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2009-05-19 08:45:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IntraHealth International will highlight its commitment to leveraging technology to benefit the people of the developing world during the 36th annual International Conference on Global Health in Washington D.C., May 26-30. Hosted by the Global Health Council, this year's conference, "New Technologies + Proven Strategies = Healthy Communities," focuses on the ways in which technologies in combination with best practices and evidence-based...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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