Latest Amy B. Middleman Stories

2010-02-09 07:00:00

Researchers report in the Feb. 8 issue of the journal Pediatrics that using a standard 1-inch needle to immunize obese adolescents against hepatitis B virus produces a much weaker effect than using a longer needle. Amy B. Middleman from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas wrote, "Obese youth achieve lower titers than average-weight peers in response to hepatitis B vaccine when a 1-inch needle is used." The goal of the study was to evaluate whether using a longer (1.5-inch) vs. a...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.