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2014-10-30 12:28:38

Caution That Reduced Investment in Cancer Innovation Is Harming Patients WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even before the next Congress is formally elected, a national group of healthcare stakeholders called the Cancer Innovation Coalition (CIC) took the unusual step of going to Capitol Hill to call for early legislative and regulatory action in 2015 that will reinvigorate cancer innovation in the U.S. The reason, according to a panel of leading cancer...

2014-10-28 23:14:53

As Public Health Preoccupies Americans, Foundation that Fights Deadly Infections Honored Leaders for Significant Contributions to Clostridium Difficile Treatment, Research and Patient Advocacy Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 On Friday, October 24, the Peggy Lillis Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a nationwide Clostridium difficile awareness movement, hosted its 5th Annual FIGHT C. DIFF Gala at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York. The event...

2014-10-28 12:28:49

In hypothetical matchups against Democratic candidates, moderate Republicans fare better than those backed by the Tea Party NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With only a week to go until the midterm election, Americans continue to show consistently low opinions of Congress. Last month 7% of Americans gave Congress positive ratings and this month 8% do so, while 92% of Americans give them negative marks on the overall job they are doing....

2014-10-24 12:26:25

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest educational meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 26-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Clinical Congress provides a prime opportunity for writers, editors, and producers who cover the health care and/or health policy beats to provide the latest information for their readers or viewers in topic areas such as: --...

2014-10-23 08:36:46

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first data in a study transplanting its neural stem cells in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease was presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, yesterday, in Boston, MA. In a late-breaking science oral presentation titled, "Peri-hippocampal stem cell transplantation rescues cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease," Osama N. Kashlan, MD, of the departments of...

2014-10-22 12:26:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hill, the publication of record for Congress, the Executive, policy makers and thought leaders across the country, today launched its newest policy vertical on cybersecurity, providing breaking news and bipartisan analysis on the politics and policies of cybersecurity. The vertical is now available at thehill.com. The new vertical is an essential resource in the rapidly expanding field of cybersecurity, with critical...

2014-10-22 12:23:25

Experienced Policy Leader to Guide Engagement with Congress, Administration WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) today announced the appointment of Arvin Ganesan as vice president of federal policy. Ganesan joins AEE after serving as deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153544LOGO Profiled by National Journal as one of 250 most influential...

2014-10-20 12:26:23

Informed Voting App makes it easy for Voters to find Candidates worthy of their Votes. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ask most Americans of voting age: "Who's running for Congress in your voting district?" Most likely, you'll get a lot of blank stares because most Americans don't even know who their current Congressperson is, let alone which Congressional District number they live in, or which Candidates are running for Congress in their district on November 4(th). For...

2014-10-16 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Truck Safety Coalition today released the results of a survey today released the results of a survey conducted by Lake Research Partners demonstrating overwhelming public opposition, 80%, to Congress raising the number of hours a semi-truck driver is allowed to work in a week. This issue was recently brought to public attention after a semi-truck driver crashed into a limobus injuring Tracy Morgan and...

2014-10-16 12:24:25

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck addresses the rapid growth in furnace production with its high temperature materials and fabricated components engineered for furnace applications. Join H.C. Starck at the Heat Treatment Congress 2014 in Cologne, Germany, October 22-24 to view our wide-range of products for the heat treating industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91427 H.C. Starck's product portfolio offers solutions for furnace repairs and...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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