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2011-06-02 05:04:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll finds that public attitudes to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have improved over the last few months. Both are more highly rated now than at any time since they took office. They both enjoy better than 2-to-1 favorable ratings among those who are familiar enough with them to rate them. The poll also finds that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's positive ratings have improved, but many people...

2011-06-02 00:00:29

Money Museum will be the second stop on the tour of the Original 1911 ABA Key to Routing Numbers directory. Skokie, IL (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 After a two-month appearance in New York's Museum of American Finance, Accuity, based in Skokie, Illinois, is proud to display the original 1911 American Bankers Association's Key to Routing Numbers directory at the Federal Reserve of Chicago's Money Museum. The 100-year-old directory will debut on Tuesday, June 7 with an open-house, at which Hugh...

2011-05-31 21:17:58

Laboratory hamsters that were fed rations spiked with blueberry peels and other blueberry-juice-processing leftovers had better cholesterol health than hamsters whose rations weren't enhanced with blueberries. That's according to a study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Wallace H. Yokoyama. Yokoyama pointed out that further research is needed to confirm whether the effects observed in hamsters hold true for humans. He works at the Western Regional Research Center operated...

2011-05-16 14:43:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of widely publicized changes occurred last fall that allow parents to obtain health care coverage for children with pre-existing conditions and to extend coverage to their sons or daughters until age 26. What's not widely known is another major change that allows individuals who have been denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions to get coverage through HIPIOWA-FED. HIPIOWA-FED is part of a national program created by the...

2011-05-10 12:00:00

TORRANCE, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) today celebrated the opening of the first hydrogen fueling station in the U.S. fed directly from an active industrial hydrogen pipeline. The station is a collaborative effort between Toyota, Air Products, Shell, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The facility will provide hydrogen for the Toyota fuel cell hybrid demonstration program vehicles as...

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2011-05-10 10:15:00

Breastfeeding babies for four months or more can contribute to fewer behavior problems developed in early childhood than those who are formula-fed, according to findings published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. Well-known health benefits such as lower rates of infections in babies and reduced risk of breast cancer in mothers have also been associated with breastfeeding. In addition, recent studies have suggested that breastfed babies tend to have higher IQ scores, fewer...

2011-05-03 07:29:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect. Metabolic programming is the concept that differences in nutritional experiences at critical periods early in life. It can program a person's metabolism and health for the future. In this study, researchers compared growth, body composition and blood pressure in three groups of healthy, full-term newborns. One...

2011-05-02 18:50:38

Growth, hormonal profiles differ between breastfed, formula-fed infants Nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect, according to a study to be presented Monday, May 2, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. Metabolic programming is the concept that differences in nutritional experiences at critical periods early in life can program a person's...

2011-05-02 14:07:06

News tips from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30-May 3, Denver, Colo. Extremely premature babies fed human donor milk are less likely to develop the dangerous intestinal condition necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) than babies fed a standard premature infant formula derived from cow's milk, according to research by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and elsewhere. Only one of the 29 infants who received human milk developed NEC and it...

2011-04-27 08:20:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies fed infant formula mixed with New York's fluoridated tap water risk developing enamel fluorosis or discolored teeth, according to the New York State Department of Health (1). Bureaucrats fail to effectively broadcast this vital information beyond their little-read websites which places babies at unnecessary risk of developing fluoride-damaged teeth, reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Fluoride...


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2007-04-10 14:06:21

A Fantail goldfish is a standard "fancy" type of goldfish. It has a dual-lobed tail, unlike its cousin the common or comet. Its fins can be different sizes, ranging from 1-3 in or more in length. A typical fantail has paired fins, including anal fins, a single dorsal fin, and a round, pointed body shape. It can range in color, from bronze (known as chocolate), orange, red, calico, and mixes of the colors. It is the third hardiest of the fancy goldfish with Comet first and Shubunkin second,...

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2007-04-10 14:01:52

Common goldfish are a type of goldfish with no other modifications from their ancestors other than their color. Most varieties of fancy goldfish were derived from this simple breed. Common goldfish come in a variety of colors including red, orange/gold, white, black and yellow or 'lemon' goldfish. As pets The Common goldfish has become a popular pet around the world. They are hardier than fancier fish, able to live in a variety of conditions ranging from aquariums to outdoor ponds, and...

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2005-09-07 20:33:37

Apocrita is a suborder of insects in the order Hymenoptera. The Apocrita include wasps, bees and ants, and are comprised of many families. They include the most advanced Hymenoptera and are distinguished from the Symphyta by the narrow waist joining two segments of the abdomen. The ovipositor of the female either extends freely or is retracted, and is converted into a sting for both for defense and for paralyzing prey. Larvae are legless, and may feed either inside a host or in a nest....

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2005-06-15 14:56:25

Rodrigues day gecko (Phelsuma edwardnewtoni) is a now extinct diurnal species of geckos. It lived on the island of Rodrigues and typically inhabited forests and dwelt in trees. The Rodrigues day gecko fed on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms Phelsuma edwardnewtoni VINSON & VINSON 1969 Phelsuma newtoni BOULENGER 1884 Phelsuma edwardnewtoni - KLUGE 1993 Phelsuma edwardnewtoni - RÖSLER 2000: 101 Description This day gecko is now extinct. It was described also as P....

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.