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2011-05-13 10:39:24

The multicenter Baby HUG trial led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators shows hydroxyurea reduces common symptoms of sickle cell anemia in children, raising hopes the drug will improve patient quality of life New research shows a drug commonly used to treat sickle cell anemia in adults reduces bouts of acute pain and a pneumonia-like illness, cuts hospitalization time and eases other symptoms of the disease in young patients. Results of the randomized, double-blind trial...

2011-05-12 17:49:00

The multicenter Baby HUG trial led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators shows hydroxyurea reduces the most common symptoms of sickle cell anemia in children, raising hopes the drug will ease complications and improve patient quality of life MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows a drug commonly used to treat sickle cell anemia in adults reduces bouts of acute pain and a pneumonia-like illness, cuts hospitalization time and eases other...


Word of the Day
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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