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2012-04-16 23:01:24

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD) is a free global Online Virtual Convention that invites patients and supporters to attend Virtual Presentations and Chat Sessions, download countless educational information and talk to others globally in real-time who are also affected by Autoimmune Arthritis Diseases. Free Registration. Worldwide (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 On May 20th, 2012, the 1st World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD) will happen online in the form of a Virtual Convention, spotlighting...

2011-10-21 13:35:16

OA of the knee burden higher in African-Americans while hand OA lower than Caucasians New research suggests African Americans have a higher burden of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis (OA), and may not be recognized based on the current definition of "generalized OA." African Americans were also more likely to have knee OA, but less likely to be affected by hand OA than Caucasians according to the findings reported today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the...

2011-07-11 20:04:33

A study involving over 5,000 people living with the joint disorder ankylosing spondylitis has identified a series of genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to the condition as well as providing new clues to how the condition may be treated in the future. The study, a collaboration between the Australo-Anglo-American Spondyloarthritis Consortium and the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, also provides one of the first confirmed examples of gene-gene interaction seen in...

2010-06-16 22:07:46

Impact of alcohol consumption on systemic inflammation unclear Alcohol consumption is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing several arthritic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondylarthropathy, according to results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. Regardless of the type of arthritis, all patients...


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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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