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2010-10-05 10:12:49

Risk is even higher for depressed pregnant women living in poverty in the United States and developing nations Clinical depression puts pregnant women at increased risk of delivering prematurely and of giving birth to below-normal weight infants, according to a report published Oct. 4 in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Being born too soon and weighing too little at birth can jeopardize the immediate survival and long-term health of babies. Preterm birth and low birth weight are leading...

2010-02-04 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQNM) today announced the launch of the SensiGene(TM) Fetal RHD Genotyping test by Sequenom's CAP accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory, Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM). This is the company's first laboratory developed test powered by its SEQureDx(TM) technology. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040415/SQNMLOGO) In the United States, there are approximately 528,000 pregnancies in...

2009-10-19 06:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Quotient Biodiagnostics, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its biologics license application (BLA) for the first 15 monoclonal antibodies in its proprietary line of transfusion diagnostics. These products are for use by blood donor centers, reference laboratories, and hospitals to type and screen blood. Quotient Biodiagnostics was formed earlier this year to directly commercialize its...

2009-02-09 10:26:00

RhoGAM(R) Brand Hailed as One of the Top Achievements in 50 Years of Women's Health RARITAN, N.J., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RhoGAM(R) Brand, the original Rh immune globulin product, celebrates its 40th year in the marketplace helping Rh-negative women in the prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN). In 1968, a new mother at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J., helped make history as the initial recipient of the world's first injectable treatment to prevent the disease -- an event...

2008-08-18 09:01:01

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotest Diagnostics Corporation (Biotest) -- the U.S. subsidiary of German-based Biotest AG, a worldwide supplier of traditional and automated blood bank solutions -- announces that it has received final clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin marketing its full line of traditional blood bank reagents in North America. Intended for use by donor centers, reference laboratories and hospitals for blood group serology testing,...

2006-07-12 16:40:05

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hemolytic disease of the fetus can be detected accurately by using Doppler ultrasound to measure velocity of blood flow in the middle cerebral artery, the main artery supplying blood to the brain, doctors have found. Because ultrasound is noninvasive and safe, investigators believe this test can replace amniocentesis. Hemolytic disease of the fetus occurs when the mother carries antibodies that attack a protein called rhesus (Rh) D that may be found on...

2006-07-12 16:34:59

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Ultrasound technology is a safer and more accurate way to diagnose Rh disease than the standard technique of sampling fluid from a fetus to check for the blood problem, an international study showed on Wednesday. The disease, which can lead to stillbirth or brain damage, is caused by blood incompatibility between mother and fetus, and once led to thousands of stillbirths and infant deaths each year in the United States. The research, the first to...

2006-02-11 11:57:43

LONDON (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected Olympic time trial gold medallist Tyler Hamilton's appeal against a two-year ban for testing positive for a blood transfusion. "CAS has confirmed the reliability of the blood transfusion test applied to Hamilton during the Tour of Spain (in September 2004)," the court said in a statement on Saturday. The American cyclist had been under a cloud of doping suspicion since the 2004 Athens Olympics where he tested...


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  • 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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