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2012-08-05 23:02:56

InsidersHealth launches “Health Starts With Mom” a contest (deadline August 13, 2012) and ongoing media campaign to educate about the lifelong benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2012. Breastfeeding, the only way to feed infants until infant formula emerged in the mid-19th Century, prevents major diseases, increases IQ, and protects mothers from breast cancer, yet many women are encouraged to feed formula...

2011-08-10 16:21:00

Vulnerable premature babies will have access to life saving donor milk NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major humanitarian effort, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Quick International Courier and Prolacta Bioscience(®) carried and delivered 5,000 ounces of donor breast milk from Monrovia, California to Cape Town, South Africa, today. The shipment, the fifth so far to Cape Town, and the first of two this year, will be given to...

2011-08-03 12:37:00

Experts believe breast milk is still best, especially for premature babies. Hospital encourages moms to donate excess milk to local milk bank HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because of the proven health benefits for infants, Texas Children's Hospital advocates feeding breast milk to babies and encourages breastfeeding moms nationwide to donate to their local milk bank. Not only does the hospital provide numerous breastfeeding support services, it also follows a protocol...

2011-02-24 10:45:00

Homes for the Homeless Launches Milk from the Heart to Distribute Free Fresh Milk to Needy NYC Families with Goal of One Million Quarts Served in 2011 NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Years ago the milk truck and neighborhood milkman were a common sight but flash to 2011 and a new type of milkman is on the scene, one who gives out free fresh milk to families with children in poor neighborhoods throughout New York City through the newly launched Milk from the Heart, a...


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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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