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2014-03-18 08:34:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Frank H. Netter's medical illustrations to be showcased at NYU Langone Medical Center, March 18 - April 30 Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary and newest edition of Dr. Frank H. Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy with an exhibition of...

2012-08-21 22:45:22

Treating very young infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and published in the online August 21, 2012, issue of the International Journal of Obesity. The study found that on average, children exposed to antibiotics from birth to 5 months of age weighed more for their height than children who weren't exposed....

2012-05-16 22:24:14

Scientists optimistic that targeting pathway's cellular transcription process will lead to death of multiple myeloma cells Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have identified a target for slowing the progression of multiple myeloma by using currently available drugs. Published recently in Nature Cell Biology, the study reveals a pathway that, if deactivated, may help slow the development of the disease. "We have the ability to target this pathway with drugs that already exist,"...

2012-02-24 18:00:00

Voluminous research literature attests to the multiple negative consequences of maternal depression and depressive symptoms for the health and development of children. In contrast, there is a profound paucity of information about depressive symptoms in fathers according to a follow up study by NYU School of Medicine researchers in the February 23rd online edition of Maternal and Child Health Journal. In late 2011 lead investigator, Michael Weitzman, MD, professor of Pediatrics and...

2012-02-02 18:00:48

A stronger link than cholesterol levels to ischemic stroke In a surprising finding with significant implications for older women, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and NYU School of Medicine have found that high levels of triglycerides (blood fats) are the strongest risk factor for the most common type of stroke in older women — more of a risk factor than elevated levels of total cholesterol or of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (known...

2012-01-23 22:43:09

When it comes to taking prescribed medications for hypertension, a patient's self confidence could be as important as doctor's orders. A new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine reveals that positive affirmation, when coupled with patient education, seems to help patients more effectively follow their prescribed medication regimen. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, appears online ahead of print today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of...

2011-08-30 12:25:37

More likely to have complications from orthopedic surgery Thrombotic (clotting) and bleeding events are complications that may occur after surgery. With the aging population in the western world, there are more patients undergoing orthopedic surgery than ever before. This makes understanding the risk of complications from orthopedic surgery exceedingly important. However, there is a lack of data investigating the incidence of thrombotic and bleeding complications in orthopedic surgery....

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2011-07-19 06:20:00

Exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with a heightened risk of hearing loss among teenagers, researchers report in the July issue Archives of Otolaryngology. The nationwide study is the first to link secondhand smoke to hearing loss. "More than half of all children in the U.S. are exposed to secondhand smoke, so our finding that it can lead to hearing loss in teenagers has huge public health implications," said lead author Dr. Anil Lalwani, professor of professor of otolaryngology,...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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