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2013-09-25 23:35:56

Avail is conducting a 24-week study to evaluate the effect of a once-daily experimental inhalation therapy on arterial stiffness compared to a placebo and another drug in subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). DeLand, Florida (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 *To see if you qualify for this COPD Clinical Trial in Florida, visit Avail Clinical Research on the web (http://www.availclinical.com) or contact us directly at (386) 785-2404. There is no cost to participate, no...

2013-08-29 23:25:37

Medgate and Vitalograph partner to streamline pulmonary function testing for occupational health clinics. A direct interface between Vitalograph's spirometer software and Medgate's pulmonary function testing module promotes data accuracy and practitioner efficiency when tracking employee test results. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Medgate, the leading global provider of occupational health and safety (OHS) software, has announced a partnership with Vitalograph, a company that develops,...

2013-08-23 10:54:24

A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water—about 12 times the dose generally considered safe—produced lung damage comparable to decades of smoking tobacco. Smoking, especially by males, made arsenic-related damage even worse. This is the first population-based study to clearly demonstrate significant impairment of lung function, in some cases extensive...


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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