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2013-06-28 13:10:34

Study examines survival rates linked with different dialysis procedures to access the blood Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what's considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis compared with younger patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that vascular access procedures should be tailored to individual dialysis patients in the...

2013-05-25 23:02:14

Long-time spokesperson Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with The Draw Shop to create a video that raises awareness of a debilitating and shame-inducing medical condition that affects women in developing countries. (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 It´s an issue few people want to talk about: obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that affects approximately 2 million women in the developing world. Women who suffer this injury give birth to stillborn babies 90% of...

2013-05-24 23:32:54

These remarks from Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant mark the United Nations' first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, on May 23, 2013. The day marks the 10th anniversary of UNFPA's Campaign to End Fistula, of which The Fistula Foundation is a partner. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 In September of 1994, the world community gathered in Cairo for the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It was the largest intergovernmental conference on population...


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.'