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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...

Childhood Malnutrition Linked To Higher Blood Pressure In Adulthood
2014-07-01 03:29:28

American Heart Association Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age 5 may harm the heart’s development, researchers said. “If nutritional needs are not met during this time, when structures of the body are highly susceptible to potentially...

2014-06-30 12:26:29

Operation UNITE "Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs" summer basketball camps build self-respect in rural Kentucky, devastated by drug abuse BALTIMORE, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, will sponsor of a series of summer basketball camps organized by Kentucky-based Operation UNITE. The camps will focus on teaching youth the dangers of drug use, the value of self-respect within the framework of basketball skill instruction. Photo -...

2014-06-30 08:31:03

TRU-D is a portable UV disinfection system with Sensor360 technology, which automatically calculates the pathogen-lethal UV dose required for disinfecting health care environments WATERLOO, Iowa, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is the latest to deploy TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot equipped with the only infection prevention data collection and reporting software on the market. TRU-D is now in use at Covenant Medical Center...

2014-06-29 23:05:09

Energy Tools International’s EMF Transformer continue to build brand awareness and increase sales nationally with new clear packaging and a new landing page. Eagle Point, OR (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 To increase its visibility to consumers, Energy Tools International (ETI), announced today that it has redesigned the packaging and branding of their EMF Transformer line. Each EMF Transformer package states, “If you use a smart phone….You need one of these! EMF protection made simple”...

2014-06-27 23:09:15

Prevent Child Injury announces week to promote injury prevention. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Unintentional injury accounts for 40% of the child deaths in the United States. That’s more than cancer, heart disease, and asthma combined. But childhood injuries are predictable, preventable, and personal – everyone has the ability to help reduce the number of these injuries right now. Prevent Child Injury, a national group of injury prevention organizations and professionals around the United...

2014-06-27 23:02:08

Canadian distributor, IAVI Canada, selected as a distributor for the wePresent wireless presentation system for the Canadian market. Rockwall, Texas, and Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 wePresent™ announced today that it has formed a new distribution partnership with IAVI Canada. With this new partnership, IAVI Canada will distribute the complete line of wePresent 1080p wireless presentation systems to AV dealers, online resellers, and commercial systems integrators throughout...

2014-06-27 19:13:14

University of California - San Francisco UCSF study finds most agree exposures can be reduced, but only half take patients' histories In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians' attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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