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2010-09-28 10:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that he has appointed Michael K. Huff, R.N., as acting Secretary of Health, effective Oct. 1. Huff, who will be the first registered nurse to lead the Pennsylvania Department of Health, currently is the department's deputy secretary for health planning and assessment. "Michael Huff is tremendously dedicated to the health of Pennsylvania's citizens and to the department he will lead," said...

2008-10-04 21:00:17

By Dhananjay Mahapatra NEW DELHI: If the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has so far mobilised $700 million to fight the AIDS menace, the health ministry has gone beyond its mandate and requested the concerned ministries for making available free transport, BPL cards and extension of the NREGA scheme to the socially stigmatised 2.5 million HIV positive people. Even before NACO got the Supreme Court's stamp of approval on Wednesday on its scheme stepping up medical facilities to...

2008-09-24 00:00:27

Scotland's health secretary says proposed waiting-time guarantees means some National Health Service patients could be sent to other countries for surgery. Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said patients referred for surgery will have to be treated within a 12-week legal guarantee, which means patients might have to be sent overseas for treatment, the Scotsman newspaper reported Tuesday. "That could mean another (National Health Service) board ... potentially the existing private...

2008-08-24 18:00:25

Our story last week about the DIY revolution by fed-up nurses who have improved efficiency in their hospitals won widespread support... WELL DONE to the nurses - and well done to Health Secretary Alan Johnson for finding pounds 50million to help the rest of the NHS follow suit. If this works out, then the NHS won't be the money drain it has been accused of being in the past. Jack Amer, Great Yarmouth, PAPERWORK overtaking hands-on care was costing lives, so I'm glad the healthcare...

2008-06-19 18:00:35

HEALTH Secretary Alan Johnson has hit back at North East doctors concerned that a controversial shake-up could herald the death of traditional GP surgeries. He said super-surgeries ordered for every part of England were about "patient convenience and patient choice" amid claims they will damage care by forcing traditional GP practices out of business. Concerns focus on existing family doctors close to new clinics and in rural areas - with the Conservatives claiming more than 60 could be...

2008-06-14 00:00:31

SCARBOROUGH Hospital had to turn away patients after running out of beds just as an NHS jury went out to consider its verdict on moves to centralise more services on the site. Independent experts on NHS service changes, the Independent Review Panel, have been investigating plans by Scarborough Hospital to take over maternity services currently provided at Whitby, Malton and Bridlington as well as the cardio monitoring unit at Bridlington. Only hours after the panel announced its report...


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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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