Recent Study Finds That a Substantial Number of Public School Districts Conduct Random Drug Testing with High School Students
CALVERTON, Md., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A substantial
proportion of the nation's public school districts
have instituted random
drug testing among their high school students, some possibly going beyond
sanctions set by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a study led by the
New Democracy Corps Battleground Poll of Swing Districts Finds Strong, Bi-Partisan Opposition to Cutting Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Democracy Corps
Battleground Poll of likely voters in swing congressional districts
conducted in mid-December when Congress was in its final FY 2008 budget
deliberations, and released today, found strong, bipartisan opposition to
tw telecom Extends Portland Area Network Into Tualatin and Lake Oswego Business Districts
- Network extension provides easier access to more than 1000 additional businesses
- Body Imaging Radiology and Pacific Breast Center to access tw telecom's local and national network
PORTLAND, Ore., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- tw telecom , (Nasdaq: TWTC ), a leading provider o...
Innovative Wellness Project Launched in Four Maine School Districts
Goal is to improve health of school staff
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- School teachers and
staff in four Maine districts
will have an opportunity to participate in a
two-year pilot project designed to lower their health risks and improve
their overall health. T...
Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever
Twenty-eight of Bihar's 32 districts
are infected with kala azar, the deadly black fever, as poverty, unhygienic lifestyle and government apathy make the disease endemic to the region. //
Experts running kala azar research centres in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and ...
The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa
With the ever-increasing unsafe sex practices, massive migration and low awareness there has been a significant increase in the incidence of the killer disease // amongst the tribal community, living close to coastal Orissa.
of Orissa including Ganjam, Kendrapara, Balasore N...
Government Plans to Set Up Drug Banks in All Districts
The government plans to set up drug banks in all 604 districts
of the country to provide essential medicines to the poor free of charge and a committee has been set up to study the feasibility of the proposal.
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday said that the com...
Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts
The Kerala Government has sanctioned funds for districts
affected by the crippling Chikungunya fever in a bid to curtail the deadly virus .
Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said that ten million rupees have been granted to the affected districts
of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta to fight the ...
Bird Flu In Eastern Cambodian Districts
An additional two districts
in Cambodia have now been affected by bird flu killing thousands of ducks. Health officials suggested// that the outbreaks happened after a man smuggled infected ducks in from Vietnam.
Ku Chanthan, a veterinary official in the province was quoted as telling Reuters ...
Reports Of Chikun Guniya In Few Maharashtra Districts
The viral epidemic Chikun guniya, which spreads through mosquitoes, has been reported in a few districts
of Maharashtra, an official said today//.
"About seven to eight districts
are affected with the disease but the number of cases has declined from what was reported in April and May," Stat...
districts in Medical Technology
Progress Against Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Among Highlights at Annual Vaccine Conference
...nst a more common threat - seasonal influenza.
In the Temple-Belton area of central Texas, medical professionals have teamed up with local school districts
to boost the uptake of flu vaccine by school-age children. When the vaccine was offered at community sites only, the vaccine reached 30 percent of som...
USAID Provides Malaria Assistance to Zimbabwe
...ountry retains adequate stocks of malaria drugs, less than half of the usual level of indoor mosquito spraying has occurred. The program will reach 20 districts
that would have otherwise gone without this integral malaria protection mechanism. The Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe has stated that this accelerated...
districts in Biological News
Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh
... the harvest of transplanted rice in December.
According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, monga affects more than 2 million households in 5 districts
that depend on rice for their food.
Through the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the B...
UT multimedia program increases middle school interest in science
...UP program compared to students of similar background who did not. Stanford Achievement Tests are one of the leading standardized tests used in school districts
throughout the United States to measure academic knowledge of children from kindergarten through high school.
Students from the HEADS UP group als...
IPM reduces cockroaches and allergens in schools
...ts and traps to control them. The authors of this study compared two school districts
using the conventional method with one school district using IPM, and found...e of the authors. "In fact, the study was so convincing that the two school districts
using conventional pest control quickly made the switch to IPM."
Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention
... CHAMPAIGN, Ill. As school districts
across the nation revamped curricula to meet requirements of the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act, opportunities for children to be physically acti...
Uvalde Center water research could have national, international applications
...r understand and manage similar bodies in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Information derived from this research will be useful in helping water districts
develop "desired future conditions" they want to meet, he said.
"In the future, aquifers in this region and throughout the U.S. will come under inc...
Bioscience institutions come together to launch Microlife Discovery Center for area students
... join forces with local school systems such as the Sweetwater and Oceanside districts
for the betterment of students' science education and career development." ... Babendure, Ph.D., Director of UCSD's BioBridge program, agrees: "As school districts
face increased budget cuts, the Microlife Discovery Center synergizes what ...
