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2013-01-30 23:02:24

Learn what you can do to prevent dog vomiting during the winter season, and discern when it's normal and when veterinary action is required. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Diagnosing Dog Vomiting Why is my dog vomiting? This is a fairly common question for dog owners.The list of reasons that a dog will vomit are plentiful, and the list of things a dog can swallow is even longer. The trick of it is knowing when it is time for a trip to the vet and when dog vomiting can be linked to an issue that...

2012-12-10 08:25:32

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Belmora LLC, makers of the FLANAX line of Over-The-Counter (OTC) health care products, announced the launch of a mobile cough control application. The mobile cough control APP is based on medical research and presented by doctors, is also featured on the FLANAX Website and can be easily accessed by just searching for Flanax on a cell phone. With colder weather entrenching itself in most parts of the US, bothersome sore throats are some of the...

2012-11-29 16:24:48

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter colds bring winter coughs. But, that lingering dry cough and throat tickle may not be related to a cold at all. Millions seek cough cures every winter, often without much success. A persistent cough or chronic cough that last weeks to months can actually have very little to do with colds or infections such as bronchitis. If you're ready to stop coughing you may need a more thorough exploration of what's causing your cough - something...

Ultrasound Shows That Even Unborn Babies Yawn
2012-11-22 14:31:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bust a yawn in the room and others may follow suit. While yawning may be contagious with children and adults alike, the role of yawning is less clear in unborn babies. Researchers from Durham and Lancaster Universities recently discovered that ultrasound images show when a fetus is yawning and when it is just opening its mouth, possibly signaling a developmental marker in the womb that could provide more information on the...

2012-11-19 16:33:23

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ExploreLearning, a division within Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced today that students using Reflex logged 350,000 hours, the equivalent of 40 years, outside of school hours during the 2011-12 school year. During this time, students gained over 2.8 million new fluent facts. The online math fact fluency program is helping educators extend learning in mathematics beyond the school day for hundreds of thousands of...

Why Bonobo Yawning Is Contagious
2012-11-15 22:34:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yawning is contagious among many species and two biologists from the University of Pisa in Italy have found that the social relationships of bonobos can determine if yawns spread from ape to ape. According to the scientists´ report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, if several bonobos are socially related, there is a greater chance that a yawn by one adult ape will cause the other adults to also yawn, especially when the...

Dogs Catch Yawns, But Young Puppies Can’t
2012-10-24 09:01:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yawns are contagious, but only for some! Previous research has found that man´s best friend is able to catch yawns from its owner. New research has taken the study a step further, showing that while dogs can catch yawns from humans, young puppies do not have the ability to do so. The new study found that, although dogs are vulnerable to contagious yawning, those under the age of seven months are immune to the yawn contagion....

2012-10-16 11:26:08

SHREWSBURY, N.J., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a 12-year-old boy's greatest joy is to take deep breaths for the first time in nearly half his life. That's the case with Tristan Loitz, from Fairbanks, Alaska, who made the trip for groundbreaking phrenic nerve surgery with Dr. Matthew Kaufman of The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. For Kaufman, reconstructive plastic specialist and the only known surgeon to perform phrenic nerve surgery, Tristan...

2012-08-22 02:23:53

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zarbee's, the fastest-growing all-natural, safe and drug-free line of cough products, today announced its partnership with K.I.D.S.: A Global Children's Charity to donate 22,872 bottles of cough products to underserved children in distressed areas of Guatemala and North Korea. Dedicated to ensuring that families across the globe stay healthy this cough and cold season, Zarbee's announced the generous donation under its new Zarbee's Cares...

Sneezing “Reboots” Airway’s Defense
2012-08-01 12:42:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sneezing can happen at any time -- a whiff of dust might cause someone to sneeze; a cold and mucus-filled nose might cause another to sneeze. Researchers, curious about the cause and effect of sneezing, recently decided to peer further into the expulsive issue. With the use of Microsoft Windows´ blue screen, scientists have discovered that sneezing is the body´s way of rebooting; as a result, patients who have...