Health

New Zealand firm defends milk safety after chemical find

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, said Monday that its milk was "100 percent" safe to drink despite tests finding trace elements of an agricultural chemical in milk powder.

Medical research

Managing cellular security systems

Conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) are the immune system's patrol. They recognize foreign threats and trigger a defensive response, while restraining immune reactions against inappropriate targets like host proteins. They ...

Oncology & Cancer

Finnish researchers identify the cause for LGL leukemia

Researchers of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, have discovered that a mutation in the STAT3 gene is an underlying cause for LGL leukemia. Since ...

Medical research

Quicker detection and treatment of severe sepsis

Sepsis is the name of an infection that causes a series of reactions in the body, which in the worst case can prove fatal. The problem for both patients and doctors is that the early symptoms are difficult to distinguish ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool to assess asthma-related anxiety

When children or adolescents with asthma and their parents become overly anxious about the disorder, it may impair their ability to manage the asthma effectively. A new, effective tool to assess asthma-related anxiety is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Britain's swine flu advice confuses public

(AP) -- As swine flu continues to spread in Britain, health officials are telling people to avoid travel and crowded places, and even advising women to delay getting pregnant until the virus subsides.

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Exaggeration

Exaggeration is a representation of something in an excessive manner. The exaggerator has been a familiar figure in Western culture since at least Aristotle's discussion of the alazon: 'the boaster is regarded as one who pretends to have distinguished qualities which he possesses either not at all or to a lesser degree than he pretends...exaggerating'.

Words or expressions associated with exaggeration include:

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