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2010-11-15 13:20:57

While vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. Analyzing the health records of a nationally representative group of 7,981 black and white adults, researchers found that whites with deficient vitamin D levels had a doubled risk of dying from a stroke compared to whites with higher vitamin D levels. In contrast, researchers...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

When the sun is not enough, add Vitamin D from food sources and supplements Bellingham, WA (Vocus) October 18, 2010 As we approach the winter solstice "“ the shortest day of the year "“ it's clear that in many areas of North America, sunshine is in short supply. What's more startling is that many North Americans "“ studies suggest 30-50% "“ are deficient in the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D. According to nutrition expert Gloria Tsang, founder of HealthCastle.com,...

2010-09-27 15:16:22

New report reveals tragic state of post-fracture care in the region, predicts huge increase in osteoporotic fractures due to aging populations Preliminary findings from an upcoming new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) show alarming projections and reveal the poor state of post-fracture care in the Russian Federation and many other countries in the region. The findings were announced today at a press conference in St. Petersburg at the IOF Summit of Eastern European...

2010-09-24 08:15:00

PRAGUE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma today announced positive results for its Phase II juvenile clinical trial of ENB-0040 (asfotase alfa), an experimental bone-targeted enzyme replacement therapy intended for the treatment of hypophosphatasia (HPP). Hypophosphatasia is a rare, inherited, and sometimes fatal metabolic bone disease that affects individuals of all ages. Michael Whyte, MD, Medical/Scientific Director of the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research...

2010-09-08 06:30:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma today provided an update on key developments in its comprehensive effort to develop ENB-0040 (asfotase alfa), an experimental bone-targeted enzyme replacement therapy, for the treatment of hypophosphatasia (HPP). Hypophosphatasia is a rare, inherited, and sometimes fatal metabolic bone disease that affects individuals of all ages. Enobia announced today that it has been issued United States Patent No. 7,763,712 B2, providing robust...

2010-08-24 15:22:31

The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in research published today. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA "“ and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences. The results are published today in the journal Genome Research. It is estimated that one billion people worldwide do not have sufficient vitamin D. This deficiency is thought to be largely...

2010-08-10 12:49:26

Vitamin D is effective in reducing frequency of many diseases and cost of medical care, stresses UC Riverside's Anthony Norman Anthony Norman, a leading international expert in vitamin D, proposes worldwide policy changes regarding people's vitamin D daily intake amount in order to maximize the vitamin's contribution to reducing the frequency of many diseases, including childhood rickets, adult osteomalacia, cancer, autoimmune type-1 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma today announced positive interim data from a clinical study of ENB-0040, a bone targeted enzyme replacement therapy, under investigation for the treatment of hypophosphatasia (HPP). After 12 weeks of treatment with ENB-0040, children with HPP showed marked improvements in bone mineralization and function including increases in strength, endurance and mobility and reduction in pain. These findings were presented by Dr. Michael Whyte at ENDO...

2010-05-04 11:44:39

Pregnant Arab women have an "extraordinarily high prevalence" of vitamin D deficiency "“ a potential health issue for them and their babies, according to a new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study. The vitamin deficiency is largely due to how Arab women dress outdoors "“ preventing exposure of the skin to sunlight and subsequent vitamin D intake, according to Adekunle Dawodu, M.D., a physician in the Center for Global Child Health at Cincinnati Children's and lead...

2010-03-31 15:32:00

Scientific Conference on April 9 draws global medical experts to disseminate critical new research about "the Sunshine Vitamin" SAN DIEGO, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GrassrootsHealth (GRH), a public health research organization working to get Vitamin D research from science into practice, announces it will host a landmark seminar April 9 in La Jolla, California to unveil the latest significant research on Vitamin D. According to executive director Carole Baggerly, "Vitamin D...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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