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2014-06-27 08:26:05

OAKLAND, Calif., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When friends asked Warren Keppler what he wanted out of fatherhood back in 2004, his answer came naturally: "I want to run with my girls." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO That time came on a bright and chilly Thanksgiving morning, when Warren and his 8-year-old daughter, Gabi, were nervously readying to run a race -- Gabi's first ever. As they waded through the crowd, Gabi, her hair tied back into a ponytail, took in...

2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy, one of the major treatments for breast cancer, can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of...

2013-11-23 23:03:40

The Greenville Health System’s Human Performance Laboratory – expected to open in January 2014 – is the first HPL in the nation to be fully embedded into a cancer research and treatment program. Greenville, S.C. (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 The Greenville Health System’s Human Performance Laboratory – expected to open in January 2014 – is the first HPL in the nation to be fully embedded into a cancer research and treatment program. The HPL, which already is working with a...

2013-09-18 13:26:46

A team from the University of Rochester Medical Center has shown scientifically what many women report anecdotally: that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen is toxic to cells of the brain and central nervous system, producing mental fogginess similar to "chemo brain." However, in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers also report they've discovered an existing drug compound that appears to counteract or rescue brain cells from the adverse effects of the breast cancer drug. Corresponding...

2013-07-12 23:16:53

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler and her team of researchers for conducting a study that could help cancer survivors with their mental recovery. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 On July 12, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler, a Stanford University clinical neuropsychologist, and her colleagues for using brain-training...

2013-06-27 23:02:33

Got your Back Pax and My Chemo Cocktail & Me, a powerful combination that combines a women’s chemo support pax and a practical chemo guide for beginners. Developed and launched by two breast cancer survivors. Waycross, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Today Care Pax & Co. launched their first two products – Got your Back Pax and My Chemo Cocktail & Me – Bringing Order, Peace and Joy to a Twisted Adventure. The products were created by cancer survivors in an effort to address the...

2013-04-19 19:25:00

Research suggests 'chemo brain' may involve neurophysiological change For many years, breast cancer patients have reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this mental "fogginess" is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and physicians. Now, a new study led by Dr. Patricia Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at...

2012-11-27 15:30:30

Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect physiological evidence of chemo brain, a common side effect in patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. "The chemo brain phenomenon is described as 'mental fog' and 'loss...


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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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