Re-fresh Your Memory: Eat These Smarter Brain Foods

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(DGIwire)  What do berries, avocados, nuts, seeds and deep water fish like salmon have in common?  They are all natural foods delivered by Mother Nature and have been shown to be very healthy foods for our brains. Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects … [Continue reading...]

Cancer Concerns: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

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(DGIwire) -- Please don’t use this as an excuse to justify pulling out your cigarettes, but indoor tanning leads to skin cancer at a much higher rate than smoking leads to lung cancer. Although this might come as a shock, and two wrongs don’t make a right, it’s also a warning worth heeding. This eye-opening fact comes to us courtesy of a recent … [Continue reading...]

No Time for Complacency: a GHOST of a Solution to Maritime Piracy

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(DGIwire) -- Last year saw a significant drop in international piracy threats, due to the falloff in Somali-related attacks on Africa’s east coast. Unfortunately, the slack has been taken up on the other side of the continent. In January 2014, 55 miles off the coast of Gabon, five pirates boarded a liquefied natural gas carrier—only to be … [Continue reading...]

Passion and Coffee: An Interesting Blend

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(DGIwire) -- Coffee lovers are passionate about their brew and where they get it. Persuading coffee drinkers to change any part of that habit can be an uphill battle. Even convincing a diehard coffee lover to try another brand or a new location to buy their coffee can be a challenge. One factor that can tempt coffee lovers to consider a change … [Continue reading...]

Need Help Purchasing New Lab Equipment?

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(DGIwire) -- Purchasing instruments for modern research laboratories is a complex endeavor, involving numerous people and business factors. Some equipment is relatively simple and can be delivered and supported easily; other items might include multimillion-dollar testing tools requiring specialized shipping, installation and housing. According … [Continue reading...]

Fighting the Battle Against Addiction, Celebrity Style

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(DGIwire) -- Following the lives of former Hollywood child stars is one of the tabloids’ favorite pastimes. Along with persistent speculation as to whether Jennifer Aniston will ever have a baby comes a 20-something actress who has fallen out of touch with reality and into a pile of DUIs and misdemeanors. One of 2014’s most talked-about fallen … [Continue reading...]

Honesty and Transparency: The Dynamic Duo of Corporate PR

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(DGIwire) -- In the fairy tale Pinocchio, the wooden boy’s nose grew whenever he told a lie, and until he learned to tell the truth, he could not become human. This feature of the beloved tale has been used for decades to teach children a useful lesson about lying. However, if this happened to us in real life every time we told the slightest lie, … [Continue reading...]

A Brilliant Gem Brings Starlight and Sparkle to Cancer Survivors

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(DGIwire) -- Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States today. The National Breast Cancer Foundation reports that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And breast cancer doesn’t discriminate—it affects women of all ages, and though rare, affects a small number of men each year as … [Continue reading...]

An Rx for MDs: A New Wave of Oncology Is at Their Fingertips

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(DGIwire) -- For a profession as vital to life as medicine, it might sometimes seem that some doctors are stuck in the past. Even as medical research increasingly depends on the leading edge of technology, the boots-on-the-ground doctors of the world might be using outdated equipment. How often have we gone into a doctor’s office and seen the … [Continue reading...]

A New BEMA of Light in the Cloud of Chronic Pain

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NEW YORK – (DGIwire) -- Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months, such as migraines or back or joint pain. For those with chronic pain, life can seem like a never-ending cycle of drug treatments to find relief. Chronic pain might originate from a particular event, such as a car accident or sports-related injury, or it can … [Continue reading...]