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2014-04-16 12:15:13

Highest Association Found During First Trimester Exposure for Autism and Third Trimester Exposure for Developmental Delays In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study,...

2013-08-08 23:24:50

It was recently announced that Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with life-threatening and rare conditions. Johns Hopkins went live earlier this year on Critical Response Systems (CRS), critical messaging solution that utilizes the M1503 Pager. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 It was recently announced that Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with...

2011-10-05 15:11:28

Interactive video games, already known to improve motor function in recovering stroke patients, appear to safely enhance physical therapy for patients in intensive care units (ICU), new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. In a report published online in the Journal of Critical Care, researchers studied the safety and feasibility of using video games to complement regular physical therapy in the ICU. “Patients admitted to our medical intensive care unit are very sick and, despite...

2011-06-13 12:35:48

Findings also solve long-standing paradox Cells grow abundant when oxygen is available, and generally stop when it is scarce. Although this seems straightforward, no direct link ever has been established between the cellular machinery that senses oxygen and that which controls cell division. Now, in the June 10 issue of Molecular Cell, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that the MCM proteins, which promote cell division, also directly control the oxygen-sensing HIF-1 protein. "It's always...

2009-07-27 06:35:00

Researchers from the John Hopkins School of Medicine have discovered a new type of cell used for vision in fish.The report, which appears in the journal Nature, explains how researchers found a retinal horizontal cell that senses light and contributes to vision."This is mind-boggling," says King-Wai Yau, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience at John Hopkins."For more than 100 years, it's been known that rod cells and cone cells are responsible for sensing light, and therefore, vision," says Yau....

2008-12-31 08:00:00

A new study released today by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that teens who make a pledge of abstinence until they marry are just as likely to engage in premarital sex as those who don't. Furthermore, those making a "virginity pledge" are substantially less likely to use condoms and other birth control methods. The study is based on a new analysis of data from a large federal survey. It found that more 50 percent of young people became sexually active before marriage,...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By John Hopkins, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--Leo Lestino took a closer look at the ground Monday as he sat at a picnic table at City View Park in Virginia Beach. There are posted signs warning about fire ants, but Lestino hadn't noticed them until Monday. Then the 25-year-old Regent University student thought about the teeming playgrounds nearby. "There are a lot of kids out here playing around," he said. "Everybody brings their kids here. I think they're oblivious to the...

2008-07-17 09:01:20

By JOHN HOPKINS By John Hopkins The Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake Police have collected DNA evidence from a 48-year-old South Norfolk man accused of sexually abusing a comatose patient at a Chesapeake nursing home. In a search warrant filed in Chesapeake Circuit Court, police said they seized saliva samples from Mark S. Albright in their investigation into the abuse of a female patient at Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center, in the 600 block of Kingsborough Square off North...

2006-10-25 15:01:16

Schumarry H. Chao, MD, MBA, president of SHC & Associates, Inc. and John Hopkins, RPh, president and CEO, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, have both accepted appointments to the board of trustees of the Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy for two year terms. The Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy is the sister organization of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) providing research and educational opportunities in the field of managed care pharmacy. Cynthia J. Pigg, RPh, MHA,...

2006-06-23 10:10:55

ASSEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - American John Hopkins grabbed the first pole position of his MotoGP career at the Dutch Grand Prix on Friday when injured world champion Valentino Rossi struggled to make the race grid. Rossi will start in 18th and last position. He struggled to control his bike after injuring his hand on Thursday in a crash and will decide on Saturday whether to race. Riding a Suzuki, Hopkins robbed Japan's Shinya Nakano of his first pole in the dying seconds of...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'