Researchers at global public health organization NSF International, Harvard Medical School, the United States Department of Defense and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands (RIVM) recently identified four unapproved, DMAA-like stimulants in six over-the-counter weight-loss and pre-workout products currently available online. The research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology.
The potentially harmful compounds – including banned stimulants 1,3-DMAA and 1,3-DMBA as well as octodrine and a newly identified DMAA analog – were not listed as ingredients in the products and may have been disguised as “2-aminoisoheptane” or extract of Aconitum kusnezoffii. These stimulants may cause adverse cardiac events, hemorrhagic strokes or sudden death, especially if taken prior to strenuous exercise or combined with caffeine. Extreme heat and dehydration may also increase the health risks.
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“This music video is about immigrants and the challenges they encounter every day," says Sarantos. “Can you imagine leaving the comforts of your homeland and moving by yourself or with a spouse or child to go to a foreign land, not knowing the language and not having any money in your pockets? I can't even imagine something that drastic! My parents were both immigrants and I recall the bias against them. They worked hard, bothered no one and only cared about helping me live a better life. Is there a cause more just or noble? America is still the land of opportunity. I have such a profound level of respect and admiration for any and all immigrants who legally try to make America their adopted home!”
33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to Feed My Starving Children.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Sarantos even participated in one of these packing sessions on a cold Chicago night last month!
New research from Carfax suggests that millions of people may be driving, buying, or selling potentially dangerous cars due to an unfixed recall. The company’s annual research on the issue shows more than 46 million cars nationwide have at least one safety recall that’s never been fixed. In fact, five million of them were bought and sold by potentially unsuspecting consumers in 2014.
One of the most alarming discoveries is that people driving or buying family-oriented vehicles – specifically minivans and SUVs – are most at risk. One in three minivans and one in five SUVs has an unfixed recall, according to Carfax.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7385551-carfax-unfixed-recall-data/
As Child Passenger Safety Week wraps up, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a new Car Seat Finder Tool, adding the ability to look up car seat recalls on its mobile app, and reminding parents and caregivers to register their child's car seat through its new campaign – “Don't Delay. Register Your Car Seat Today.” Every 34 seconds, a child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash and more than a third of children killed in crashes were not in car seats or wearing seat belts. NHTSA's new Car Seat Finder Tool is aimed at helping parents select the right car seat or booster seat for their child, while the campaign reminds everyone of the importance of registering car seats to receive important safety recall notifications.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7310151-ad-council-nhtsa-child-passenger-safety-2014/
Total Recall Corporation (www.totalrecallcorp.com), a video-centric security technology provider specializing in surveillance solutions, has brought together nine state-of-the-art technology vendors to deliver an award-winning IP-based, digital video surveillance solution used by the U.S. Park Police, National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Interior (DOI) to enhance public safety and improve operational efficiencies at the recently renovated Statue of Liberty National Monument and Liberty Island.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65017-statue-of-liberty-upgrades-system-total-recall
New research from Carfax shows that consumers are at considerable risk due to auto recalls being ignored. In fact, the number of cars for sale online with unfixed recalls increased an average of more than 25% in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Buyers in these neighboring Midwest states need to be concerned about this disturbing trend. Fortunately, finding open recalls and getting them fixed is easy.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60855-carfax-new-research-unfixed-recalled-cars-put-lives-at-risk
Promotional Products Work! Week, February 25 through March 1, 2013, sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the world’s largest and oldest international not-for-profit promotional products association founded in 1903, is an industry event dedicated to demonstrating the importance of promotional products as a powerful and effective advertising medium. A new study released by PPAI this week, The Influence of Promotional Products on Consumer Behavior, demonstrates that advertisers and marketers, now more than ever, can look to promotional products to deliver the highest rate of reach, recall and return on investment in the advertising industry, as the most cost-effective way to impact a targeted audience in a tangible, long-lasting and memorable manner.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60314-ppai-celebrates-promotional-products-work-week
Many Americans can still recall the DieHard TV ad from the mid-70s: a visual of a car parked on a frozen lake. The announcer’s voice over: “International Falls, Minn. A car sits on a frozen lake through January, February and March. Then in April – it started. Thanks to a DieHard.”
Today, more than 35 years later, the DieHard® brand unveiled an updated version of the iconic ad. The new TV spot will debut as the first-ever television commercial for DieHard alkaline batteries. Celebrating 45 years as America’s most trusted auto battery brand,DieHard batteries now deliver the power and superior performance customers expect from the brand with a full line of alkaline batteries for household devices.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55412-sears-diehard-remakes-frozen-lake-commercial-alkaline-batteries