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2014-09-26 08:25:03

HONG KONG, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company will hold its 2014 annual general meeting of shareholders at its Hong Kong office at 48/F, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, at 9:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time on December 11, 2014 (8:00 a.m....

2014-09-25 20:22:29

Feeling self-conscious about your intimate area? Beverly Hills Physicians can help with these health and beauty tips LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The kind of aesthetic and health-based treatments performed by the specialists at Beverly Hills Physicians have been met with increasing acceptance in recent years. However, procedures that improve the appearance and quality of a woman's intimate area, like vaginal rejuvenation in Oxnard and throughout Southern California, are still...

2014-09-25 08:28:14

Be The Match On Campus® Chapters Launch Grassroots "Don't Hope. Act." Campaign to Motivate Students to Help Save Lives MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at campuses across the nation are joining forces in a grassroots movement to spread an unexpected and powerful message: Hope doesn't cure blood cancer--action does. Be The Match On Campus chapters across the country are organizing rallies and other events as part of the "Don't Hope. Act." campaign, which...

2014-09-23 23:06:36

A Maryland jury decided against hospital's theory that a mother's natural forces of labor caused a permanent injury in this shoulder dystocia case. The birthing malpractice left the now toddler with permanent brachial plexus injury to her posterior arm. Timonium, Maryland (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The University of Maryland Medical System was ordered by the jury of the Baltimore City Circuit Court to pay $3 million for negligence during the delivery of a seven-pound baby with a...

2014-09-23 08:26:02

- Research Shows that Labor Induction, Used in 1-in-4 U.S. Births, Can Create a 'Cascade of Significant Medical Issues' For Mothers & Babies, While Costlier to Patients and Insurance Providers - WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is medically necessary. Approximately...

2014-09-22 08:29:37

Research explores the benefits of using autologous cord blood stem cells for children with Cerebral Palsy NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that it has provided funding to support a clinical trial investigating the efficacy of autologous umbilical cord blood for the treatment of pediatric patients with cerebral palsy. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140919/147316 This trial is being conducted under the direction of an internationally...

2014-09-16 23:15:07

The Goal: To have end of life education and training available to everyone from anywhere in the world. Pine Plains, New York (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Truth About End Of Life Wishes: A National Gallup Poll by the Hospice Organization found that nine out of ten people who were terminally ill wanted to die at home. The same poll found that the number one fear of the dying patient is that they did not want to be a burden to their family. "We have reached a time in our society that...

2014-09-10 16:26:28

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- September is designated as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The federal health observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenges presented by childhood cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents ages 1 to 19 years old in the United States. Pediatric patients with blood cancers have diseased...

2014-09-08 08:31:30

Pattern recognition and decision support augment learning environment in L&D while enhancing safety for mothers and babies CRANBURY, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a decision aimed at enhancing patient safety and improving outcomes while fulfilling its mission as a teaching institution, University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City today entered into an agreement to purchase PeriGen's(®) PeriCALM(® )solution suite for labor and delivery (L&D)....

2014-09-05 08:24:01

Recent New York Times article generates fury of protest from clinicians NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent article in the New York Times about the use of antidepressants by pregnant women resulted in a fury of protest from clinicians. "The article is likely to foster unnecessary fear among women who struggle with mood disorders who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The implication that women idly choose to start or to remain on antidepressants such as Selective...


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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'