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2014-05-09 13:54:05

BMJ-British Medical Journal Death toll may be higher because of exodus of displaced persons to other locales Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may have been responsible for up to half of all recorded stillbirths in the worst hit areas, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. And the true fetal death toll may even be higher, because of the displacement of people whose homes and way of life were destroyed, suggest the authors. Hurricane...

2012-07-25 23:03:15

In response to a rising Houston housing market, BuildZoom announces the public availability of the top rated home improvement contractors in Houston. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 The housing market in Houston, Texas continues to move in a positive direction. According to the Houston Association of Realtors, the median price for a single-family home hit an all-time high in June for the second month in a row. In response to increasing demand from Houston-area homeowners, BuildZoom is...

2012-07-20 23:01:31

Amerejuve MedSpa launches Houston´s Hairiest Celebrity Contest: Offers $1,000 in cash and prizes to a randomly chosen voter. (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Amerejuve Inc., a subsidiary of American Rejuvenation Centers and Houston´s #1 medspa, announced today the launch of Houston´s Hairiest Celebrity Contest. The contest, which runs in conjunction with Houston´s Hairiest Contest, is a fun and entertaining initiative that aims to raise awareness about Amerejuve´s...


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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