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2010-05-03 08:05:00

Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research shows that this may not always be necessary. "Cholesterol testing can be very difficult for families," said Asheley C. Skinner, PhD, lead author of the study presented Sunday, May 2 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "When having to fast, this almost always means the child has to return on another morning for the test, which can be very...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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