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2013-02-11 15:32:01

Researchers who conducted a clinical trial in American Samoa to test whether community health workers could help adults with type 2 diabetes found that the patients who received the intervention were twice as likely to make a clinically meaningful improvement as those who remained with care only in the clinic. The results appear in the journal Diabetes Care. Newly published results from a randomized controlled clinical trial in the Pacific U.S. territory of American Samoa add clear...

2012-04-18 20:46:40

Researchers at The Miriam Hospital say interventions targeting what college students often see as the pleasurable effects of alcohol — including loosened inhibitions and feeling more bold and outgoing — may be one way to stem the tide of dangerous and widespread binge drinking on college campuses. According to a new report, “alcohol expectancy challenges,” or social experiments aimed at challenging students´ beliefs about the rewards of drinking, can...

2009-09-15 10:40:32

A difference in brain activity patterns may explain why some people are able to maintain a significant weight loss while others regain the weight, according to a new study by researchers with The Miriam Hospital. The investigators report that when individuals who have kept the weight off for several years were shown pictures of food, they were more likely to engage the areas of the brain associated with behavioral control and visual attention, compared to obese and normal weight...

2009-09-08 10:31:10

Almost a quarter of a million individuals addicted to heroin are incarcerated in the United States each year. However, many prison systems across the country still do not offer medical treatment for heroin and opiate addiction, despite the demonstrated social, medical and economic benefits of opiate replacement therapy (ORT). According to new research from The Miriam Hospital, Brown University and their affiliated Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, just half of all federal and state...

2009-03-26 14:42:26

Overall outcomes, prognosis excellent following quick medical treatment "Broken heart syndrome" is still a mystery to many in the medical community, but new data from researchers at The Miriam Hospital may shed some light on the clinical characteristics and outcomes of this relatively rare, life-threatening condition. Researchers created a registry of 70 patients with the syndrome, known medically as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, who were diagnosed between July 2004 and April 2008. Two-thirds of...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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