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2012-04-17 10:36:55

One out of every two women of reproductive age is overweight or obese. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, from the University of Ottawa (faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences) and from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute set out to discover if overweight or obese women are in fact more likely to give birth to above average weight babies, as reported in the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. "Obesity can become part of...

Omnivores Play For Both Teams
2012-04-17 10:34:47

Just because a bear prefers the taste of flesh today doesn´t mean it has always been so. A new study has investigated the previous eating habits of mammals, particularly omnivores, to discover how their eating habits have evolved. Large cats, such as lions and tigers are known carnivores, eating meat almost exclusively. On the other hand, other mammals such as cows, deer, and other livestock are herbivores, eating bark, grass, and fruit. Eating a mixture of plants and meat, however,...

2012-03-28 09:36:47

Study is a rare look at how price affects health care decisions for children – and finds higher out-of-pocket costs lead to less medicine use and more hospitalizations for children with asthma Health insurance policies that shift costs to patients through higher co-payments may have serious unintended consequences for children, including less use of effective treatments and an increased number of hospitalizations, according to a new study in JAMA by researchers from the Schaeffer...

2012-03-14 09:52:57

New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere and influences the weather. The movies, made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft when it flew by Jupiter in 2000, are part of an in-depth study conducted by a team of scientists and amateur astronomers led by Amy Simon-Miller at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and published in the April 2012...

2012-02-09 00:06:03

A description of the projects and studies resulting from a research partnership initiated in 2005 between Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, has been published in a recent issue of Health Promotion Practice. The partnership, which included three outreach cancer education projects and two pilot research studies aimed at reducing cancer health disparities in Hispanic populations in both Tampa and Ponce, was funded by the National Cancer...

2012-01-02 08:00:00

Research from experts at the University of Illinois and University of Florida shows those who are least ambitious often perform better than even more competitive goal-oriented individuals – if the task is fun. Fun, says Beth Bader, co-author of 'The Cleaner Plate Club,' may just be the key to resolutions we all can keep. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 As we enter the New Year, maybe its time to try a new approach with resolutions. The same-old pattern of resolving for a...

Image 1 - Nitrogen From Humans Pollutes Remote Lakes
2011-12-16 09:06:55

Nitrogen derived from human activities has polluted lakes throughout the Northern Hemisphere for more than a century and the fingerprint of these changes is evident even in remote lakes located thousands of miles from the nearest city, industrial area or farm. The findings, published in the journal Science Dec. 16, are based on historical changes in the chemical composition of bottom deposits in 36 lakes using an approach similar to aquatic archeology. More than three quarters of the...

2011-11-15 21:14:29

When the American Society of Criminology meets in Washington, D.C., later this week, UC´s top-ranked criminal justice program will serve as a strong research presence, with about 40 research papers and presentations. Topics range from possible links between problem landlords and crime to victimization within prison populations. What are the odds of victimization within prison populations? These and other research topics will be presented by University of Cincinnati criminal justice...

2011-11-03 07:00:00

Penny Wise: The Complete Guide to Saving Money with Online Penny Auctions, is the first complete handbook guide offering penny auction bidders clear, authentic information and tips on succeeding in the booming penny auction e-commerce sector. (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 Written by penny auction pro and a veteran journalist in the how-to tradition of the successful Dummies genre,Penny Wise is marked by detailed research, key-player interviews, cautionary notes, and solid, proven advice. Penny...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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