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2014-04-14 04:20:38

Interactive simulation designed to fuel interest in and aid understanding of public health LONDON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What happens when a public health crisis follows a major disaster? The University of Roehampton, London Online has launched an interactive simulation that encourages participants to use their skills, logic and deductive reasoning to help save thousands of lives in the aftermath of a fictitious massive earthquake in the virtual country of Manresa....

2014-04-13 23:01:17

RF Safe Corporation, the leaders in cell phone radiation safety have launched a stand alone website for what is quickly becoming the world's most popular cell phone radiation shielding Peel-n-Shield™ at PeelnShield.com Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Peel n Shield™ is RF Safe’s newest innovation that allows consumers to make effective cell phone radiation shields in minutes with only a pair of scissors. Originally only available in a 2mm thick application, beginning...

2014-04-12 23:00:41

RF Safe cell phone radiation cases have a protective flip cover lined with Peel n Shield™ microwave radio frequency radiation shielding technology for safely using handheld wireless devices. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 RF Safe Corporation (http://www.rfsafe.com) announces a new proprietary shielding technology designed to combat the potential dangers of cell phone radiation exposure. The mew process reduces the thickness of Peel-n-Shield™ to only 1mm for shielding flip cases...

2014-04-11 23:24:04

Admission counselors for The Pinnacle Schools Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) report a jump in inquiries for summer placement in its adolescent residential treatment program in north Alabama. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Admission counselors for the Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) report a jump in inquiries for summer placement in its adolescent residential treatment program in north Alabama. The spike is likely part of a seasonal trend, according to national studies....

2014-04-09 12:31:18

National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare release "Teens Take on Health" report; conclusion of 15-month, teen-driven research effort CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American teens say they are not getting enough sleep and they are feeling the weight of stress according to a teen-led research study of nearly 1,000 youth ages 13 to 19. The news comes as part of the Teens Take on Health report released by National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare at the 4-H...

2014-04-09 10:42:13

Access to improved drinking water and sanitation is highly variable within individual countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Dr Rachel Pullan and colleagues, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, identified marked geographic inequalities, estimating that coverage of improved drinking water supply varied from as low as 3.2% in some districts of Somalia to as high as 99.0% in urban populations in Namibia, while...

2014-04-08 23:33:11

The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine announces their participation in National Public Health Week. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will celebrate National Public Health Week at both the downtown campus where graduate classes are held as well as on the uptown campus where university undergraduate classes are held. Events will also be held in the community. By the time the week ends, it will be obvious that...

2014-04-08 10:51:48

A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center reviews research that suggests that the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease among older African Americans may be two to three times greater than in the non-Hispanic white population and that they differ from the non-Hispanic white population in risk factors and disease manifestation. The study results will be published in the April 7 issue of Health Affairs. “The older African American population is growing at a rapid...

2014-04-08 08:31:47

MedSnap Verify Services launches today at LogiPharma 2014 in Basel, Switzerland BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to The World Health Organization 10 percent of medicines globally - and over 30 percent in some developing countries - are counterfeit, resulting in poor patient outcomes and decreased consumer confidence in pharmaceutical therapy. To help combat this public health crisis, MedSnap has developed MedSnap Verify Services which uses proprietary...

2014-04-07 23:04:57

California treatment center to provide education resources for attorneys and professionals RESEDA, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 The Discovery House is pleased to announce its upcoming continuing education workshop. The workshop provides continuing education credits to attorneys and professionals that work with individuals affected by drug and alcohol addiction and those that may struggle with addiction themselves. The MCLE Lawyer Continuing Education Workshop will take place Thursday, April...