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Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 09/21/16 | Comments (0)

Society, with its current lifestyle habits has created a high percentage of adults who are not well.  The amount of adults with high blood pre...

   
 

London - Giving Babies Eggs And Nuts Early May Avert Al...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/21/16 | Comments (0)

London - Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they’re as young as 4 months old may have a lower risk of developing all...

   
 

Washington - Codeine Not Safe For Kids, Doctors Warn

Article by Reuters | Published 09/20/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Codeine isn’t safe for children and shouldn’t be used to ease pain or relieve coughs, a leading U.S. pediatricians gr...

   
 

Eggo Waffles Recalled Amid Listeria Fears

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/20/16 | Comments (0)

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Miami - Florida Governor Says No Zika Transmission In M...

Article by AP | Published 09/19/16 | Comments (0)

Miami - Florida’s governor says Miami’s Wynwood arts district is no longer considered a zone of active Zika transmission....

   
 

Jerusalem - Doctors Treating Israel's Peres Reduce...

Article by AP | Published 09/18/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem -  The office of Shimon Peres says that doctors treating the former Israeli president following a major stroke have decided to low...

   
 

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Nearly 20,000 Zika Cases Report...

Article by AP | Published 09/17/16 | Comments (0)

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The number of Zika cases keeps climbing in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Health officials said Friday ...

   
 

London - Study Confirms Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/15/16 | Comments (0)

London - Early results from a crucial case-control study in Brazil have confirmed a direct causal link between Zika virus infection in pregnant women...

   
 

Washington - Trump Says Woman Should Have Access To Bir...

Article by AP | Published 09/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Donald Trump says he believes women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription. Speaking on an epis...

   
 

Washington - Researchers Creating Antibiotic Gel To Tac...

Article by AP | Published 09/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt o...

   
 

Is “He” Still There?

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/14/16 | Comments (0)

“It could happen to anyone. Maybe to the person who passes your house each day on the way to work or the man sitting across from you on the ...

   
 

Sorry, But The 5-second Rule Was Debunked By Science Ye...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/13/16 | Comments (0)

Bacteria waits for no one ...

   
 

New York - Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt To Shap...

Article by AP | Published 09/13/16 | Comments (0)

New York - The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease — in part by pointing the fi...

   
 

Yoqneam, Israel - New Wheelchair Lets You Cruise Throug...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/12/16 | Comments (0)

Yoqneam, Israel - Israeli technology start-up UPnRIDE Robotics is launching an innovative upright, self-stabilizing wheelchair at a medical conferenc...

   
 

The Truth About Exercise

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 09/12/16 | Comments (0)

Jonathan is 50 years old.  He came into my office with a host of problems. His main problems were lack of energy and being overweight, and he ...

   
 

Florida - Miami Business Owners Anxious For Zika Warnin...

Article by AP | Published 09/11/16 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - Business owners are anxious for federal health officials to lift a travel advisory warning pregnant women and their partners to avoid par...

   
 

Jerusalem - Israeli Drug Maker Teva Says Hoping To Laun...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/10/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday said it hopes to win U.S. approval by late 2017 or early 2018 for its version of Mylan NV&am...

   
 

Miami Beach, FL - Specialized Trucks, Planes Target Mos...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Miami Beach, FL - Trucks equipped with blowers are driving through South Beach to spray pesticides that kill mosquito larvae. The c...

   
 

Washington - Sorry Kids: Docs Urge Flu Shots, Not Nasal...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials sa...

   
 

Chicago - Staying Cool: Fans Might Not Benefit Seniors ...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - True or false: Electric fans are a cheap and effective way to stay cool during extreme heat waves. A tiny new experiment in older adults su...

   
 

Albany, NY - New York Requiring Schools To Test Drinkin...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - Schools in New York state will be required to test their drinking water for lead contamination under a new measure signed into law Tuesd...

   
 

Ohio - Mylan Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over EpiPen ...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

Ohio - An Ohio woman on Tuesday filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc in an Ohio county court, cl...

   
 

Albany, NY - New York AG Probes Mylan For EpiPen Contra...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY -New York has opened a probe into whether Mylan Pharmaceuticals broke antitrust law in writing contracts to provide EpiPens to some school...

   
 

I Hope Your Aren’t Dieting!

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

It seems as if everybody’s going on a diet!  Well, not quite.  But people call my office all the time asking about our &...

   
 

London - Vitamin D Tablets May Help Reduce Asthma Attac...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

London - The world’s 300 million asthma sufferers could help reduce their risk of severe asthma attacks by taking vitamin D supplements as ...

   
 

London - Research Links Eczema And Hay Fever To Early A...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

London -  Babies given antibiotics in the first two years of life are more likely to develop allergies as adults, according to an extensive ...

