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2009-06-03 14:22:15

A Washington state high school student was arrested for allegedly lighting a marijuana cigarette during his English class, authorities said. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said the 17-year-old Gig Harbor student lit the joint after reading an essay on legalizing marijuana to his Peninsula High School class and proceeded to swallow the cannabis after taking a few puffs, Seattlepi.com reported Wednesday. The student was arrested by deputies and taken to juvenile detention.

2009-05-22 08:00:00

New Findings Released on the Third Annual Gout Awareness Day (May 22) NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society announced today that new survey results reveal alarming gaps in the public's awareness of gout, a painful and potentially debilitating form of arthritis that affects three to five million Americans. In a survey of more than 2,000 Americans, 65% of adults admitted to being "not at all knowledgeable" about gout and just over 70% did not know that...

2009-05-20 14:08:53

The ceremonial torch for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, resembles a hand-rolled marijuana joint, observers say. Unofficially designated British Columbia's largest cash crop, marijuana is popular in Canada's westernmost province, and the Toronto Star's bureau there said there's a lot of nudging and winking about the torch's similarity to a spliff. I'm sure the organizers didn't intend for it to look like a joint, but that's what a lot of people are seeing, said Jodie...

2009-04-16 11:35:00

FERNDALE, Wash., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellesse(R), a division of Botanical Laboratories, Inc., recently received the Corporate Sponsor of the Year award from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. The company, which manufactures liquid nutritional supplements that promote health and wellness, was honored for its ongoing support of the Foundation's efforts to support people living with arthritis and other related conditions. The award ceremony took place at the...

2009-03-13 09:38:35

 New research reveals men who get more vitamin C lower their chances of developing gout, a painful type of arthritis.A 20-year study of nearly 47,000 men revealed vitamin C appears to reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood.  Uric acid is a naturally occurring compound.  If it builds up, crystal deposits form in and around joints.  That leads to pain, inflammation and swelling associated with gout.Study authors identify gout as the most common type of inflammatory...

2009-03-04 10:19:04

British doctors say they're seeing an increase in the number of gout cases among younger people because of diets rich in meat and alcohol. Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood and results in acute attacks of arthritis in the joints. The metabolic disorder, once lampooned as a disease of the idle rich, increased by about 17 percent between 2007 and 2008, the Daily Telegraph reported. Doctors attribute the increase to the country's growing obesity rate. Dr. Kelsey Jordan of...

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2009-02-28 08:55:00

HiRISE finds fractured lavas before now seen only on Earth. Unique fractures in lavas on ancient Mars suggest water occasionally flooded portions of the planet's surface. The fractures, known as "columnar joints," are the first that have been observed on a planet other than Earth. "Columnar joints form as cooling lava contracts," said Moses Milazzo, a geophysicist with the U. S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Team in Flagstaff. The characteristics of the column-like fractures can help...

2009-02-14 13:27:05

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for gout, the first new prescription for the painful condition in 40 years, its maker says. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. of Deerfield, Ill., said Friday its Uloric drug has been approved by the FDA for the more than 5 million U.S. victims of gout, a malady characterized by intense pain, inflammation and warmth in affected joints, the Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper said most doctors use well-established...

2009-01-29 19:04:10

In the absence of existing joint injury there is no increased risk of osteoarthritis from exercise, U.S. and German researchers said. Although exercise is widely promoted as being beneficial for weight control, disease management in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as psychological well-being, there is a perception that exercise is potentially deleterious to one's joints, lead researcher Dr. David Hunter of New England Baptist Hospital said. Researchers from Boston and Ainring,...

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2009-01-27 13:27:49

Non-elite level activity does not increase risk of osteoarthritis There is no good evidence supporting a harmful effect of exercise on joints in the setting of normal joints and regular exercise, according to a review of studies published in this month's issue of the Journal of Anatomy. Exercise is an extremely popular leisure-time activity in many countries throughout the Western world and has for many become part of the modern lifestyle. It is widely promoted in as being beneficial for...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.