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  • This Triangle drug research group raised $50M and will look to up its M&A activity

    Morrisville-based Clinipace Worldwide raised $50 million from investors – and the pharmaceutical research company plans to put that money to work through more acquisitions.

    It’s a strategy Clinipace and its CEO Jeff Williams have employed for the past few years to grow at almost breakneck pace. The company has a three-year growth rate of 348 percent and added more than 450 jobs since 2012.

    That said, Williams highlights organic growth as well. After all, Clinipace is now home to 700 global staff,…

  • North Carolina auto sales improve 3 percent in 2014, fueled by truck sales

    Sales of new cars and trucks among auto dealers in North Carolina grew 3 percent in 2014 to a decade-high of 451,000 vehicles sold, but the rate of growth lagged behind the national average.

    According to data from the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, the sale of domestic cars in North Carolina was down 2 percent compared to the year prior while the sale of imported trucks was up 7 percent. The sale of domestic trucks was up 2 percent and import car sales were up 4 percent.

    On a national…

  • ​Durham's Drug Safety Navigator acquires Chapel Hill's Five Oaks Pharm

    Durham-based Drug Safety Navigator acquired Chapel Hill’s Five Oaks Pharm, expanding its drug safety services.

    When companies test new drugs or therapies in humans, there are sometimes adverse events. Indeed, no drug is completely free of side effects. When these events happen, Drug Safety Navigator’s experts help drug developers assess what happened, collect the appropriate data and fill out reports to submit to regulatory bodies like the Food and Drug Administration.

    Five Oaks Pharm has a speciality…

  • Protect YOUR Computer with Antivirus Software

    In the computer world today it is necessary to consider that at every second your computer is in danger of being contaminated with an ugly virus. There are lots of ways your computer might become infected from e mail viruses to Trojans. These diseases attach themselves to your software, can cause damage to your hard […]

  • Helping Your Children Overcome Their Weight Problems

    Millions of children today are either obese or overweight, causing much concern among parents. There are several causes for this problem. Today, it’s easy to buy junk food because they are available in all stores and are rather cheap. Then there’s the fact that most kids today spend many hours on the computer or in front of the television instead of playing outside.

    But it doesn’t matter what caused your child’s weight problem; as parent, you’ll want to help your child. While there is no one easy answer, this article will provide you with some practical recommendations that can help you deal with the problem.

    Avoid giving your child food as a reward for something good he or she has done. Your child will learn to associate the sweets with praises and accomplishments. And you’ll only be encouraging your child to be inactive if you use time in front of the computer or television as a reward. Think of other ways to use as a reward for your child. Consider planning family activities that aren’t just fun, but healthy as well. Make the rewards interesting and relative to accomplishments.

    Setting a good example for your kids is one of the most important ways to teach them a healthy way of life. If you or another family member is struggling with weight, it may be difficult for your child to lose weight. If this is how it is for your family, it’s a good idea to make weight loss a mission for the whole family. This is a wonderful excuse for the family to spend time together and engage in activities that will benefit everyone. When you neglect your own health, you are not setting a good example for your child. Your child is going to follow your lead so if you aren’t showing your child healthy habits, he or she won’t be developing healthy habits.

    Many children today are sedentary, spending hours in front of the television or playing computer games and not enough time engaged in active play. But because electronic devices like computers have become an integral part of modern life, many parents may find it hard to put a limit as to how much their children use these things. Today, computers are very much needed in doing schoolwork. Still, you shouldn’t simply let your child spend most of his or her time sitting in front of the television or the computer.

    Your child may be overweight now, but there is something you can do to help him or her get to a healthy weight. We’ve shared a few strategies you can use to help your child. Don’t hesitate to talk to a pediatrician if you’re not quite sure if your child has a weight problem or if his or her weight gain is just a normal part of his or her development.