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WHO Highlights Critical Role Of Nurses In Addressing Global Health
2013-03-20 15:35:50

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A report recently published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and co-author Dr Linda Sarna emphasizes the vital role of nurses and midwives in reducing the worldwide impact of non-communicable diseases (NCD). "The global burden of non-communicable diseases is already high and continues to grow in all regions of the world," said Sarna. "Nurses and midwives have the expertise to help individuals and communities...


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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