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2009-05-25 15:12:25

A U.S. urologist reports seeing an increase in young children with kidney stones -- something more often seen in middle-aged men. Dr. Gary Faerber of the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor says modern diet and lifestyle are probably at fault. I am seeing more and more children who have kidney stones, Faerber says in a statement. It's a real phenomenon. Family history of kidney stones is a significant risk factor, but Faerber says consuming sugar-filled drinks and fast-food...

2009-05-04 07:10:00

High sodium diets, sedentary lifestyles and not drinking enough water are to blame. ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare saying that 3-year-old Emma was complaining of back pain, she never dreamt the cause would be a condition often associated with middle aged men: kidney stones. "They said that Emma was doubled over in pain and saying that her back hurt her," says Garnes. Garnes took her to the pediatrician, who...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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