4 Simple Ways to Help Veterans With PTSD

(DGIwire) – For many veterans, the most difficult battles take place after they come home. For some, brain injuries or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make the return to civilian life a struggle. There are several simple measures that friends and family members can take to make a difference in the lives of those who served their country … [Continue reading...]

Japan Races to Embrace an Electric-Car Future

(DGIwire) – What is the biggest threat to traditional car manufacturers in Japan? As The New York Times recently reported, it is the advent of battery-powered electric vehicles. According to the Times, conventional auto part suppliers are nervous: they and the carmakers they work with provide one in 10 Japanese jobs and account for a fifth of … [Continue reading...]

RNAi: Stopping the Power of Misfolded Proteins

(DGIwire) – The idea of targeted, personalized medicine has been a dream for decades—and it is now becoming a reality thanks to advances in genetics. As recently reported in an article on the website of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a large part of this revolution is being driven by advances in understanding RNA. According … [Continue reading...]

For Home Inspectors, New Testing Technology Offers Multiple Perks

(DGIwire) – As property owners become ever more aware of environmental issues in their homes, they are demanding more comprehensive property inspections. Ordinarily, this would represent a challenge to North America’s home inspectors, whose ranks number 18,000, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. But new testing … [Continue reading...]

Choosing A Public Relations Firm

(DGIwire)  -- Most businesses, products and people benefit immensely from positively-framed, quality media exposure. A touch of “fame” or respectful recognition whether within the editorial pages of magazines and newspapers or a variety of news show segments can catapult a company into the minds of their desired partners and customers.  More so, … [Continue reading...]

Unwanted Guests at the Stadium: Drones

(DGIwire) – When baseball fans look up into the sky at a stadium, what they want to see is a fly ball—not a drone. But as recently reported in Venues Today, a drone crashed into the upper deck of San Diego’s Petco Park early in the 2017 season. Previous drones had crashed into Pittsburgh’s PNC Park and into the stands of the US Open tennis … [Continue reading...]

Using Algae to Promote Animal Health

(DGIwire) – In the ongoing quest to improve animal health, one of the most promising avenues involves phytogenics: the use of plant-derived products in animal feed. A recent article in Animal Pharm spotlighted how algae can be harnessed to develop a pipeline of beneficial product candidates. According to the magazine, significant strides have … [Continue reading...]

Fear of Self-Injection? 3 Things to Know

(DGIwire) – Many of us accept that injections are a basic part of medical treatment. But for some, those sharp needles are more than just a source of medicine—they are a source of fear as well. When this condition—also known as “needle anxiety” or “injection anxiety”—occurs among patients who must utilize self-injecting drug delivery during a … [Continue reading...]

4 Top Action Steps to Resolve Independent Contractor Compliance Issues

(DGIwire) – As more companies of all sizes see the value of independent contractors (ICs), businesses need to understand what today’s most forward-looking companies are doing to reduce the risk of employee misclassification. The following four best practices can help mitigate the risks associated with engaging independent talent. Establish a … [Continue reading...]

Lithium-Ion Battery Fires on Planes: What’s Going On?

(DGIwire) – Malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries have caused an alarming increase in the number of smoke and fire incidents on airplanes, according to a recent article in Consumer Reports. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that, on average, one of these fires occurs every 10 days. Any given flight might contain hundreds of Li-ion cells in … [Continue reading...]

5 Famous Green Characters in Fiction

(DGIwire) – “It’s not easy being green,” sang Kermit the Frog. The famous Muppet may have wished he was a different color—but this particular hue has translated into plenty of green for the creators of a slew of fictional characters. Here are five of the most famous greenish characters. The Grinch: He’s a mean one, all right, sneaking down the … [Continue reading...]

RNAi: Paving the Way to a New Class of Treatments

(DGIwire) – These are exciting times for gene therapy. As Business Insider recently reported, a biopharmaceutical company announced positive results from a late-stage clinical study of a drug for a rare nerve disorder, familial amyloid polyneuropathy. This drug, notes a report in STAT, harnesses a phenomenon called RNA interference (RNAi). This is … [Continue reading...]

Plant-Based Protein: A Healthy Trend

(DGIwire) – Consumers are trying to add more plants into their diets. According to market research firm 1010data, plant-based protein powder made up 78 percent of all online “plant-based” sales in the 52 weeks ending July 2017. Additionally, reports Nutra Ingredients USA, searches for “plant-based” in online retail platforms tripled from March 2016 … [Continue reading...]

Recognizing and Treating PTSD: Key Points to Consider

(DGIwire) – It’s normal to feel fear and anxiety during and after a traumatic event. But people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can find it difficult or impossible to recover from the powerful emotions and body symptoms that arise in response, which sometimes may take months or even years to develop after the events that caused them. What … [Continue reading...]

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