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2014-05-21 16:27:30

Studies will explore tobacco cessation, smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved five new research grants. The grant awards, which total more than $974,000, will examine topics including tobacco cessation among African American smokers, various smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure among children. The grant recipients are the University of Minnesota, the Center for Energy and...

2014-05-07 09:44:45

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University. The study was undertaken to build understanding of health behavior patterns related to adolescent consumption of...

2014-04-08 23:02:12

Kyle Price, a PhD Candidate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Scienceat the University of Minnesota, and researchers from Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, have earned the prestigious American Coatings AWARD for most outstanding technical presentation at the American Coatings Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this week. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Kyle Price, a PhD Candidate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the...

2014-04-08 12:25:00

Padilla CRT and Be the Match Win Best in Show for "Securing Congressional Support to Help Save Lives" Campaign MINNEAPOLIS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) celebrated the best public relations programs of 2013 during the 36th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards, held last night at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. In a night with multiple nonprofit organizations receiving honors, it was PadillaCRT and Be the...

2014-02-25 08:34:23

Frana Companies and CMP Development needs a fire sprinkler system installed for housing near University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Frana Companies and CPM Development have selected Brothers Fire Protection for its new 333 unit housing project called WaHu Student Housing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/MN70719) Brothers Fire Protection is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Frana Companies and CPM Development to...

2014-02-11 23:20:43

Dr. James Fricton’s New Book Provides Both Real-life Insights Into Healthy Living and a Romantic Thrill Ride Minneapolis (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Everyone has encountered a zombie or two in their lifetime—a person whose negative attitudes suck the energy out of anyone around. Dr. James Fricton set out to write a book about the factors that tip the balance between health and illness, particularly chronic pain, and what actions can be taken to enhance energy and wellness in the seven...

2014-02-05 16:22:53

MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Vanier College's Director General Mr. Normand W. Bernier is pleased to announce that Vanier Cheetahs football defensive lineman Julien Kafo has been offered a full scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota Division 1 program starting in the fall of 2014. "I am very proud of this achievement and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Julien and his family. For many years Vanier's football program has been producing athletes that have...

2014-01-08 00:21:40

Preliminary study in mice suggests possible lung cancer preventative effect of South Pacific herb AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM) and Texas Tech University recently studied the effects of a special preparation of the kava root (Piper methysticum) on lung cancer in mice, and have concluded that the chemically defined extract may have the potential to reduce the risk of lung cancer in humans, according to a press...

2013-11-26 10:39:08

More frequent harvest could substantially boost global food production on existing agricultural lands Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. The study, published in Environmental Research Letters, tracked global harvest trends of 177 crops between 1961 and 2011. It found that the total...


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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