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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Infections On The Rise, CDC Warns
2013-03-06 08:32:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While bacterial infections are a relatively common occurrence throughout US hospitals, federal health officials have warned they are on the rise and becoming more resilient, and are urging all healthcare facilities around the country to be on guard. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its new Vital Signs report on Tuesday, reporting that so-called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)...


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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