30 August 2013 -- What do a fitness club in the Cook Islands, backyard gardens in Kiribati and a dispensary in the Federated States of Micronesia have in common? They are all actively engaged in fighting the noncommunicable disease (NCD) crisis in the Pacific by implementing WHO’s Package of Essential NCD interventions. In the Pacific region, most deaths are due to noncommunicable diseases.
Dakota Laboratories LLC and its president, Charles L. Voellinger, Sr., are prohibited from manufacturing and distributing drugs until they correct their ongoing violations of the drug manufacturing laws. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction on Aug. 26, 2013 which enjoined the drug maker and distributor for repeated failure to comply with federal drug manufacturing requirements, known as Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
According to new research on epilepsy, zebrafish have certainly earned their stripes. Results of a study in Nature Communications suggest that zebrafish carrying a specific mutation may help researchers discover treatments for Dravet syndrome (DS), a severe form of pediatric epilepsy that results in drug-resistant seizures and developmental delays.
In 1st grade, my gym teacher made us all memorize the definition of “physical fitness.” Decades later, I still recall it as: “Physical Fitness–learning to use your body in many different ways.”