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2013-03-22 23:19:53

Las Vegas Sentao Zumbathon Charity Event Contributes $200,000 to the Initiative TUCSON, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that the eighth annual BASH for MDA's Augie´s Quest held Thursday, March 21 raised more than $1.6 million to help fund research for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig´s disease). More than 1,000 people attended the "Viva Las Vegas"-themed event at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Participants enjoyed an...

ERs Fail To Educate Parents On Child Safety Restraints
2013-03-06 09:26:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Emergency departments are not doing enough to make sure parents are properly educated about car seats and the proper use of safety restraints, researchers claim in a new study. According to researcher from the University of Michigan (UM), more than 130,000 children under the age of 13 are treated annually in urgent care facilities as a result of injuries sustained in automobile crashes. However, the researchers said that more than...

2013-01-17 23:01:15

Northwest Ohio's chapter of Susan G. Komen For The Cure is 1 of the 15 charities participating in The Chuck Boyk Challenge. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 The Chuck Boyk Challenge is a charity event that is ongoing until February 14th. The Chuck Boyk Challenge aims to highlight local charities. The top 3 charities with the most votes will win cash prizes totaling $5,000. One of the charities participating in the challenge is Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Northwest Ohio. Read below to...

2013-01-16 23:03:28

A generous grant from the Irene Diamond Fund will enable the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) to create the Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging. The goal of the new program is to train new scientists to work in the area of aging research, a field that is experiencing severe shortages in talented investigators despite the rapidly aging population. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 A generous grant from the Irene...

2012-12-27 05:02:19

New foundation will drive awareness, supportive care and accelerate new therapies for millions of people living with seizures Washington, DC, December 26, 2012 (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 The Epilepsy Foundation (EF) and the Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) announced today that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved the merger of the two organizations. The new organization, known as the Epilepsy Foundation, will fight for more than two million Americans and their families living...

Finding Cancer Could Be A Sniff Away
2012-12-06 14:31:10

[ Watch the Video:  Trained Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that a doctor´s visit may not be all that necessary when trying to determine whether you have lung cancer, just ask your pet pooch. Austrian researchers found that dogs are pretty good at being able to sniff out lung cancer, lending hope towards early diagnosis. Peter Errhalt, head of the pulmonology department at Krems hospital in northern...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.