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2010-07-18 23:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduced in the U.S. 10 years ago appears to reduce pneumonia and serious associated complications, such as blood infections, in the vaccine's target range, children less than a year old, according to new research. However, pneumonia and associated complications, including a lung infection called empyema, increased in older children, the study found. The results also show a narrowing of racial...

2009-09-04 16:12:35

Washing critically ill patients with the same solution doctors use to scrub in can dramatically reduce blood infections, researchers in Maryland said. A daily wash with chlorhexidine glutonate is a cheap and effective means of protecting patients from so-called "super bugs, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, said. Johns Hopkins found a daily application of 4 percent chlorhexidine glutonate in solution reduced blood infections by as much as 73 percent. Blood infections occur in...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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