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2014-06-30 12:32:40

Dr. Kouchner to be Honored by Biopharmaceutical Leaders at The Prix Galien USA Award Ceremony on October 28th in New York City NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Awards Committee announced today that Doctors Without Borders founder Bernard Kouchner, MD, humanitarian, physician, and former French Foreign Minister, will receive the 2014 Pro Bono Humanum Award at the eighth annual Prix Galien USA Awards ceremony. The Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes ground-breaking...

'Unprecedented' Ebola Outbreak Sweeping Across Parts Of West Africa
2014-04-01 10:23:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An “unprecedented” outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) has spread throughout Guinea and beyond with more than a hundred patients confirmed to have the highly-infectious and equally as deadly disease. The first reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) surfaced just over a week ago on March 23, after the Ministry of Health of Guinea reported to the UN health arm that the disease was rapidly spreading throughout the...

2013-10-18 11:46:22

In a report publishing October 17th, 2013 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its scientific research arm, Epicentre, present results of one of the first-ever, large-scale use of an oral cholera vaccine during a cholera outbreak – a major breakthrough in the understanding and future control of deadly cholera epidemics. Using results from a mass vaccination campaign of more...


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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