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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for evaluating in people a nanoparticle-based imaging agent jointly developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Texas A&M University.
Women whose bodies have high levels of chemicals found in plastics, personal-care products, common household items and the environment experience menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Fostering holistic growth – spiritually, financially, physically, socially and emotionally — the wellness program’s well-rounded approach aims to expand resources and connect employees to opportunities across the university to enhance their well-being.
The student owners of Bear-y Sweet Shoppe, a by-the-ounce candy store on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, have learned these lessons and more since joining the Student Entrepreneurial Program (StEP).
Is it better to tell people about the harms of certain health decisions or about the benefits of positive health related decisions? That depends on who you are talking to, according to recent research by the Cornell Food & Brand Lab.
The most thorough analysis of oseltamivir (marketed as Tamiflu) data to date, including all available published and unpublished randomised treatment trials of adults, suggests that the antiviral drug shortens the duration of flu symptoms by about a day, compared to placebo, in adults with laboratory-confirmed influenza.
This year a further 7.8 per cent of applications were made by the 15 January deadline compared to 2014. This increase surpasses the average rise of 2.3 per cent across all universities in the UK, according to data released by UCAS.
PHOENIX (Jan. 27, 2015) – Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed an adult woman as its second case of measles. This individual had exposure to the family from Pinal County with confirmed cases of measles and travel history to Disneyland, as reported last week.
The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program in 1945. The Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector’s Office has received this award for the 26th consecutive year.
JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), in collaboration with the American Sexual Health Association, announces the availability of a new toll-free call center with information and referrals for those interested in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a prevention option for those at high risk of contracting HIV.
JACKSON, Miss. - With the recent addition of the Stroke System of Care in place at hospitals throughout the state, Mississippi is now the first in the nation to have a third statewide system of care in place to save time in medical procedures and help save the lives of its residents.
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Hazard Evaluation and Emergency
Response Office (HEER) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are responding to a
1,000 barrel (43,000 gallons) release of jet fuel
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State Health Departments are investigating a multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks (which includes Disneyland and Disney California Adventure).
SACRAMENTO - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
The moratorium for stores to apply for authorization in the California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be lifted effective February 1, 2015, it was announced by Dr. Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer.
SACRAMENTO - Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, announced today that local public health officials have confirmed a total of 59 cases of measles in California residents since the end of December 2014.
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today made the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s vote to approve bipartisan legislation authorizing the Keystone XL Pipeline. Vitter is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, today passed two amendments to strengthen the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015. His first amendment asserts Israel’s Right to Defend itself as a democratic, Jewish State.
The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of original work by B. Proud from February 6 – 27, 2015. The Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington.
DOVER, DE – Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart today approved the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau’s workers’ compensation amended rate filing, resulting in overall average decreases of 9.7% in the residual market rate and 11.5% in the voluntary market loss cost.
The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. OHS and law enforcement officials are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving.
Dover, DE – Governor Jack Markell today unveiled a balanced budget proposal that promotes increased educational and job opportunities and strengthens the State’s resources for those battling substance use disorders.
The National Center for Institutional Diversity convened a national summit Thursday titled "Ensuring Success for Men of Color: Leveraging Evidence to Drive Better Policy, Practice, and Effective Philanthropic Investment."
The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) recently summonsed an individual following a series of harassment incidents, which occurred on or near the Main Campus between January 23 and January 27, 2015.
SALISBURY, MD---Visiting scholar and Brazilian graduate student Thais Muniz Ottoni Santiago continues Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with the presentation “Environmental Protection in Brazil: The Brazilian Forest Code Considered.”
KINGSTON, R.I. – January 28, 2015 – The Outreach Center at the University of Rhode Island is offering two gardening programs for those involved with school and community gardens in the state, both aimed at helping local gardens flourish.
KINGSTON, R.I. – January 28, 2015 – A team of scientists led by a University of Rhode Island geologist is installing an array of seismometers in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific Ocean to study a massive underwater geological feature that could shed light on the evolution of Earth.
Social workers at My Friend’s Place – a non-profit agency that helps Los Angeles’s homeless youth become more self-sufficient – have been working to prevent the spread of HIV among homeless teens and young adults.
The Secretary-General deplores the incidents that took place on 27 January during a demonstration in front of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) base in Gao town in the north of Mali.