Results of the third school nutrition dietary assessment study published
...ionally representative sample of 130 public School Food Authorities (districts that offer federally subsidized school meals), 398 schools within those districts
and 2,314 public school students in grades 1-12 in 287 of these schools. Data were collected in the second half of school year 2004-2005 from district...
BioScience tip sheet, November 2008
...mmon-pool resources. Current economic incentives and property law exacerbate the trend. Reform in these areas and the development of ecosystem service districts
could remedy this social trap.
Seeing the Wood for the Trees: An Analysis of Evolutionary Diagrams in Biology Textbooks. Kefyn M. Catley and Lau...
156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami
...ic instructors, high school music students, and acoustical consultants certainly care if their auditoria sound good for music, but not all high school districts
or architects appear to be all that interested..."
REMOTE DETECTION OF VEHICLE O...
Hidden infections crucial to understanding, controlling disease outbreaks
...urnal Nature .
The goal of the study was to develop a model that would explain puzzling patterns seen in 50 years of cholera death records from 26 districts
in Bengal, cholera's "native habitat."
"In that region, we see two cholera seasons per year, with peaks in spring and fall," said assistant profess...
districts in Biological Technology
School districts contract with Lawson for new data processing software
Madison , Wis. - Four Madison-area K-12 school districts
have signed a contract with St. Paul-based Lawson Software for a suite of applications that will allow the districts
to replace legacy data processing systems. The four districts-- Madison Metropolitan School District, Verona Area School...
UH initiative will use 'Harry Potter' to conjure love for science in Houston-area schools
...cience Foundation, the Innovations in Nanotechnology and NanoSciences initiative will pair teachers from the Houston, Dickinson and Galena Park school districts
with graduate students from the Cullen College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
"Despite being an adult, the sto...
ACTE Releases Paper Highlighting Policy Trend to Support Recognition of Academic Credit for CTE Classes
...e has a law requiring high schools or local school districts
to develop procedures to approve CTE courses for w... established to provide assistance to local school districts
and created an online toolkit as an implementation...tricts.
New York State allows local school districts
the flexibility to develop CTE courses that are co...
SMU chemist wins NSF early career award
...dvanced materials application. The prestigious award also includes support for education outreach, and Sumerlin's will fund a program for K-12 school districts
and community colleges to help prepare and attract underrepresented minority students for SMU chemistry internship positions.
"As a teacher, as a s...
/C O R R E C T I O N -- Mobidiag Ltd/
...bidiag develops rapid diagnostic tests for hospital
laboratories. The Prove-it(TM) Bacteria test is developed in co-operation
with HUSLAB and Hospital districts
of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Finland.
Mobidiag Ltd is a Finnish biotechnology company developing, producing
and marketing rapid diagnostic tests to hosp...
Mobidiag Releases First Microarray Based Rapid Test for Herpesvirus Identification
...d in 2001, Mobidiag develops rapid diagnostic tests for hospital
laboratories. The Prove-it(TM) Herpes test is developed in co-operation
with Hospital districts
of Helsinki and Uusimaa and the University of
Mobidiag Ltd is a Finnish biotechnology company developing, produc...
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore to Acquire 18 Stores from Dongguan Hui Ren Tang Pharmaceutical Co.
...guan HRT generated total revenue of
RMB12 million (US$1.65 million) in 2007. These stores are mostly located in
the Da Lang, Cha Shan and Da Ling Shan districts
in Dongguan. China Nepstar
expects to take over the operations of the 18 stores in the first half of
March. China Nepstar plans to inventory these sto...
New ActivePure Technology Proven To Reduce Exposure to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
...rsity laboratory studies to
reduce Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on inoculated
surfaces. Recent outbreaks of MRSA in many school districts
have had school
administrators and parents concerned. Based on NASA research, ActivePure (RCI) has been proven in laboratory
testing at Kansas State ...
Congresswoman Baldwin secures Federal Funds for UW-Rock County
Funding can be sought in a variety of ways. It is most often done via formulas, such as reimbursing local governments for roads or local school districts
for special education. The federal government also sets up competitive grants where non-profits and local governments can compete for funding. Request...
State and Feds Race to Stop Taxation of Internet Access
...e tax whether mandated by the feds or by the state would drain state coffers of $39.3 million in 2005, when the law would kick in. Counties and city districts
would be hit to the tune of $2.6 million. The federal Congressional Budget Office estimates that the direct costs to states and local governments na...