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2013-12-05 23:46:26

Sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease. Pharmaceutical drugs are known for their potential side effects, and an important aspect of personalized medicine is to tailor therapies to individuals to reduce the chances of adverse events. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have updated an extensive toxicology database so that it can be used to track information about therapeutic drugs and their unintentional toxic effects. “Environmental science actually shares a...

2013-12-04 23:31:28

ECOBOND® LBP, LLC supports Federal and State programs for lead paint poison prevention through the development of effective and easy to use specialty products to seal and treat lead paint and lead dust. Multiple independent testing confirms that ECOBOND® LBP successfully reduces lead paint hazards for effective lead paint poisoning prevention. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA have begun heavily enforcing lead poisoning prevention and...

2013-12-02 23:02:17

OxyElite Pro Recall of Dietary Supplements Expanded to Include Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro SuperThermo Powder, Following Reports of Liver Failure, Severe Liver Injury, and Non-Viral Hepatitis, Including Some Requiring Liver Transplant and One Death, Which the FDA Linked to Use of the “Fat-Burner” Products Columbus, OH (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, which is currently investigating potential OxyElite Pro lawsuits on behalf of individuals who suffered liver...

2013-11-30 23:21:45

Physicians are not the only ones trying to break into the lucrative medical spa industry. Due to the recent surge in popularity, this industry is attracting dentists across the country that want in on the action - but according to a new article by the American Med Spa Association, this could be illegal. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 The surge of dentists into the med spa industry raises important legal and regulatory questions. Can dentists legally own medical spas? Or perform...

2013-11-28 23:22:49

As the American economy suffered from the dual impact of the financial meltdown and housing market collapse starting in 2007, toxicology laboratories began scaling back production and laying off workers, however, as companies start hiring again and more people gain healthcare coverage, demand for toxicology lab services is forecast to rise. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Toxicology Laboratories industry to its growing industry report...

2013-11-27 23:28:32

In light of the upcoming holiday season, Ethical Alternative Products announces their Black Friday sale. For every bottle of ThioGel-L purchased at regular price, the consumer will receive 2 complimentary bottles of ThioGel-L. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Ethical Alternative Products announces their Black Friday Sale for the well-known product ThioGel-L. For every bottle of ThioGel-L purchased at regular price, consumers will receive an additional 2 bottles for free. “The...

2013-11-20 23:33:14

A recent publication from BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com is aimed at helping patients better understand the aftercare involved with Botox treatments. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com is clearing up some of the confusion behind Botox post treatment care. Because there are no set guidelines from Allergan, the FDA or any other medical organizations, each doctor will have their own aftercare advice. Botox Juvederm Doctor has put together a comprehensive list of all the most...

2013-11-20 23:30:41

Certified Florida lead-based paint consultant, AGC Environmental, offered some tips to avoid lead poisoning among kids. The firm gave out the tips in connection with the report about Ohio kids in homes with lead-paint not getting help. Davie, FL (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Lead poisoning is a serious risk to a person's well-being, especially to that of kids. However, in Ohio, a number of children living in homes with lead paint were left without help from the government, based on a...

2013-11-19 23:26:07

ECOBOND® LBP successfully develops a lead poisoning prevention product to seal and treat lead paint hazards and reduce relative lead bioavailability to reduce the potential for childhood lead poisoning. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 According to the US EPA, the leading cause of childhood lead poisoning is lead paint exposure. Although there is national focus on reducing lead paint hazards, especially for children; with up to 80% of all structures in the United States...


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Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga Histrionica
2013-06-25 13:44:18

The Harlequin Poison Frog (Oophaga histrionica) known also as the Harlequin Poison Dart Frog, is a species of poison dart frog with a native range from Western Ecuador to the El Choco region of Colombia. The frog is usually found on the ground of tropical rain forests, amongst fallen limbs or leaf litter. O. histrionica, along with O. speciosa, produces cardiotoxins referred to as histrionicotoxins. These moderate to highly toxic compounds act as potent non-competitive antagonists of...

601px-Echinophilia
2012-04-03 19:33:28

Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids have a number of different forms but are basically streamlined and smooth. Polyps are large and brightly colored and resemble those of members of the Mussidae family of corals. The polyps are only extended at night. Tentacles are translucent,...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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