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2012-05-31 11:39:24

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an agent that in lab tests protected the skin and lungs from fibrosis, a process that can ultimately end in organ failure and even death because the damaged tissue becomes scarred and can no longer function properly. The findings were published today in Science Translational Medicine. There are no effective therapies for life-threatening illnesses such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis,...

2012-05-23 05:36:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Boston University researchers found that sarcoidosis accounts for 25 percent of deaths among women in the Black Women´s Health Study who have the disease. Sarcoidosis causes inflammation in the lungs, lymph nodes, liver, skin and other tissues and stems from unknown causes. Patients affected are typically between the ages of 20 and 40 years old and are more likely to be affected if a close blood relative has the disease. It is most often associated with...

2012-05-22 05:22:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — There has always been a large focus on testing new treatments for cancer and disease, but a new study on Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) sheds light on the importance of testing standard treatment, as it could present fatal risks as well. IPF is a progressive lung-scarring disease that affects nearly 100,000 Americans and robs the patients´ ability to breathe freely. Its causes are not clear, making it an "idiopathic" disease, and it is considered...

2012-05-22 05:21:53

( Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bones are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. As you age you can lose bone faster than you make bone. Now, a new study says male patients with pulmonary disease have a higher prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis. "While post-menopausal women are routinely screened for osteoporosis, men are not," Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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