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2014-06-18 12:34:03

Commission calls on US policy makers and business leaders to adopt initiatives that foster chronic disease prevention and create a healthier workforce NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States could save $217 to $303 billion in annual health care costs if businesses and governments adopt existing evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention methods, according to a landmark report released June 18 by the Vitality Institute. The report, developed by the...

2014-06-17 13:28:53

Monash University A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption. Researchers from Monash University, Imperial College London and University of York and Lancaster University, England have estimated the extent to which drinking habits would change if beverages such as carbonated non-diet soft drinks; cordials and fruit drinks were taxed. Lead author Dr...

2014-06-16 23:12:35

As summer begins, hundreds of Child Family Health International students will travel abroad to learn from regional health experts. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Carla Plaza is a former teen mom from Peru who graduated last June with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Irvine in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. As accomplished as she is, Plaza is determined to achieve even more. Two years ago, she joined Child Family Health International - CFHI,...

2014-06-16 23:01:27

Harbor Village comments on a new report that indicates increased rates of drug abuse among the senior population. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 As reported by Gantdaily.com (6/13), the number of seniors abusing drugs and alcohol in the state of Florida is on the rise. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) 4 out of 5 adults who are treated for drug abuse also have a high alcohol dependency. In effect, alcohol abuse rates in nursing homes are as...

2014-06-16 12:29:37

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, announced today that it will honor Senator Gordon H. Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, at its 2014 Winter Wish Gala on November 20th. Sen. Smith joined the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) as President and CEO in November 2009. Prior to joining NAB,...

2014-06-13 23:06:24

VISTA Technology Services, Inc. Takes A Moment To Salute The Army In Honor Of Its 239th Birthday McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) wishes its client of more than 30 years, the United States Army, a very happy birthday. On June 14th the Army celebrates its 239th anniversary. “VISTA’s support goes beyond the contract work that we deliver every year by a team dedicated to our Army client,” stated Rod Buck, VISTA’s President & CEO. “We show...

2014-06-11 16:26:57

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) today announced that August 15 had been named World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) by the organization's Board of Directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117074 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2.6 billion people globally - about a third of the world's population - lack access to adequate sanitation. In addition, about 200 million people...

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...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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