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satiety

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 20, 2018 is:

satiety • \suh-TYE-uh-tee\  • noun

1 : the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity : surfeit, fullness

2 : the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess

Examples:

"Yes, avocado is high in fat, but it's the good, monounsaturated kind that helps increase satiety so you feel full with fewer calories." — Georgia Downard, Self, June 2011

"High fiber foods increase satiety, or the feeling of fullness, and reduce appetite. Feeling fuller for longer can reduce a person's overall calorie intake." — Laura Sant, The Preston Citizen, 20 June 2018

Did you know?

You may have accurately guessed that satiety is related to satisfy, satiate (meaning "to satisfy fully or to excess"), and sate (which means "to glut" or "to satisfy to the full"). Satiety, along with the others, ultimately comes from the Latin word satis, which means "enough." English speakers apparently couldn't get enough of satis- derived words in the 15th and 16th centuries, when all of these words entered the language. Satiety itself was borrowed into English in the mid-1500s from the Middle French word satieté of the same meaning.





Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00:01 -0400


imperturbable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 19, 2018 is:

imperturbable • \im-per-TER-buh-bul\  • adjective

: marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness : serene

Examples:

The imperturbable captain did not panic when the boat sailed into the path of a violent storm.

"Synchronicity is no stranger to sports. Back in 2016, a clip of two synchronized swimmers, strutting toward the pool like cool, imperturbable twins, went briefly viral." — Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 17 January 2018

Did you know?

There is an interesting time lag between the appearance of imperturbable and its antonym, perturbable. Although imperturbable is known to have existed since the middle of the 15th century, perturbable didn't show up in written English until 1800. The verb perturb (meaning "to disquiet" or "to throw into confusion") predates both imperturbable and perturbable; it has been part of English since the 14th century. All three words derive from Latin perturbare (also meaning "to throw into confusion"), which in turn comes from the combination of per- (meaning "thoroughly") and turbare, which means "to disturb." Other relatives of imperturbable include disturb and turbid.





Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:00:01 -0400


adulation

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 18, 2018 is:

adulation • \aj-uh-LAY-shun\  • noun

: excessive or slavish admiration or flattery

Examples:

"It's hard to imagine the safest environment being one where thousands of people are within feet of you and millions more are watching your every move. But that was the case with Tiger Woods. … When he played, he was wrapped in a blanket of admiration, adulation and respect." — Frank Nobilo, Golf Digest, November 2017

"I am very shy from the attention more so than I anticipated. Growing and increasing with time, the more adulation or positive feedback I get, the more reclusive I feel, which is really not something I anticipated." — Lorin Ashton, quoted in Billboard, 9 June 2017

Did you know?

If adulation makes you think of a dog panting after its master, you're on the right etymological track; the word ultimately derives from the Latin verb adulari, meaning "to fawn on" (a sense used specifically of the affectionate behavior of dogs) or "to flatter." Adulation, which came to us from Latin by way of Old French, can be traced back as far as the 15th century in English. The verb adulate, the noun adulator, and the adjective adulatory later joined the language.





Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:00:01 -0400


thwart

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 17, 2018 is:

thwart • \THWORT\  • verb

1 a : to oppose successfully : defeat the hopes or aspirations of

b : to run counter to so as to effectively oppose or baffle : contravene

2 : to pass through or across

Examples:

The baby howled when her mother thwarted her in her effort to crawl up the stairs.

"… nearly 1,850 firefighters already working the blaze planned to build 'indirect lines'— containment lines placed in front of the fire's active edge—but were faced with the possibility that their efforts could be thwarted by the weather." — Sarah Ravani, The San Francisco Chronicle, 20 July 2018

Did you know?

Thwart and its synonyms foil and frustrate all suggest checking or defeating another's plan or preventing the achievement of a goal. Foil implies checking or defeating so as to discourage future efforts ("the police foiled the attempted robbery"), while frustrate suggests making all efforts, however vigorous or persistent, futile or ineffectual ("frustrated attempts at government reform"). Thwart usually indicates frustration caused by opposition ("the army thwarted an attempted coup").





Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:00:01 -0400


volatile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 16, 2018 is:

volatile • \VAH-luh-tul\  • adjective

1 a : characterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change

b : unable to hold the attention fixed because of an inherent lightness or fickleness of disposition

2 a : tending to erupt into violence : explosive

b : easily aroused

c : lighthearted, lively

3 : readily vaporizable at a relatively low temperature

4 : difficult to capture or hold permanently : evanescent, transitory

5 : flying or having the power to fly

Examples:

Our financial advisor cautioned us to be conservative with our investments while the stock market was still volatile.

"A second round of testing has been ordered for a Massachusetts charter school where elevated levels of toxic chemicals were detected. … Initial testing … found high levels of petroleum and other volatile organic compounds." — The Associated Press, 8 July 2018

Did you know?

Volatile was originally for the birds—quite literally. Back in the 14th century, volatile was a noun that referred to birds (especially wild fowl) or other winged creatures, such as butterflies. That's not as flighty as it sounds. Volatile traces back to the Latin verb volare, which means "to fly." By the end of the 16th century, people were using volatile as an adjective for things that were so light they seemed ready to fly. The adjective was soon extended to vapors and gases, and by the early 17th century, volatile was being applied to individuals or things as prone to sudden change as some gaseous substances. In recent years, volatile has landed in economic, political, and technical contexts far flown from its avian origins.





Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:00:01 -0400
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FDA permits marketing of transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder
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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:46:00 -0400


FDA approves first generic version of EpiPen
FDA approves the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:55:00 -0400


Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing the science and regulation of live microbiome-based products used to prevent, treat, or cure diseases in humans
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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:34:00 -0400


Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on significant public health value and cost savings resulting from the agency’s youth smoking prevention campaign
A cost-effectiveness analysis of the FDA’s “The Real Cost” youth smoking prevention campaign shows it has resulted in savings of more than $31 billion for youth, their families and society at large.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:06:00 -0400


Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new resource guide to support responsible opioid prescribing for pain management in animals
Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new resource guide in support of responsible opioid prescribing for safe, effective pain management in animals

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:14:00 -0400


FDA approves new treatment for a rare genetic disorder, Fabry disease
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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:37:00 -0400


FDA approves new vaginal ring for one year of birth control
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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:54:00 -0400
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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the town of Mangina, Mabalako Health Zone, North Kivu Province.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:03:00 GMT


Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries
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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:03:00 GMT


Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries.

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:03:00 GMT


Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Nigeria
On 5 June 2018, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak was confirmed in Sokoto State, Nigeria. From 30 January through 23 May 2018, ten environmental samples collected from two collection sites all tested positive for genetically-related VDPV2 viruses. No associated cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) have been detected with this cVDPV2.

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 01:16:00 GMT


Nipah virus – India
As of 17 July 2018, a total of 19 Nipah virus (NiV) cases, including 17 deaths, were reported from Kerala State: 18 of the cases were laboratory-confirmed and the deceased index case was suspected to have NiV but could not be tested. The outbreak was localized to two districts in Kerala State: Kozhikode and Malappuram. No new cases or deaths have been reported since 1 June 2018 and, as of 30 July, human-to-human transmission of NiV has been contained in Kerala State.

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMT


Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Disease outbreak news for ebola in DRC.

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMT


Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
As 42 days (two incubation periods) have passed since the last possible exposure to a confirmed Ebola virus disease case, on 24 July 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr Oly Ilunga announced the end of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, commends the country and partners in the response against the outbreak while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 01:00:00 GMT


Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, three different circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreaks have been detected in acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 01:16:00 GMT