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2014-03-14 08:27:48

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibow Biotech is pleased to announce that March 13, on the occasion of World Kidney Day (worldkidneyday.org), it joined with Apollo Hospital Group (Chennai, India) to honor Dr. Eli A. Friedman, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.C.P., with a Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his excellence and contribution to the field of nephrology for over five decades, as well as his unbroken record of humanitarianism, impeccable bedside manner, sharp wit...

2013-05-30 23:24:39

According to Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Specialist Dr. Whitney Bowe, antioxidants help block acne causing free radicals. Briarcliff, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 When a woman in her 30s or 40s develops acne, she may reach for the same remedies she relied on decades ago to treat pimples as a teenager — over-the-counter acne cream and some cover-up to camouflage the blemishes. But that´s a mistake because adult acne is different from teen acne, according to Dr. Whitney Bowe, a...

2012-12-03 17:15:42

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) today directed a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation calling on them to reject a nearly 10-percent cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medicare and Title VII health professions programs, that will take effect January 2, 2013. "In order to meet the health challenges of an aging and increasingly diverse population, continue to foster the types of innovation that will drive our regional economy, and remain a...

2012-04-12 22:29:30

What is usually seen as pathology may aid survival of the species Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, according to a recent study by scientists at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and other institutions. Jeremy Coplan, MD, professor of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate, and colleagues found that high intelligence and worry both correlate with brain activity measured by the depletion of the nutrient choline in theGlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Sackler...

2012-02-08 10:25:54

A 7-decades mystery solved It has long been known that psychostimulant drugs have the paradoxical effect of reducing hyperactivity. [Psychostimulant drugs include methylphenidate — known by the trade names Ritalin, Concerta, and Methylin — and methamphetamine]. Since the mid-1950s, millions of children and adults have been prescribed stimulant medications to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But for more than seven decades, since the first experiment that...


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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