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Alcohol Price Increases Drops Mortality Rate
2013-02-08 12:16:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new data released this week, a drop in alcohol-related deaths was seen in Canada after the minimum alcohol price was increased. British Columbia researchers carried out a study to determine what happened once prices of alcohol increased in Canada. They found that between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of deaths caused by alcohol had dropped. During the study, the team used three categories of death associated with...

Drunk Birds Have A Long Way To Fall
2012-11-04 06:57:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A dozen dead blackbirds, discovered last summer by officials in northwestern England who feared they had been abused, had actually sustained their fatal injuries after getting drunk on fermented berries. According to a Saturday report by The Telegraph's Medical Editor Rebecca Smith, police investigating an incident at a grade school in Cumbria county discovered a total of 13 young birds, including one which was still alive, but...

Beer Consumed Faster From Curved Containers
2012-09-01 07:55:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online How quickly a person drinks beer depends upon the shape of the glass the alcoholic beverage is contained in, researchers from the University of Bristol claim as part of a new study. According to Steven Morris of the Guardian, the researchers discovered that it took beer drinkers nearly half the time to empty a curved glass than it did to finish the liquid contained in a straight glass. Morris reported that it took an average of 12...

Microneedles May Aid In Eye-Related Illnesses
2012-07-24 13:39:03

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Needles are used by acupuncturists for therapeutic purposes, and new research shows that a specially developed needle can help treat illnesses related to the eye. The microneedles could be used to treat diseases like macular degeneration that hurts tissues in the back of the eyes. The research will be especially beneficial for the elderly population who have an eye-related disease as pharmaceutical companies who are working on...

2012-07-21 23:01:52

In 2012, the fastest growing trend in Oklahoma is abuse of prescription drugs, not the ones most people are used to but the right rehab program can handle either one. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) July 21, 2012 When it comes to drug abuse in Oklahoma, most people have heard plenty about drinking and driving and homemade methamphetamine. While these problems are still sending people to drug rehabilitation centers around the state, the newest addition to the roster of drug problems is prescription...

Medicaid Fraud Bust Goes Down In New York
2012-07-18 08:19:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of individuals was recently busted in New York for a drug fraud scheme related to Medicaid prescriptions. According to NBC New York, the individuals allegedly bought medication that was legally prescribed to Medicaid participants, used a number of middlemen to move the pills, and then resold the prescription drugs repackaged to a number of pharmacies for a hefty profit. Approximately 48 people have been charged for being...

Dentist Exposed Thousands To Possible HIV Infection
2012-07-15 09:20:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An ongoing malpractice investigation centering on a Denver, Colorado oral surgeon has uncovered evidence that he reused syringes and needles, potentially putting thousands of patients at risk of contracting hepatitis or the HIV virus, state health officials revealed on Friday. Officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have sent letters to 8,000 patients of dentist Stephen Stein, suggesting that they...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.