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2011-09-07 14:05:14

Parental safety concerns may prevent children from getting good exercise, according to a new North Carolina State University study that examined how families use neighborhood parks. Results from the study suggest that children who were monitored too closely by hovering “helicopter” parents were less likely to engage in higher levels of physical activity. “It´s a catch-22 for today´s parents, unfortunately. Many parents are worried about the safety of their...

2011-08-03 15:42:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global health nonprofit IntraHealth International has named bioethicist and attorney Louise Winstanly to its Board of Directors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/DC46826 ) Winstanly is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, an adjunct assistant professor in UNC's Department of Social Medicine, and an associate faculty member at UNC's...

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2011-07-24 05:59:25

Ecuadorean officials have reported that they have seized over 350 dead sharks from a boat that had been illegally fishing in the waters around the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve. The Associated Press (AP) on Friday, citing government news agency reports, said that the crew of the boat, which had been discovered southeast of Genovesa Island on Monday night, will face criminal proceedings for fishing in the protected waters of the aquatic reserve. The catching, selling, and transporting of...

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2011-06-30 13:25:00

New research suggests that snacking and super-sizing are two of the worst enemies for dieters, as Americans consume an average of 570 calories more per day than they did in the 1970s, reaching a whopping 2.374 kilocalories. The influence of bigger portion sizes and excessive snacking outweighs the shift towards high-calorie foods. While super-size portions are part of the problem, steady snacking is a bigger culprit, experts say. The study, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, was...

2011-06-23 07:30:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) recognized its eighth class of graduates on May 19, 2011 at The Kenan Institute, on the University of North Carolina Campus in Chapel Hill, N.C. Major General Larry Wyche, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5 of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, delivered the keynote address. The event was attended by senior military officials, N.C. Government officials, corporate leaders and...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

Flexible learning alternatives are allowing nonprofit administrators to learn when and where they choose, without having to travel to campus. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Today UNCG announced plans to offer students in its post-baccalaureate Nonprofit Management Certificate Program a new option for completing their coursework. Beginning with the 2011 summer session, each of the eight courses in the program will be offered online. "Adding a new online option allows us to extend our...

2011-06-07 08:15:00

PHOENIX, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help address educational achievement and healthy development of children in our most distressed communities, nFocus Software is a sponsor of the 2011 Revitalization Neighborhood Conference, July 21-22 in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100510/LA02155LOGO) Presented by the United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA), the conference will focus on the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), including...

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2011-05-26 11:50:00

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have recently claimed that nearly 1 in 5 young adults in the US may suffer from high blood pressure, suggesting that it could be more widespread than previously believed, Reuters is reporting. Although quite easy to prevent and inexpensive to treat, it is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Last year, hypertension was declared a "neglected disease" that costs the US health system $73 billion a year. The...

2011-05-24 00:00:29

University Controls Costs, Eliminates Waste and Realizes $140,000 Savings with bizhub MFPs and Integrated Software Solutions Ramsey, N.J. (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has overhauled print operations across the university with Konica Minolta bizhub®...


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'.