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2014-03-18 16:25:54

Parents of nut-allergic kids more likely than other parents to want a lunchtime without restrictions, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most parents of kids with and without nut allergies don't support schoolwide bans on nut-containing products, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Schools don't have a single standard for managing...

2014-02-26 12:25:56

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to breastfeed, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The American...

2014-02-13 12:21:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G2 Consulting Group, a nationally recognized Michigan-based engineering services firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental and construction engineering services, announced today that it has opened a new full service office in Ann Arbor to work with clients in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the surrounding area. G2 has completed several campus improvement and infrastructure projects at the University of Michigan with its...

New UMich Formula Predicts Perfect Moment For Hackers To Strike
2014-01-15 09:50:01

[ Watch the Video: New Model For Predicting Cyberattacks ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The timing of a cyber-attack is crucial to overcoming measures designed to defend or repel the attacks and a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan has revealed a mathematical model that could be used to optimize the timing of would-be hackers. In the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the research team...

2014-01-09 16:22:04

The University of Michigan Achieves Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan (U-M) today became the first Big Ten university to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification as part of its overall commitment to offer sustainable food on campus. U-M's Michigan Dining has earned certification to support sustainably managed fisheries by sourcing MSC certified seafood that can be traced back...

E-Cigarettes A Growing Concern Among Parents
2013-12-19 05:50:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly half of US parents are concerned that their sons and daughters will use e-cigarettes, and 44 percent of all adults are concerned that the devices will encourage children and teenagers to start using actual tobacco products, according to new research conducted by the University of Michigan. Furthermore, the Ann Arbor-based university’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health reported that 86...

2013-12-18 23:01:10

A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades – particularly among the youngest teens. America’s brewers and beer importers lauded the findings of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study as the result of greater awareness, partnership and outreach by industry,...

2013-11-29 13:22:57

Senior patients with traumatic injuries ranging from rib fractures to head injuries are more dependent on others for daily living activities a year later Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles. Patients in the study were...


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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