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2010-10-15 16:06:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of American Publishers (AAP) pledged to continue its collaboration with the New York higher education community to help students and universities reduce colleges dropout rates, following the release of a report emphasizing the true economic costs of college freshman attrition in the state. In a report released this week, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) found that $403 million was spent by the state of New York from 2003 to...

2010-10-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of American Publishers (AAP) pledged to continue its collaboration with the higher education community to help students and universities reduce colleges' dropout rates following the release of a report emphasizing the true economic costs of college freshman attrition. In a report released this week, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) found that state and federal governments spend more than $9 billion - including $6.2 billion in...

2010-09-22 19:50:16

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Academy of Periodontology suggest more American adults may have gum disease; previous estimates underestimate periodontal disease in the US population. The prevalence of periodontal disease in the United States may be significantly higher than originally estimated. Research published in the Journal of Dental Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) suggests that...

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2010-09-09 09:50:00

Too many doctors and nurses ignore recommendations to receive annual flu shots, leading the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to release a new policy statement calling for "the implementation of a mandatory influenza immunization policy for all health care personnel (HCP)." The Academy, which released the new policy statement on Wednesday, "has recommended for years that all HCP be immunized annually against influenza," according to an AAP News article by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., FAAP,...

2010-07-01 09:15:00

OPEN LETTER TO TASK FORCE MEMBERS SAYS FAILING TO GIVE SAME PROTECTIONS TO BOYS AND GIRLS IS "EXTRAORDINARY BETRAYAL" OF MEDICAL ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) short-lived call to amend the national ban on female genital cutting, Intact America - the largest organization championing all children's human right to an intact body - published an open letter to an AAP Task Force on Circumcision...

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2010-06-24 11:00:11

There is great confusion among the scientific community about whether women who are drug abusers should breast feed their babies. In order to shed some light on this issue, scientists from various Spanish hospitals and research centers are reviewing the methods used to detect substances in breast milk, their adverse effects, and the recommendations that mothers should follow in this month's issue of the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. "The general recommendation is to totally...

2010-05-27 14:17:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International human rights organization Equality Now welcomes the AAP's decision to withdraw its ill-conceived revised policy statement on female genital mutilation (FGM) issued on April 26, 2010. The new policy statement essentially promoted Type IV FGM, as categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and suggested that federal and state laws might be more effective if they "enabled pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a...

2010-05-27 11:42:00

CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has retired its 2010 policy statement on female genital cutting (FGC). The AAP Board of Directors has approved the following as AAP policy on FGC: "The AAP reaffirms its strong opposition to FGC and counsels its members not to perform such procedures. As typically practiced, FGC can be life-threatening. Little girls who escape death are still vulnerable to sterility, infection, and psychological trauma....

2010-05-06 13:38:00

AAP Issues Statement Same Day That Congressmembers Introduce Bill To Ban Transporting Minor Girls Beyond American Borders for Purpose of Female Genital Mutilation Same Human Rights Protection That Girls Enjoy Under Federal Law Must Be Extended To Boys, Intact America's Founder and Director Argues TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The founder and director of Intact America, which has been campaigning to change the way America thinks about male circumcision, today blasted...

2010-05-05 10:56:00

EQUALITY NOW CALLS ON AAP TO REVOKE ELEMENTS OF ITS 2010 POLICY STATEMENT THAT ENDORSES PEDIATRICIANS' "NICKING" OF GIRLS' GENITALIA NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International human rights organization Equality Now is stunned by a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which essentially promotes female genital mutilation (FGM) and advocates for "federal and state laws [to] enable pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a 'ritual...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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