Latest GRAEME SMITH Stories

2013-09-20 11:23:28

Preeclampsia (PE) is a high blood pressure disorder that occurs during pregnancy and which can cause illness or death for the fetus and mother-to-be. There is currently no cure except to deliver the fetus, perhaps prematurely, or remove the placenta, a key organ that binds the pair. Women who smoke during pregnancy have been found to have as much as a 33 percent lower rate of preeclampsia for reasons that are unclear. A new study using an animal model to mimic key effects of PE in humans, and...

2008-11-06 15:00:28

High blood pressure during pregnancy could be a woman's earliest warning that she is at risk of developing heart disease, Canadian researchers said. Graeme Smith of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, said this type of high blood pressure -- pre-eclampsia -- occurs in 5 percent to 10 percent of all pregnancies. However, most physicians are unaware of the connection between pre-eclampsia and the risk for future cardiovascular problems and fail to follow up with screening tests, Smith...

2008-06-25 18:00:00

By VICKY ANDERSON A FORMER Juice FM DJ is the face of a hard-hitting week of programmes on a new interactive youth channel owned by Al Gore. Current TV, on Sky channel 193 and Virgin Media 155 on cable, is currently hosting its Wasted season, hosted by Graeme Smith, and focusing on a different drug each night. Smith said: "It shows a more balanced view. We wanted to give the real story, as a lot of people in our target audience taking drugs need to know where they stand in law, the...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'