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2011-02-18 16:40:25

Inducing labor without a medical reason is associated with negative outcomes for the mother, including increased rates of cesarean delivery, greater blood loss and an extended length of stay in the hospital, and does not provide any benefit for the newborn. As the number of scheduled deliveries continues to climb, it is important for physicians and mothers-to-be to understand the risks associated with elective induction. The new findings, published in the February issue of the Journal of...

2011-02-14 14:56:16

Recently revised recommendations may be high for most obese Extremely obese women may not need to gain as much weight during pregnancy as current guidelines suggest, according to a new study presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting. Severely obese women who gained less than the recommended amount of weight during the second and third trimester of pregnancy suffered no ill effects, nor did their babies. In contrast, obese and non-obese women who gained less...

2011-02-11 13:22:32

RNA recycling system gone awry brings MRSA to a halt Scientists have discovered a new way to attack dangerous pathogens, marking a hopeful next step in the ever-escalating battle between man and microbe. In a paper published online Feb. 10 in the journal PLoS Pathogens, scientists demonstrate that by stopping bacteria's ability to degrade RNA "“ a "housekeeping" process crucial to their ability to thrive "“ scientists were able to stop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

2011-02-07 21:40:36

Never before has a therapy proven more beneficial for women than men in preventing heart disease "“ until now. A new study, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that women receive a significantly greater benefit "“ a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in death "“ from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) than men. "In prior cardiac studies, men and women generally received similar...

2011-01-28 00:01:04

Scientists have created a diamond-like lattice composed of gold nanoparticles and viral particles, woven together and held in place by strands of DNA. The structure "“ a distinctive mix of hard, metallic nanoparticles and organic viral pieces known as capsids, linked by the very stuff of life, DNA "“ marks a remarkable step in scientists' ability to combine an assortment of materials to create infinitesimal devices. The research, done by scientists at the University of Rochester...

2011-01-25 16:10:10

Hospitals with designated stroke centers are associated with up to 20 percent higher survival rate for patients with ischemic stroke and significantly greater use of acute stroke therapy. That is the conclusion of a study appearing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association which compares treatment and outcomes in stroke care between hospitals in New York State. "The basic premise of stroke centers and stroke care "“ that coordinated care delivered around a specific...

2011-01-17 12:31:30

URMC team presents latest data at National Orthopaedics Meeting University of Rochester Medical Center orthopaedic scientists are a step closer to developing a vaccine to prevent life-threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery. Other MRSA vaccine research has failed to produce a viable option for patients because of the inability to identify an agent that can break through the deadly bacteria's unique armor. Most other research...

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2011-01-05 12:07:05

First National Study Shows Helicopters Have Positive Impact Severely injured patients transported by helicopter from the scene of an accident are more likely to survive than patients brought to trauma centers by ground ambulance, according to a new study published in The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care. The study is the first to examine the role of helicopter transport on a national level and includes the largest number of helicopter-transport patients in a single...

2010-12-17 17:17:01

Not One, but Two Skin Barriers Influential in Most Common Skin Disease Like a fence or barricade intended to stop unwanted intruders, the skin serves as a barrier protecting the body from the hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes people come in contact with every day. In patients with eczema, or atopic dermatitis, the most common inflammatory human skin disease, the skin barrier is leaky, allowing intruders "“ pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites and others "“...

2010-12-16 14:47:19

When children are exposed to head and neck radiation, whether due to cancer treatment or multiple diagnostic CT scans, the result is an increased risk of thyroid cancer for the next 58 years or longer, according to University of Rochester Medical Center research. The study is believed to be the longest of any group of children exposed to medical irradiation and followed for thyroid cancer incidence. It was published in the December 2010 edition of the journal, Radiation Research. The data...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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