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2005-07-13 14:19:23

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to earlier reports, everyday exposure to phthalates -- chemical plasticizers used extensively in household products and in certain medical products -- may not have harmful effects on fertility in young men, a new study shows. Previous studies suggested that low levels of phthalate exposure could adversely affect human semen, the authors explain in a report in Epidemiology, a medical journal, but high doses of phthalates are required to...

2005-06-08 18:28:08

Boston, MA - Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), two Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) whose care entailed the use of medical devices containing di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) had high levels of this compound in their bodies. In addition, in one of the first reports of its kind, the investigators found among the infants a direct relationship between these...


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Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands
2013-03-04 13:34:45

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located anterior to the trachea and inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It is butterfly shaped with three lobes that make it the largest endocrine organ in the body. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism by regulating how quickly the body uses energy, proteins, and hormones. The two lateral lobes are connected by the middle lobe called the isthmus, which lies directly on top of the trachea. The entire gland is enclosed in a...

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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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