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2012-06-26 14:25:57

A break from school shouldn't be a break from physical activity, say experts at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. They advise parents to find the time and opportunities for children to stay physically active. Moderate to vigorous activity "Eating healthy is only one part of the equation. Burning calories is also important for children to maintain a healthy lifestyle," said Dr. William Wong, professor of...

2012-06-05 23:03:15

Revolutionary dietary supplement from Neogenis® Labs supported struggling teen´s circulation and helped his body normalize blood pressure. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 In the spring of 2010, Baylor College of Medicine's (BCM) Dr. Brendan Lee received a desperate email from the mother of one of his patients. The teen — who had been Lee's patient for most of his life — was in hypertensive crisis and none of the usual treatments could bring his blood pressure down to...

2012-06-04 17:21:14

Some neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy are associated with the inability to repair the chronic destruction of myelin sheaths that surround the core of a nerve fiber and function to speed transmission of nerve impulses. To better understand the failure to remyelinate these nerves in disorders involving loss of these sheaths, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine examined how myelin forms during development. They found that a transcription factor known...

2012-06-04 14:45:19

Dr. Alan J. Garber, professor of medicine and endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine, was elected president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at its 21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, on Saturday, May 27. "As president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, I will ensure the continued success of the organization toward the development and implementation of both innovative and established strategies for successful...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'