June 1, 2011 |
Put simply, DEET makes many consumers nervous. Considering that billions of people have used the insect repellent safely, the case reports of related illness or fatalities are extremely rare. But neither the reassurances nor the studies on DEET's safety have been conclusive enough to allay fears. Donald Roberts, a retired professor of tropical public health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., says the health risks of DEET, or N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, have been overblown: "I believe DEET is basically a safe compound and can be used and should be used to give people protection from biting insects.
May 1, 2011 |
Question: I am disappointed with my shares of Avon Products Inc. What do you think is next for the company? Answer: Investors expect the stock of a brand-name company to be sturdy and reliable through all market conditions, come rain or shine. But the prospects of the world's largest direct marketer of cosmetics, fragrances and skin care have been cloudy, with some storm activity. Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through about 6.5 million independent sales representatives.
January 13, 2011 |
Generally, these haven't been good times for science fairs -- budget cuts at schools and tough family finances have meant that fewer kids get the opportunity to hypothesize, test and conclude; to beg their mom to neatly stencil their work onto a large poster display (at the last minute, for maximum dramatic effect); and, if they're lucky, to win a ribbon or trophy for their (her?) work. But this year, budding scientists around the world will get a chance to submit science projects electronically to Google's online science fair , set to take place in May. The company called for entries on Tuesday, and will accept submissions until April 4. Kids interested in the health sciences can submit projects in biology, food science or several other applicable categories.
November 7, 2009 |
Reporting from Killeen, Texas, and Silver Spring, Md. -- Over the last few weeks, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan drove off the vast Army base at Ft. Hood, Texas, at least a dozen times to enjoy seafood dinners with Duane Reasoner Jr., an 18-year-old he was mentoring in the ways of Islam. They would pray at the simple Masjidu-Ttaqwa prayer hall out along the highway, hit the all-you-can-eat buffet at the Golden Corral and then rush back for evening worship. Twice they drove to Hasan's one-bedroom apartment to pick up books or to talk.
June 24, 2008 |
Oracle Corp., the biggest maker of database software, created a business unit focused on applications for the health-sciences industry. The unit will work with drug, biotechnology, medical-device and healthcare companies, Oracle said. Separately, Oracle said it would buy the application business of Skywire Software, whose products help insurers create and manage policies. Terms weren't disclosed.
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January 15, 2004 |
The merger between a Pomona medical school and Chapman University in Orange has been put on hold because the state attorney general is investigating allegations that top medical school officials received improper loans. Chapman President James L. Doti said through a spokeswoman Wednesday that he is optimistic about the merger with Western University of Health Sciences but is awaiting results of the inquiry by Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer's office. Tom Dresslar, a spokesman for the attorney general, said the office started an audit of Western University's finances in the middle of last year.