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2010-07-12 12:50:00

Thousands of children with high levels of LDL cholesterol are going untreated, as current guidelines exclude as many as 10-percent of those who could benefit from medication, according to a new study completed by researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown. According to a July 12 Time Magazine article, "Current government recommendations suggest screening for high cholesterol in children with a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol (with at least one parent...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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