Wiping up finger paint and tackling juice spills is a routine every parent has down pat. Yet they may find themselves playing hide-and-seek with the invisible things little hands leave behind—like bacteria and viruses. Germs stick to all types of surfaces, and kids spread them to more places than you can imagine.
To track down where germs linger, The Clorox Company and global public health organization NSF International conducted a study in homes of families with young children. Researchers analyzed 100 samples from five commonly-touched surfaces, and found bacteria or viruses on all five of the surfaces tested, from the kitchen to the common area to the bathroom, with the bathroom sink being one of the surfaces with the most germs. In fact, the study results found that four times as many households had bathroom sinks that were germier than kitchen countertops.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7359251-clorox-and-nsf-study-shows-which-surfaces-have-most-germs-in-homes-with-kids
Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner that focuses on delivering aid to impoverished children around the world, announced it has standardized on DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) for Digital Transaction Management (DTM). With DocuSign, Free The Children keeps administrative spending to a minimum so it can ensure at least $0.90 of every dollar donated goes to supporting programs that directly benefit children in need around the world.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7312252-docusign-free-the-children-digital-transaction-management/
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the March of Dimes Foundation announce the launch of a new $10 million Prematurity Research Center here.
The March of Dimes will invest $10 million during the next five years to create a transdisciplinary center conducting team-based research, led by physicians and researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to discover the unknown causes of preterm birth and develop new strategies to prevent it. This March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania is part of a “medical Manhattan Project” of five such centers in the United States created by the foundation since 2011.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65164-march-of-dimes-march-for-babies-2014/
Today, Walmart’s VUDU service joins Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) as a participating retailer, further enhancing U.S. consumers’ ability to manage and enjoy their digital collections of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies at home and on the go.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7376631-disney-movies-anywhere/
The ranks of top-rated booster seats continue to grow as manufacturers design models to earn high marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s annual booster seat evaluations, plus offer the style and convenience parents look for when it’s time to pick a safe seat for their booster-age children.
Among the 41 models new for 2014, there are 27 BEST BET seats — more than in any prior year — and three GOOD BETs. Eight boosters are in a category the Institute calls “Check Fit,” and there are three new models that the Institute doesn’t recommend using as boosters. Prices for BEST BET boosters start around $25 and go up to about $370, depending on features, and several models are LATCH compatible.
Fresh videos, information and links relating to the stress experienced by America's 15 million+ family caregivers for people with dementia are now available in the Brookdale Alzheimer's Resource Center. The new topics include:
A woman describing the impact of her mother-in-law's dementia on her family: Video
How spouses and adult children experience caregiving differently: Video and text document
Ways that caregivers can protect their own brain health: Text document
Long-distance caregiving, the symptoms of caregiving stress, dealing with caregiver guilt, being a healthy caregiver and caring for the caregiver: Links to information and a webinar
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7087731-brookdale-senior-living/
This year, Hallmark is specially delivering products that help build anticipation for Christmas through a fun link to Santa’s magical city, Northpole. All the myths and stories from your childhood are true … Northpole is real, and it’s bigger than you think and more fun than you can imagine.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7364951-hallmark-will-deliver-stories-products-events-activities-from-northpole-real-bigger-christmas/
The best of our city in summer is back with a vengeance as Sydney Festival returns in its 39th year. 2015 will see a spectacular program of free and ticketed events spanning contemporary and classical music, theatre, dance, visual arts, circus, cabaret and much more.
There’s no better way to get into the swing of summer in Sydney than by enjoying a free outdoor concert in the heart of the city, with 60,000 of your closest friends. The Domain concert series return with four large-scale concerts including a special Summer Sounds in The Domain headlined by South American superstar Seu Jorge whose samba sounds will kick-start summer in Brazilian style.
Sydney Festival 2015 will see 18 world premiere performances including Masquerade based on the iconic children’s book by Kit Williams, and 11 Australian premiere works including Quebec’s Cirque Alfonse in Timber!, Roysten Abel’s newest work The Kitchen, and a taste of Belgian theatrical flair in Kiss & Cry a dance work for a duo of hands.
Understood.org, a comprehensive, free nonprofit resource, is launching today to help parents of children with learning and attention issues. One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus and organization. Understood’s mission is to help parents understand these issues and support them with strategies that can enable their children to go from simply coping to truly thriving in school and in life.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7352451-ad-council-understood-org-learning-and-attention-issues/
Armando Christian Perez, also known as global music superstar Pitbull will perform LIVE at AT&T Stadium during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game on FOX against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, kicking off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. The halftime performance marks the 18th year the Dallas Cowboys have partnered with The Salvation Army to launch the campaign, which raises millions of dollars throughout the holiday season. Donations help provide meals and shelter for families, Christmas toys for millions of children, in addition to numerous other social services programs year-round such as substance abuse programs, shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence, and military veteran assistance.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7346051-pitbull-to-kick-off-salvation-army-red-kettle-campaign-with-halftime-performance-during-dallas-cowboys-thanksgiving-day-game/
It’s back to school and more youth than ever are involved in some type of sporting activity. That’s why approximately three million youth are seen in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries and another five million are seen by their primary care physician or a sports medicine clinic for injuries. Many of those injuries may result in your child having to have a CT scan.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7272451-lurie-children-s-hospital-of-chicago-ct-scan-radiation-dose/
Despite a dramatic increase in participation over the last decade, a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance finds a significant gap between the demand and supply of afterschool programs. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM, which includes responses from 30,000 U.S. families, finds that for every child enrolled in an afterschool program, there are two more who are not and whose parents would enroll their child, if a program were available.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7335451-afterschool-alliance-survey-finds-unmet-demand-for-afterschool-programs/