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2011-08-20 15:44:28

Taking multivitamins just prior to a pregnancy could reduce a woman's risk of going into premature labor or having a low birth-weight child, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has discovered. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, University of Aarhus, and Statens Serum Institut studied more than 35,000 Danish women. According to Reuters Health, they surveyed each subject about their multivitamin use "use around the time of conception--four weeks...

2011-08-19 00:02:05

Interactive Mobile Learning Center supports the country's "Educate to Innovate" campaign Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 In support of "Educate to Innovate" and to raise the math and science literacy of the nation, the Army National Guard is bringing its interactive Mobile Learning Center (MLC) Program to the Carnegie Science Center. The MLC Program, which tours schools, summer camps, festivals, events and armories throughout the country, focuses on technology while exploring energy...

2011-08-18 06:15:00

CARNEGIE, Pa., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you up for a challenge and the chance to win $5,000? If you have what it takes, The Salvation Army wants you! The Western Pennsylvania Division of The Salvation Army is proud to present its third annual "Most Amazing Race." Slated for Saturday, October 1st and sponsored by PNC Bank and Home Depot and patterned after a well-known scavenger television hunt/race show, the "Most Amazing Race" combines physical, mental and...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

ERIE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan celebrates the official opening of its new Northwest Pennsylvania regional retail sales office in downtown Erie with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning followed by an open house and family wellness fair at its new location in the Boston Store, located at 716 State St. Diane P. Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan, and Erie Mayor Joseph E. Sinnott will officially cut the ribbon in a ceremony scheduled for 10:15 a.m....

2011-07-26 12:24:00

PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 Oncology Solutions today announced that it will begin offering a comprehensive product to radiation oncologists and surgeons to rapidly but safely implement a successful SRS/SBRT program. The product is called SABRE(TM) based on the more accurate description of SBRT as stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR). D3's SABRE(TM) program brings together essential components of a successful implementation of radiosurgery, including clinical...

2011-07-18 16:33:54

Medically treated patients with mild or no symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for developing esophageal cancer than those with severe GERD symptoms, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in the current issue of Archives of Surgery. Many patients who develop adenocarcinoma, a common form of esophageal cancer, are unaware that they have Barrett's esophagus "“ a change in the cells lining the esophagus often due to repeated stomach acid...

2011-07-18 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While recognizing the serious situation facing Pennsylvania's transportation system because of inadequate funding, we are deeply concerned about the financial impact on our over 400 independent contractors and on Pittsburgh Transportation Group (PTG) PTG has a fleet of some 800 vehicles, including taxis, vans, limousines and shuttles. PTG companies include Yellow Cab, People's Cab, Super Shuttle, ExecuCar/Embassy Coach, and PTG Charter Services....

2011-07-11 00:00:29

The Pittsburgh Conference announced its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions for Pittcon 2012, which will be held March 11-15, 2012, in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 Pittcon announced its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions for Pittcon 2012, which will be held March 11-15, 2012, in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. For full consideration, topics must be received by...

2011-06-15 22:18:50

The team traced the development of a unique feature in a species of fruit fly that began with low-level gene activity and became a distinct feature in a mere four mutations as an existing gene took on a new function, according to a report in PNAS Small genetic mutations that add up over time could create an evolutionary express lane that leads to the rapid development of new traits, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Wisconsin at Madison have found. The team...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'