The Secretary-General urges the Government and the armed movements to exercise maximum restraint, without delay, and fully assume their responsibility to prevent further displacements and suffering of civilian populations, and resume dialogue to reach a political settlement to the Darfur conflict.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was officially named today as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today led a group of 75 senators in urging the Obama Administration to counter efforts by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to seek membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today joined Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) to introduce the S. 290, Increasing VA Accountability to Veterans Act of 2015, legislation to give the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) more authority to hold corrupt executives accountable
The youth justice annual statistics for 2013 to 2014 for England and Wales are published today.Today’s release of the annual youth justice statistics shows the continuing downward trend of children and young people in the youth justice system. In particular they evidence:
This must-attend annual MHRA event will provide a unique platform for cross-collaboration and discussion between regulators and members of the commercial and non-commercial research community on the latest hot topics and regulatory updates related to the good clinical practice (GCP).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released a report on the challenges to getting safe treatments, devices and cures to patients more quickly and effectively, examining what is working, and what isn’t, at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced the Senate has passed a resolution they authored to honor the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team for winning its fourth consecutive NCAA Division I National Championship, an unprecedented achievement in the Football Championship Subdivision.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation authored by the senator to approve the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline project. The measure passed 62 to 36.
Today, the House passed the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act (H.R. 351). The bill would expedite the approval process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bill’s passage:
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced S. 269, the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015, legislation that would impose economic pressure on Iran if international negotiations do not yield a final nuclear deal by June 30th, and impose a Congressional review period of 30 continuous session day
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Bob Menendez (D-Nj) and Congressman Albio Sires (D, NJ-12) reintroduced the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts (CARE) for Tourette Syndrome Act to expand and further coordinate efforts towards research for Tourette syndrome.
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to Secretary Kerry, urging the administration to exercise the authorities granted by the Ukraine Freedom Support Act in the wake of the deadliest period of conflict since the ceasefire agreement was signed on Septembe
The effects of the Nation’s energy renaissance on the U.S. transportation system will be the focus of a hearing next week by the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA).
The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, chaired by U.S. Rep, Bill Shuster (R-PA), and the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, chaired by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), will hold a joint hearing next week to examine the impacts on state and local governments of a proposed rule to expand federal regulation
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Joined today by a bipartisan group of colleagues, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over a wide range of federal health issues, re-introduced the ACE (Advancing Care for Exceptional) Kids Act of 2015.
For chimpanzees, just like humans, teasing, taunting and bullying are familiar parts of playground politics. An analysis of 12 years of observations of playground fights between young chimpanzees in East Africa finds that chimps with higher-ranked moms are more likely to win.
The support of a romantic partner is often advised for painful medical procedures, but new research from UCL, King’s College London and the University of Hertfordshire finds that this can actually make the pain feel worse.
Most young children are essentialists: They believe that human and animal characteristics are innate. That kind of reasoning can lead them to think that traits like native language and clothing preference are intrinsic rather than acquired.
Students living in University of Portland’s Schoenfeldt Hall are raising money for charity by hosting a video game tournament on Saturday, Jan. 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Chiles Center. The students will compete in the game Super Smash Bros. and are hoping to raise at least $500 for Holy Cross Charities in Bangladesh.
Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has welcomed the appointment by the World Health Organization (WHO) of alumna Dr Matshidiso Moeti to the key post of Regional Director for Africa
The latest GDP figures out today show that last year the economy grew at its fastest pace since 2007. But it ran out of puff in the final quarter and according to a London Business School economist, we have ended up with a deficit which Labour had predicted and that the then Opposition had called ‘a recipe for financial market disaster’.
A 3D printed model of a patient’s heart has been used by surgeons to help plan how to fix the heart. Researchers at King’s College London have pioneered a ground-breaking technique whereby a 3D printer working from scans on the patient, creates a physical replica of a patient’s organ.
On the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, a new app developed in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London aims to provide new insights into the Holocaust and preserve the voices of survivors for future generations.
New battery technology from U-M should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013.The innovation is an advanced barrier between the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery.
Sufferers of intense lower back pain can find that the web portal IntenseLowerBackPain.com has released a new video detailing some options when discussing Lower Back Pain Relief Products. With so many possible remedies available in the marketplace, choosing the proper item takes time and research.
Foster City, CA - "At today's annual meeting of Visa Inc. shareholders in Foster City, California, in response to a question from the National Center for Public Policy Research, Visa CEO Charles Scharf refused to take sides in the net neutrality debate.
SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Sangeeta Ray, a leading scholar of postcolonial studies, inaugurates Salisbury University’s 2015 African-American History Month Celebration, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” Thursday, February 5.
As a Holocaust scholar, Dr. Diana Wagner of Salisbury University’s Education Specialties Department began her own collection of movies depicting the event several years ago after taking a class with Dr. Stuart Liebman, media studies professor emeritus of Queens College CUNY.
KINGSTON, R.I., Jan. 23, 2015 – The old Chevys were charming, Hemingway’s house was “cool’’ and the Museum of the Revolution was moving, but it was the pickup baseball game with a bunch of 10-year-olds that Tyler Figgis ’15 remembers most about his trip to Cuba over winter break.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- January 23, 2015 – A team of faculty and students from the University of Rhode Island returned on New Year’s Day from a month-long research expedition to the waters off the West Antarctica peninsula to study the behavior of krill, a small crustacean that plays a key role in the food chain in the Southern Ocean.
KINGSTON, R.I. – January 23, 2015 – University of Rhode Island alumna Kristin Von Flatern hasn’t been on the job as a pharmacist at the Centerville, Mass. CVS/pharmacy a full year yet, but she’s already played a key role in saving a patient’s life.
Whether you are brand-new to running or getting ready for race season, join VRWC fitness associates Wade Evans and Tony Lewis for an eight-week training program that includes weekly training schedules and instruction.
Recognition of rare “foreign” peptides by the alpha-beta T-cell receptor (TCR) on T lymphocytes is critical for the adaptive immune response that protects our bodies. T cell motions during immune surveillance generate forces that are detected by the mechanosensing action of the TCR.
Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared with typically developing children.
Hillsboro High School senior Alex Jolly advanced to the semi-finals in the Intel Science Talent Search with his research project, “Activation of Silent Biosynthetic Pathways in Cave Microorganisms for Drug Discovery.”
UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) will present the Emerging Young Artists 2015 Invitational Exhibition at the Campus Gallery, located on the main campus of UMass Dartmouth, from January 26 to February 7, 2015.
According to NASA, an asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, will safely pass about three times the distance of Earth to the moon today, Monday, January 26, 2015. The flyby will be the closest by any known space rock this large until 2027.
LOS ANGELES — In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) led a global consortium of 190 institutions to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to age the brain an average of three years.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that they will dedicate a statue of the late Barry M. Goldwater
More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, according to a report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Governor Paul R. LePage joined Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa on Friday in announcing that Maine ranks among the top ten states in the nation for most affordable homeowners and personal auto insurance rates.
(AUGUSTA) Tax season may just be getting started, but tax scammers have been hard at work already. The Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have gotten thousands of complaints about one kind of scammer in particular — IRS imposters. Here’s how they work: Scammers posing as IRS officials call and say you owe taxes.
State Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette released December workforce estimates for Maine. Seasonally Adjusted Statewide Data Household Survey Estimates – The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.5 percent in December was down slightly from 5.7 percent in November and down from 6.4 percent one year ago.
Augusta - Maine State Librarian, James Ritter, announced that users of the Maine State Library Talking Books Plus program are now eligible to apply for free currency readers provided by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
With a major winter storm bearing down on Maine, Maine Emergency Management Agency is reminding Mainers to put safety first and help their neighbors weather the storm. “We haven’t had a winter storm like this in a while.” MEMA Director Bruce Fitzgerald said.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today continued its multiyear efforts to find a permanent and workable solution for coal ash management and disposal, building off of the subcommittee’s negotiations and legislative work in previous Congresses.
WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to release the text of the commission’s draft Open Internet Order ahead of the scheduled vote late next month.
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released revisions to a proposed permit for the management and oversight of municipal storm water systems that offer municipalities and institutions less costly and more flexible requirements for compliance.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $2,188,000 in assessment and planning grants to eight municipalities throughout the state to support the redevelopment of historically significant brownfield sites.
New Delhi, January 23, 2015: Community right over forests is critical to sustenance of rural and forest communities and also for conservation of forests. While Nepal has among the best track records in Asia, Mexico is among global leaders with more than 70 per cent of its forests under community management.
New Delhi, January 23, 2015: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) recent draft order which proposes to put curbs on the rampant use of antibiotics as a growth promoter in food-producing animals in India, such as chicken.