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2011-01-19 19:53:52

First study to link bullying and substance abuse Both boys and girls who are victims of bullying, including bullying through e-mail and the internet, are at elevated risk for depression. However, according to a new study, adolescent girls may engage in substance use as a result of bullying-related depression,. As schools reopen following the holidays, the message to parents of adolescent girls is that bullying can have serious consequences:"If your daughter is a victim of bullying, take it...

2010-12-06 05:55:00

LIVINGSTON, N.J. and MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX) and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today announced positive top-line results from the PREGNANT Study, a large, global Phase III clinical trial evaluating PROCHIEVE® 8% vaginal progesterone gel to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women with a short cervical length as measured by transvaginal ultrasound at mid-pregnancy. The administration...

2010-12-03 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will co-host the first "DOWN SYNDROME: National Conference on Patient Registries, Research Databases, and Biobanks" on December 2-3,2010 in Rockville, Maryland. The conference aims to address the lack of a national Down syndrome medical registry and biobank by...

2010-12-01 21:22:48

Most survivors of extremely low birth weight grow up to become productive adults, according to a study led by a Michigan State University economist. Extremely low birth weight is defined as less than about 2.2 pounds. About one in 200 babies is born at that size. But because relatively few survived prior to the 1980s, few studies have examined their adult outcomes. The study led by MSU's John Goddeeris found that while these survivors were somewhat less productive as adults, on average, than...

2010-11-29 04:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies unanimously voted to elect Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis and Ms. Faye H. Russell as new members during its November 19 meeting in La Jolla. The Salk Institute has also invited the highly accomplished, world-renowned cell biologist Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz to join its faculty as a Non-Resident Fellow. "I am pleased to welcome Dr. Lippincott-Schwartz, Ms. Russell,...

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2010-11-17 09:55:00

Working mothers are two-and-a-half times as likely as working fathers to interrupt their sleep to take care of others. That is the finding of a University of Michigan study providing the first known nationally representative data documenting substantial gender differences in getting up at night, mainly with babies and small children. And women are not only more likely to get up at night to care for others, their sleep interruptions last longer"”an average of 44 minutes for women,...

2010-10-01 10:28:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national initiative, the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN), was created this week with a $95 million grant supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The PTN will be led through collaboration between the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and several of the country's preeminent pediatric medical centers, including Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Gregory L. Kearns,...

2010-09-22 13:53:00

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Children's Study has initiated recruitment at 30 additional study locations around the United States. Study researchers at these locations seek to enroll women who are pregnant or may become pregnant in the next few years. The study is the largest long-term examination of children's health ever conducted in the United States. It will follow 100,000 children from before birth to age 21 to learn how the environment influences children's...

2010-08-02 16:48:14

A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that at 2 to 4 weeks of age male infants are easier to arouse than females during quiet sleep, and by 2 to 3 months of age there are no significant gender differences in arousability. The results suggest that the increased rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in males may not reflect a pre-existing vulnerability involving arousal responses. Results show that at 2 to 4 weeks of age, the mean strength of a pulsatile air-jet stimulus...

2010-07-13 12:56:00

The George Washington University Medical Center To Lead Multi-Institutional Effort WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from institutions across Washington, DC, led by Alan E. Greenberg, M.D., M.P.H., of The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, have been awarded an approximately $3M grant over five years from the National Institutes of Health to establish the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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