2014-07-01 10:12:35

University of Warwick The lifestyle altering effects of westernization could be responsible for the high prevalence of obesity, and associated health risks in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers have found. The study, published in PLOS ONE, by a team from the University of Warwick Medical School found that over one in five women in Nigeria were reported to be overweight or obese, with this statistic increasing among demographics with improved social and economic indicators. Those women...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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