Disney overtook Apple for the first time in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2019 Study, which is the largest study of brands based on emotions. The two were followed by Amazon, which came in third. The top 10 was also increasingly dominated by media & entertainment brands, comprising four out of the 10, up from three last year. The remaining brands in the top 10 were: Chevrolet, Netflix, Harley-Davidson, PlayStation, YouTube, Ford and Chick-fil-A. Brand Intimacy is defined as the emotional science that measures the bonds we form with the brands we use and love.
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TruGreen, the nation’s leading professional lawn care company helping people live life outside, is expanding its expert service offerings with the launch of TruGreen Mosquito Defense to help homeowners combat mosquitoes and help protect their families.
As the weather gets warmer, these backyard invaders can prevent homeowners from reaping the benefits of living life outside. According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of TruGreen, among over 2,000 U.S. adults, 85 percent of Americans say that mosquitoes limit their or their family’s outdoor activities during the months they’re most active. The same survey also found that nearly two thirds of Americans (64 percent) are concerned about protecting themselves and their family from Zika or other mosquito-borne illnesses. Furthermore, 65 percent of Americans use bug spray on themselves/their family to combat mosquitoes outdoors at home and though it’s the top response for preventative measures, still only half (51 percent) say it is most effective at preventing mosquitoes from biting outdoors at home.
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The sixth annual Productive Innovation Index released by IDEA Pharma today, which ranks biopharmaceutical companies by their ability to successfully bring innovations to market, sees Johnson & Johnson top the industry for the fourth year running.
The Productive Innovation Index measures, scores and celebrates a company’s ability to deliver innovation to patients, by objectively evaluating performance data based on a rolling five year period (2010-2015), and operates on the premise: if you gave the same molecule to two different companies in early phase, which would make the best of it?
The success of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and its consolidation of 1st place across the past four years’ rankings is driven largely by innovations in the field of oncology, immunology, neuroscience and cardiovascular/metabolism. Notable performers include Zytiga® (prostate cancer), Imbruvica® (chronic lymphocytic leukemia and mantle cell lymphoma (co-developed and co-marketed with Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie company)), Simponi®/Simponi Aria® (rheumatoid arthritis), Stelara® (psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis), Invega Sustenna® and Invega Trinza® (schizophrenia).
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Pivotal Corporation, the Seattle start-up responsible for disrupting the wearable fitness marketplace with its $12 Pivotal Living Band, is pleased to announce pre-order availability for the Pivotal Living Smart Scale, a smarter scale with an even smarter price. Available for $39.95, just a fraction of the cost of most smart scales on the market, the elegant and efficient smart scale integrates seamlessly with the Pivotal Living app to provide a more intelligent way to manage body weight and overall health.
“Our mission has always been to spark a movement toward proactive health and wellness through affordable and powerful, personal health technology,” said David Donovick, CEO for Pivotal Corporation. “We are very proud to introduce a feature-rich smart scale to our family of products and software, and are thrilled to be able to offer it to our members at a pizza-dinner price!”
Using advanced bioimpedance technology, the Pivotal Living Smart Scale accurately measures key body weight and body fat percentage factors, helping people lose weight and stay healthy. Designed to help users identify when they are burning fat, building muscle and losing weight, the sleek smart scale displays weight on the scale’s easy-to-read LCD display screen and, when synced to the Pivotal Living mobile app, sends additional weight and body details. The scale’s four load sensors accurately assess body composition measurements based on weight and height data stored within the app. Working together, the scale and app measure and track.
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House of Napius is India's first line of radiation safe maternity wear using path breaking NESA technology (Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Shielding Alternatives.
Most expectant mothers understand that carrying a child means taking extra safety measures to protect the growing life. Mothers-to-be are aware that they need to avoid certain chemicals, foods, and some beverages. Our line of radiation safe maternity wear provides an additional safeguard by shielding against radiation from cell phones, wireless routers, laptop and computers. House of Napius offers a wide range of revolutionary, radiation safe Maternity wear for the first time in India.
With a lack of choice and growing radiation concerns Founder Director, Nehal Mehta says: “Today we cannot live a gadget or appliance free lifestyle. At House of Napius, we have created a solution to block the radiation from these gadgets which are used on a daily basis such as cellphones, microwaves, laptops, scanners and ipads. We are launching our first product category of maternity wear and will be expanding into other categories such a kidswear, womenswear and menswear in the future.”
