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Health News Archive - February 19, 2010

An international group of medical experts has crafted a much-needed classification system for diabetic nephropathy, the leading cause of total kidney failure.

Socioeconomic status can affect life expectancy, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher said in a study published Feb 18.

LAVAL, QC, and PRINCETON, NJ, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc.

Seniors' group urges older Americans to petition for an accurate CPI for Seniors WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 95 percent of the 800 seniors who were surveyed by RetireSafe recently said Social Security benefits have not kept up with the actual cost-of-living over the last five years.

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A UCSF team, led by bioethicist Bernard Lo, MD, recommends that the National Institutes of Health ethics guidelines for embryonic stem cell research be modified to better protect the rights of individuals donating egg or sperm to patients undergoing in vitro fertilization.

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) today announced that executives of WebMD are scheduled to participate at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference 2010 on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 12:40 p.m. ET.

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Malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Yet, how Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, regulates its infectious cycle has remained an enigma despite decades of rigorous research.

Research into the social and environmental effects on communities that are economically dependent on oil and gas industries has revealed "social dysfunction and biological impoverishment."

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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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