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2011-06-06 20:03:50

Patients in the intensive care unit who do not tolerate adequate nutrition from tube feeding should wait a week before receiving intravenous (IV) feeding because, compared with early IV feeding, it enhances recovery from critical illness. Results of a new multicenter study from Belgium will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "These findings have enormous impact for improving quality and reducing the cost of medical care for critically ill...

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2011-02-24 09:00:00

Air pollution is responsible for more heart attacks worldwide than cocaine, according to a new study published by Belgian researchers this week in the medical journal The Lancet. Scientists at Hasselt University and the Catholic University of Leuven claim that traffic fumes and dirty air trigger more than eight times as many heart attacks than the illicit drug, Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams wrote on Thursday. Additionally, by looking at what they call "final straw" risk...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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