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2014-04-23 08:29:49

Signs and Prevention of Meningitis that Every College-Bound Student Should Know TOPEKA, Kan., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2004, Andy Marso was preparing to graduate from the University of Kansas with a journalism degree. One night he went to bed early with flu-like symptoms. The next morning he could not walk and there was a strange purple rash on his arms. By that night he was in intensive care, flown by helicopter to the university's medical center in septic...

2014-02-09 04:20:17

LONDON, February 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL photographer and artist Anne Geddes invites us to take a fresh look at disability, with three new thought-provoking portraits of UK children who have lost limbs to meningitis. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140209/668113-c ) Amber Travers (5),...

Meningitis Outbreak At UCSB Results In Double Foot Amputation
2013-12-04 07:15:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A bacterial meningitis outbreak that has been sweeping its way across Princeton University, infecting at least eight students since earlier this year, is now on the loose at University of California Santa Barbara. UCSB authorities say a fourth student has come down with a strain of meningitis similar to the one that has been ongoing at Princeton in New Jersey. While students on the east coast have all received care and have made...

Princeton University Students To Get Imported Meningitis Vaccine
2013-11-18 07:16:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small, but worrisome meningitis outbreak that has affected several people at Princeton University has left school health officials looking for a vaccine that is not available in the United States. On November 10, 2013, a seventh student this year fell ill from bacterial meningitis at Princeton, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH). The meningitis has been identified as “Type B,” which is not covered by a...

2013-10-08 11:53:13

Bruno Mourvillier, M.D., of the Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether treatment with hypothermia would improve the functional outcome of comatose patients with bacterial meningitis compared with standard care. Among adults with bacterial meningitis, the death rate and frequency of neurologic complications are high, indicating the need for new therapeutic approaches. Clinical trials of patients with trauma who were...

Princeton University Giving Out Plastic Cups To Help Prevent Meningitis
2013-09-22 08:24:54

[ Watch the Video: Princeton To Fight Meningitis By Handing Out Red Cups ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Following an outbreak of bacterial meningitis on campus last spring, Princeton University is distributing 5,000 plastic cups to help convince students to not share drinks with one another. According to the Associated Press (AP), the New Jersey-based institution is providing students with 5,000 red cups that contain the message “Mine. Not Yours.”...

2013-04-24 12:02:58

In a study that included nearly 3,000 adults from Denmark, a diagnosis of meningococcal, pneumococcal, or Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in childhood was associated with lower educational achievement and economic self-sufficiency in adult life, according to a study in the April 24 issue of JAMA. Bacterial meningitis may lead to brain damage due to several factors, and survivors of childhood bacterial meningitis are at particular risk of hearing loss, seizure disorders, motor deficits,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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