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2012-06-05 23:03:07

UH Rainbow high on the list in U.S.News & World Report´s annual rankings of Best Children´s Hospitals Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Rainbow Babies & Children´s Hospital at University Hospitals Case Medical Center once again is ranked as one of the nation´s top children´s hospitals, according to U.S.News & World Report℠s annual rankings of pediatric hospitals, and for the second year in a row is ranked in all ten children´s specialties....

2012-05-31 13:09:13

NIH study shows increased survival from treatment for oxygen deficiency at birth A treatment to reduce the body temperatures of infants who experience oxygen deficiency at birth has benefits into early childhood, according to a follow-up study by a National Institutes of Health research network. Children who received the hypothermia treatment as infants were more likely to have survived to ages 6 and 7, when they were evaluated again, than were children who received routine care, the...

2012-05-22 09:16:11

Tufts Medical Center researchers have shown that presence of a gene strongly linked to appetite regulation is highly predictive of a premature infant's readiness to feed orally. An analysis of just a drop of an infant's saliva could be the key to preventing many feeding problems and the expensive medical complications that can occur when infants are fed by mouth too early. In a study published in the May 21 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, Maron and colleagues have identified a biomarker...

2012-05-22 09:09:10

Florida State University invention now available to world's neonatal units Many premature babies enter the world with a mountain of challenges in front of them. Even after they overcome any life-threatening issues, they face ongoing, and typically unpleasant, medical procedures, long hospital stays and increased chances of chronic health issues throughout their lives. To help address one of their biggest problems – learning how to suck and feed – Florida State University has...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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