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2011-06-13 17:30:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. and ISTANBUL, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the annual meeting of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, in Istanbul, Turkey, doctors from the University Teaching Hospital in Pavia, Italy, reported on their success in treating patients with both gastrointestinal and skin disorders by testing for food sensitivities and avoiding reactive foods. Food sensitivity testing and dietary modification is increasingly recognized by researchers,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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