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Tips to Help You Cope with Grief and Loss During the Holidays
Tips to Help You Cope with Grief and Loss During the Holidays
12/4/2014 2:23:09 PM
The fall and winter holidays are often difficult for grieving families and individuals; reminding us of the absence of our loved one. We work to find balance between living without them and holding them in our lives.   Liz Sumner , RN, BSN, MA, the Director of the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice, offers suggestions to help people cope with grief and …
Bank of America and (RED) Approach Midway Point of Two-year, $10 Million Partnership to Support the Global Fight Against AIDS
12/4/2014 11:21:22 AM
A flurry of World AIDS Day and #GivingTuesday activities mark the latest milestone in a two-year, $10 million partnership between Bank of America and (RED). The goal of the partnership, which was announced in January , is to help end mother-to-child transmission of HIV and achieve an AIDS-free generation by supporting the critical work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, …
Haley Lynn Gray’s Best Selling Book, “Choosing a Caregiver: Expect the Best and Know How to Ask for It” is Free for one more day on Amazon
12/4/2014 6:00:00 AM
Haley Lynn Gray is announcing her newest Best Selling Book, Choosing a Caregiver: Expect the Best and Know How to Ask for It .  It will be offered for free on Amazon this week (12/01/2014– 12/05/2014) and should be downloaded by all with aging parents .   Caring for your parents can be difficult and emotionally draining. Getting appropriate, safe care, can be difficult. …
Perspectium Replicator Receives Integration Certification from ServiceNow
Perspectium Replicator Receives Integration Certification from ServiceNow
12/3/2014 2:14:45 PM
Perspectium today announced it has received certification of its integration with ServiceNow. Certification by ServiceNow signifies that Perspectium’s Replicator for ServiceNow has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on integration interoperability, security and performance. The certification also ensures best practices are utilized in the design and …
Brain Activity after Smokers Quit Predicts Chances of Relapsing, Penn Medicine Study Suggests
12/3/2014 12:03:53 PM
Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that Penn Medicine researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again—a prediction that goes above and beyond today’s clinical or behavioral tools for assessing relapse risk. Reporting in a new study published this week in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology , James Loughead, PhD , associate …
Falck Makes Time Tracking Deal with TimeSheet Reporter
12/3/2014 8:45:17 AM
Falck Makes Time Tracking Deal with TimeSheet Reporter International rescue company, Falck, has just made a framework agreement with TimeSheet Reporter regarding time tracking. TimeSheet Reporter makes it possible to track time via the Outlook calendar. The successful software company, TimeSheet Reporter, which makes it possible to track time via the appointments in …
Three Easy Tips to Help Treat Baby Rash and Eczema in Babies
12/2/2014 9:55:11 PM
QUEENSLAND, Australia December 2014 – Newborn skin is soft, sensitive and delicate, and an infant’s immune system is fragile. While adults can absorb up to 60 per cent of what is rubbed on the skin in to their bodies, children take in 40 to 50 per cent more than adults. As most baby care products contain parabens, dioxane, formaldehyde and many other harmful chemicals, baby …
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Discover Brain Representations of Social Thoughts Accurately Predict Autism Diagnosis
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Discover Brain Representations of Social Thoughts Accurately Predict Autism Diagnosis
12/2/2014 5:42:22 PM
Psychiatric disorders — including autism — are characterized and diagnosed based on a clinical assessment of verbal and physical behavior. However, brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience are poised to provide a powerful advanced new tool. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created brain-reading techniques to use neural representations of social thoughts to predict …
David Navazio Announces New Gentell Collagen Line
12/2/2014 4:00:56 PM
(Bristol, PA - December 2014) Gentell, Inc. (www.gentell.com), a leading manufacturer of wound and skin care products, recently announced the introduction of four new collagen products designed to treat chronic, non-healing wounds. Gentell Collagen, a product derived from bovine collagen, is now available in a powdery particle form 1g bottle, or as dressing sheets in 2” x …
Efforts to improve patient safety result in 1.3 million fewer patient harms, 50,000 lives saved and $12 billion in health spending avoided
12/2/2014 12:15:20 PM
A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services today shows an estimated 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and approximately $12 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013.  This progress toward a safer health care system occurred during a period of concerted attention by …
Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows
12/2/2014 8:59:43 AM
As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than in summer. Air pollution continues to be one of the key global environmental challenges and is widespread in India, with Delhi, most notably, experiencing …
CodeBaby Listed in 2014 Top 20 Authoring Tools by TrainingIndustry.com
CodeBaby Listed in 2014 Top 20 Authoring Tools by TrainingIndustry.com
12/2/2014 8:00:00 AM
Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 2, 2014) –– CodeBaby, a leading interactive virtual assistant (IVA) and consumer engagement company, today announced that they have received the honor of one of the Top 20 Authoring Tools by TrainingIndustry.com.   The award is given based on key criteria including leadership and innovation, features and capabilities, and company …
Texas Indoor Air Quality Consultants Help Identify Asthma Triggers in Homes, Schools and Offices
Texas Indoor Air Quality Consultants Help Identify Asthma Triggers in Homes, Schools and Offices
12/1/2014 1:23:01 PM
In the United States, asthma affects approximately 25 million people, including 7 million children according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2010, asthma caused 14.2 million visits to physician offices and the following year resulted in 3,345 deaths.   Asthma can be controlled by taking …
New Undernutrition Maps Will Enhance Decision Making For Nutrition Programming
12/1/2014 1:20:22 PM
Interesting and relevant findings emerge from the first-ever upazila-level undernutrition maps of Bangladesh, launched today by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to aid policy makers, planners and researchers in decision-making on targeted and integrated nutrition-focused …
Greater income inequality linked to more deaths for black Americans
Greater income inequality linked to more deaths for black Americans
12/1/2014 1:07:43 PM
Greater income inequality is linked to more deaths among African Americans, but the effect is reversed among white Americans, who experienced fewer deaths, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study , published in the fall 2014 issue of the International Journal of Health Services , highlights stark racial differences in …
High School Football Players Show Brain Changes after One Season
High School Football Players Show Brain Changes after One Season
12/1/2014 10:51:12 AM
Some high school football players exhibit measurable brain changes after a single season of play even in the absence of concussion, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) . "This study adds to the growing body of evidence that a season of play in a contact sport can affect the brain in the absence of …
AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly and Company initiate pivotal clinical trial for patients with early Alzheimer’s disease
12/1/2014 10:40:50 AM
AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) today announced enrolment of the first patient into AMARANTH, a Phase II/III study of an oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor currently in development as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. AZD3293, also known as LY3314814, has been shown in Phase I studies to reduce levels of amyloid-beta in the …
Toshiba Corporation launches genotyping service using Japonica Array™, a Japanese population genotyping array
Toshiba Corporation launches genotyping service using Japonica Array™, a Japanese population genotyping array
12/1/2014 10:37:05 AM
Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today launched a genotyping service for universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other research organizations. The service employs Japonica Array™, a genotyping array optimized for ethnic Japanese. Japonica Array™, the focal point of the service, facilitates genome sequencing and genotyping of blood, saliva or DNA samples, which …
New MRI scanner combines cutting-edge technology with reduced operating costs
New MRI scanner combines cutting-edge technology with reduced operating costs
12/1/2014 10:30:10 AM
Siemens Healthcare has expanded its portfolio of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems to include the 1.5-tesla scanner Magnetom Amira(1). The new MRI scanner offers the same technologies that are available on the Siemens flagship MRI systems. Magnetom Amira also stands out against other scanners on account of its lower operating costs. One reason is the new "Eco-Power" …
Causal link between antibiotics and childhood asthma dismissed
12/1/2014 9:30:30 AM
In a new register study in the scientific journal BMJ , researchers at Karolinska Institutet are able to dismiss previous claims that there is a link between the increased use of antibiotics in society and a coinciding rise in childhood asthma. The study includes half a million children and shows that exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy or early in life does not appear …