When it comes to dressing during pregnancy, comfort and style are key factors/aspects. The new range of maternity wear by House of Napius includes office wear, day wear, resort, night wear and cocktail dresses. Each garment is designed to not only protect the child, but provide unparalleled comfort and ease of use for the pregnant mother. House of Napius maternity wear is available in a multitude of colours’ and patterns and will keep your child protected all through those precious nine months.
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Abbott announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and launch of the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System. The system acts as the "brain" of the LASIK procedure, generating a high-definition scan that measures and maps irregularities of the eye that may impact vision. From these measurements, the iDesign System creates an accurate and personalized LASIK treatment plan based on the unique "blueprint" of each person’s eyes.
The iDesign System captures more than 1,200 micro readings of the eye, as well as identifying the shape of the cornea, its curvature, how light passes through the eye and pupil diameter under different lighting conditions – all in one, three-second scan that can be used to precisely correct vision.
The development of the sensor technology within the iDesign System was the result of an earlier discovery by Abbott scientists, which NASA used to accurately measure and shape the mirrors in the James Webb Space Telescope to ensure it will transmit high resolution images of deep space back to earth. The telescope is scheduled to launch in 2018.
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L’Oréal announced the winners of its International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology, “Caring to Inspire Skin Confidence” at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology taking place in Vancouver, Canada.
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Dr. Gioconda Gaudiano from Republic of Panama
Moon Children - Providing mobile surgery clinics to Indigenous people
This initiative provides free consultations, medical treatment and sun education via mobile surgery clinics to the 40,000 indigenous people from the Archipelago of San Blas, a region with the highest incidence of albinism in the world. Albinos can face severe skin problems, such as skin cancer, caused by UV light and sun exposure due to the lack of melanin in their skin. The mobile surgery clinics are able to travel to the Archipelago of San Blas, a community that often shuns medical treatment and avoids protective measures against skin cancer.
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According to the Edelman American Well-Being Study released today by Edelman Wellness 360 in partnership with Edelman Berland, consumers prioritize emotional health over physical, yet 63 percent lack clarity on how to achieve emotional well-being, like relieving stress and increasing self-esteem. While consumers say they need more support to reach both their physical and emotional health goals, the study also revealed that nearly half don’t turn to others for help and 89 percent say they are solely responsible for their well-being. This leaves consumers facing a dilemma: The well-being measures people need the most simply can’t be achieved alone.
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Clayton Homes is announcing that its homebuilding facility in Rutledge, Tenn., has received ISO 14001 Certification, making the company the first homebuilder among the members of the Manufactured Housing Institute to receive this achievement in the United States.*
The ISO 14001 certification is awarded to buliding facilities that have instituted international measures designed to reduce the cost of waste management and save energy consumption. The implementation of the ISO standard at the Clayton Rutledge facility will result in reduced waste, lowered consumption of energy and the promotion of the recycling of building materials, which endorses environmentally friendly operating procedures. Clayton Homes is leading the American homebuilding industry by example, putting the well being of its team members and the environment first. The continued cost savings of these green practices are one of the reasons why Clayton Homes is able to provide homeowners with affordable, smart homes.
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Triax Technologies Inc and Washington Youth Soccer have announced a long-term partnership to track and assess head impacts among top level youth players. Findings from the large scale collection of data will be used to identify trends and potential risks to inform training protocols which will be publically shared to encourage best practices.
Players from the Washington Youth Soccer Elite Player Development (EPD) program (U12-U18) will wear the Triax Technologies Smart Impact Monitors (SIM™) as they compete in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) Championships January 8–11 in Phoenix, AZ, and will continue throughout their careers with Washington Youth Soccer.
Triax SIM™ devices are worn in comfortable, unobtrusive headbands to record head impacts, and transmit data in real time from the field to a smart phone or tablet on the sideline. This cutting edge technology allows players to track up to 180 individual head impacts measuring the G–force of direct hits and jarring through linear and rotational measures.
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Nissan has created the world's biggest working Zorb, complete with a full-sized Note safely cushioned inside.
The giant inflatable ball, which measures six metres in diameter and more than 18 metres in circumference, was constructed to highlight Nissan's Safety Shield technology featured on the Nissan Note, its popular small family car.
Nicknamed the 'CarZorb', the colossal structure was successfully rolled down a course of steep hills in a two minute film released today.
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For the first time ever, a new study conducted by Oxford Economics examines the broad economic impact the gaming industry as a whole has on the U.S. economy. The American Gaming Association released the first-of-its-kind study, which measures the economic impact of every facet of the casino gaming industry–commercial casinos and manufacturers and Native American casinos–as well as the industry’s significant ripple effect on the supply chain, including local businesses.
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