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2012-03-21 14:15:25

Expensive but could be cost-effective for some Adding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to standard breast cancer screening approaches is expensive, though it could be cost effective for a group of women who may not have inherited the breast cancer susceptibility genes, but who have a familial risk of developing the disease. This is the conclusion of research presented at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) today (Wednesday). Women who carry the BRCA1/2 gene mutations...

2012-03-20 16:46:42

Dutch public health service as successful as US private services, but with less screening Prevention is better than cure; however, when it comes to screening for cancer new research shows that U.S. health services are not as cost-effective as international, and publically run, counterparts. The research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, compares U.S. screening services to screening in the Netherlands and found that while three to four times more screening took place in the United...

2012-03-15 22:43:52

The forthcoming EU collection objective for discarded electrical equipment and energy saving lamps (e-waste) is only achievable if governments are prepared to introduce additional measures. By 2021, all EU countries will need to collect 65 percent of the average weight of equipment and lamps which was sold annually the three previous years. However, part of the e-waste is outside of the producers' reach, as this concerns legal or illegal exports, or because it has disappeared into the...


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2012-06-15 03:50:16

Symbol: MUPRU Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   MUAT2 Mucuna aterrima (Piper & Tracy) Holland   MUDE2 Mucuna deeringiana (Bort) Merr.   STAT3 Stizolobium aterrimum Piper & Tracy   STDE Stizolobium deeringianum Bort   STVE5 Stizolobium velutinum (Hassk.) Piper & Tracy Distribution: Mucunapruriens(L.) DC. var.utilis(Wall. ex Wight) Baker ex Burck...

2012-06-18 03:55:02

Symbol: DAOG Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order   Fabales Family   Fabaceae – Pea family Genus   Daniellia Benn. – daniellia...

2012-06-18 04:48:43

Symbol: CRNO4 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Synonyms:   CRCR15 Crotalaria crassipes Hook. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order   Fabales Family   Fabaceae – Pea...

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2008-05-22 18:18:54

The Dutch Partridge Dog, also known as the Drentsche Patrijshond, is an extremely rare breed used to hunt fowl. The breed resembles both the spaniel and setter families. The breed originated in the 16th century in the Netherlands and at one time was used to hunt any type of game as well as to play with children and act as a watchdog. The Dutch Partridge Dog is white with orange or brown markings. It stands 22 to 25 inches tall. The breed is fairly popular in the Netherlands, with 5,000...

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2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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