About one-third of American women will
eventually have a hysterectomy, the second
most common surgery after cesarean
section. Why so common? Basically,
hysterectomy can cure a variety of uterine problems:
✿ Fibroids. Hysterectomy is most often recommended
for serious cases of fibroids (benign tumors
that grow in the uterus wall). Fibroids can grow
large and may cause great pain and heavy bleeding.
Depending on the severity, physicians and patients
may decide to try treatments other than hysterectomy.
In a surgery called myomectomy, the fibroids
are removed but the uterus stays in place.
Climate change is a serious environmental challenge and our
Government has an aggressive strategy to tackle it. We will
set mandatory reduction targets for all major industries that
produce greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, that cause
climate change. Our strategy is real, it begins immediately
and it will lead to concrete results with challenging, but
realistic emissions targets for industry.
These targets will be tough and they will be tightened each
and every year.
take (something) up with (someone)
- to raise and discuss a matter with someone Our supervisor plans to take the issue of overtime up with the senior managers.
take (something) with a grain of salt
- to not take something that someone has said seriously You can take everything that our teacher says with a grain of salt.
take steps to (prevent/do something)
- to begin to make plans or arrangements for something, to make preparations for something Our company has begun to take steps to stop people from smoking in the office building.
Obesity is a chronic disease, and its consequences include an elevated risk of premature death
and a variety of serious health problems such as heart disease, hypertension and stroke,
diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, and accidents, among others (World Health Organization
1997, 2000a). An estimated 35 million deaths from chronic diseases were expected to occur
worldwide in 2005, with 80% of them in low-income and middle-income developing
Our paper extends the literature
on the relation between corporate governance and earnings management in
two ways. First, unlike earnings management, which most firms might engage
in routinely to varying degrees, a misstatement of earnings is a rare and
serious event in the life of a company. As Zoe-Vonna Palmrose and Susan
Scholz point out, a restatement can trigger an SEC investigation, lead to
replacement of top executives, and result in the firm being significantly
penalized by investors.7 Many restating firms subsequently end up in bankruptcy.
I was sitting on the conning tower smoking a cigarette. Then the splash of a wave soaked it. I tried to draw
another puff. It tasted loathsome and frizzled. Then I became angry and threw it away.
I can see my reader's surprised expression. You had expected to read a serious U-boat story and now such a
ridiculous beginning! But I know what I am doing. If I had once thrown myself into the complicated U-boat
system and used a bunch of technical terms, this story would be shorter and more quickly read through, but
you would not have understood half of it....
You still may be thinking, “But this isn’t about me. I don’t have
heart disease.” But you may have conditions or habits that can
lead to heart disease, such as being overweight, smoking
cigarettes, or not engaging in enough physical activity. You
may already know about these and other “risk factors” for heart
disease. You may know which ones you personally have.
What you may not know, though, is that if you have even one
risk factor, you are much more likely to develop heart disease,
with its many serious consequences.
China is rapidly developing as evidenced by enhanced urbanization and industrialization and greatly increased energy consumption. However, these have brought Chinese cities a variety of urban air pollution problems in recent decades. During the 1970s, black smoke from stacks became the characteristic of Chinese industrial cities; in the 1980s, many southern cities began to suffer serious acid rain pollution; and recently, the air quality in large cities has deteriorated due to nitrous oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), and photochemical smog, which are typical of vehicle pollution.