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2009-08-05 00:47:45

Social stress may cause the body to deposit more fat in the abdominal cavity, increasing the harmful buildup of plaque in blood vessels, U.S. researchers say. Much of the excess fat in many people who are overweight is located in the abdomen, and that fat behaves differently than fat in other locations, principal investigator Carol A. Shively of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine says in a statement. Obesity is directly related to lower socioeconomic status in Western societies, as...

2009-03-10 09:33:50

A 7-year-old girl New York girl is doing well after having six of her organs removed in an effort to remove a cancerous tumor, doctors said. She was scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday, a month after having undergone the risky, yet apparently successful, procedure. The surgery, believed to be the first in a child and the second in the world, involved the removal and partial re-implantation of six organs. The 23-hour procedure, which began Feb. 6, was lead by Dr. Tomoaki Kato...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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