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2014-06-10 20:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early childhood obesity - for children up to age 8 years old - needs our attention now for the future of our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, 22.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 14.1 percent of white children. In addition, the CDC reports health care spending due to obesity is estimated at $210 billion annually, or 21 percent of total national health care spending....

2014-06-10 08:27:03

LONDON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: New Trends in Crop Protection Formulations: 2013 Editionhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/chemicals/agricultural_chemicals/new_trends_crop_protection_formulations_2013_edition.htmlProducts, Surfactants, Solvents, Regulations, and CompaniesCompletely revised and updated for 2013, the Agrow Formulations report is your essential guide to the status of all crop protection formulations,...

2014-06-09 16:25:50

Hundreds of Doctors to Gather to Develop Strategies to Reverse Rx Abuse Epidemic in New Jersey and Release of Parent Testimonial Video Featuring Four New Jersey Moms Whose Children Were Impacted by Rx Abuse and Heroin Abuse to be Released as Part of Week Long Activities. MILLBURN, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of the first ever designation of June 9 -13, 2014 as Opioid Abuse Awareness Week, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will be...

2014-06-05 23:15:09

The Center for Health Affairs workforce initiative, NEONI, recently exhibited at the 2014 Ohio Public Health Conference to promote prep2practice™, its newly developed online tool. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Center for Health Affairs workforce initiative, NEONI, recently exhibited at the 2014 Ohio Public Health Conference to promote prep2practice™, its newly developed online tool. The Ohio Public Health Conference was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbus May 19...

2014-06-05 16:26:14

HE Toyin Saraki, Founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Emphasizes Value of Partnerships in Promoting World Health NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, former First Lady of Kwara State, Nigeria, and Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WFA) this week undertook her role as the inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Conference of Midwives (ICM) by emphasizing the importance of partnerships in advocating for maternal,...

2014-06-05 12:31:12

Researchers also state the common practice of only tracking staff cleaning their hands as they go in and out of patient rooms puts patients at risk for infection and the World Health Organization hand hygiene guidelines represent a higher standard of care CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, announced today that its methodology used to calculate whether or not healthcare workers are cleaning their hands as frequently as they should has been proven accurate in a...

2014-06-04 12:30:24

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique collaboration between New York University's Global Institute of Public Health (NYU GIPH) and the global health and human rights organization HealthRight International, Inc. was announced today by Robert Berne, New York University executive vice president for health, Dr. Cheryl Healton, dean of Global Public Health and director of NYU GIPH, and Dr. Peter Navario, HealthRight executive director. Together, NYU GIPH and...

2014-06-04 08:31:31

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, leader in Infection Prevention solutions, will debut several product enhancements, exclusive educational resources and inspire "Champion's for Change" to lead the industry forward at this year's Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 7-9, 2014. PDI is committed to innovation in education and products to meet the needs of customers on the front lines of infection prevention....

2014-06-03 08:32:45

Germ-eliminating robot boasts most innovative UV disinfection technology on the market. ANAHEIM, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's 41st Annual Conference, leadership from TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) will be demonstrating the UV disinfection robot's one-of-a-kind technology and discussing the role the device's newest innovation, iTRU-D, is playing at hospitals across the U.S., the U.K. and the Middle East. TRU-D...

2014-05-30 23:12:09

Benedictine University’s Master of Public Health faculty member Jason Horay was selected as one of only 60 individuals to take part in the Work@Health Train-the-Trainer Program sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Lisle, Ill (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Benedictine University’s online Master of Public Health faculty member Jason Horay was selected as one of only 60 individuals to take part in the Work@Health Train-the-Trainer program sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control...


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