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2011-11-18 06:58:30

Say what?! You heard right, nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe, it may make communication difficult. The findings suggest that many more people than previously thought are affected by this condition.

Nearly 1-in-5 Americans Have Hearing Loss
2011-11-15 06:34:04

According to a new study, about a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult.

2011-10-05 15:15:42

A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, say they may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood.

2011-08-25 21:37:31

Temporary staff members working in a hospital's fast-paced emergency department are twice as likely as permanent employees to be involved in medication errors that harm patients.

2011-08-03 13:03:27

A combination of several well-known safety procedures could greatly reduce patient-harming errors in the use of radiation to treat cancer, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers.

2011-07-07 14:55:35

Johns Hopkins and South African scientists have further compelling evidence that new, simpler and shorter treatments with antibiotic drugs could dramatically help prevent tens of millions of people worldwide already infected with the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis, and especially those co-infected with HIV, from developing full-blown TB.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.