   
 

Israeli Study to Test Effect of Cannabis on The Autist...

Article by ilTV | Published 09/05/16 | Comments (0)

An Israeli doctor believes that cannabis can also be used to help those dealing with autism. ILTV reports....

   
 

Albany, NY - New York Looks To Expand Medical Marijuana...

Article by AP | Published 09/04/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - Dan Ryszka is a pharmacist, so he knows something about medicine. But he was still stumped when drug after drug failed to curb his child...

   
 

Chicago - Study: Zika Causes Deafness In About 6 Percen...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/02/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - A study in Brazil of 70 babies whose mothers had confirmed Zika infections found that nearly 6 percent had hearing loss, adding a new compl...

   
 

Geneva - UN: Zika Remains Global Emergency, Virus Still...

Article by AP | Published 09/02/16 | Comments (0)

Geneva - The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and noted the virus is continuing to infec...

   
 

Washington - FDA Halts Sale Of Some Over-the-counter Ha...

Article by AP | Published 09/02/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show t...

   
 

Chicago - Experts: Hurricane Hermine Will Complicate Fl...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/01/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - Hurricane Hermine, set to cause flooding and damage when it hits Florida overnight, will make it harder for the state to fight Zika, a mosq...

   
 

Tallahassee, FL - Florida Finds Zika In Trapped Mosquit...

Article by AP | Published 09/01/16 | Comments (0)

Tallahassee, FL - Authorities in Florida have found the Zika virus in trapped mosquitoes, the first time this has happened in the continental US....

   
 

Why You Should Never Eat After 7pm: Late Night Meals &#...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/01/16 | Comments (0)

Eating late at night is putting millions of people in danger of he...

   
 

Brains of Jewish Holocaust Victims Found in Munich Inst...

Article by Ido Ben-Porat | Published 08/31/16 | Comments (0)

"Whoever thought this chapter was closed - is completely mistaken."...

   
 

San Francisco - Want To Detect Gluten On The Go? There&...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

San Francisco - A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go....

   
 

New York - Study: History Of Gallstones May Signal High...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

New York - People who have had gallstone disease are more likely than others to develop coronary heart disease, according to a large analysis of past...

   
 

Miami, FL - Officials: Three New Cases Of Local Zika Tr...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

Miami -  Florida health officials on Tuesday said they were investigating three new Zika virus cases likely stemming from local mosquito bit...

   
 

Israeli Doctor To Study Medical Cannabis Effects On Aut...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

An Israeli pediatrician has launched a clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis on autis...

   
 

Orlando, FL - Orlando Theme Parks Give Free Bug Spray T...

Article by AP | Published 08/29/16 | Comments (0)

Orlando, FL - Orlando’s major theme parks are now offering free bug repellant to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus ...

   
 

Drug-Dispensing Contact Lenses Offer Hope to Glaucoma P...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/29/16 | Comments (0)

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Washington - Mylan To Launch Generic EpiPen At Half The...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/29/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy ...

   
 

Most likely to Gain Weight

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 08/28/16 | Comments (0)

Much of my writing focuses on strategies to improve our health.  I also like to differentiate between what we can call either hearsay, or myth...

   
 

New York - Exposure To 9/11 Disaster Tied To Low Birthw...

Article by AP | Published 08/26/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  For years following the events of September 11, 2001 in lower Manhattan, the disaster and its aftermath may have affected women ...

   
 

Washington - Study: Regular Nibbling On Nuts Linked To ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/26/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Eating a handful of nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, diabetes and many o...

   
 

Washington - Mylan Offers Discounts On EpiPen After Cli...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/25/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a da...

   
 

Pittsburgh, PA - Heavy Lifting By Young Workers Linked ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/24/16 | Comments (0)

Pittsburgh, PA - Young adults with jobs that involve heavy lifting and forceful movements might be at higher risk for back pain later in life, a stud...

   
 

Orlando, FL - Teen Survives Rare Amoeba Infection That ...

Article by AP | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

Orlando, FL - A South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight t...

   
 

Miami, FL - Florida Announces Zika Case Hundreds Of Mil...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika acquired by local mosquitoes in Pinellas County, located some 265 miles (42...

   
 

Knesset Member Introduces 3 Bills To Protect Overweight...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

(JTA) — Three b...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Find Skin Cancer ‘Breakthroug...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

Researchers have discovered how Melanoma spreads through the body, a “breakthrough” they hope will lead to cancer becoming nonthre...

   
 

Tel Aviv - Israeli Researchers Closing In On Cure For M...

Article by JPOST | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - The mechanism by which melanoma – the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer – spreads through the body has bee...

   
 

Washington - US Lawmakers Press Mylan On EpiPen Price I...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Two senior lawmakers on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Monday pushed for information regarding sharp price increases...

   
 

New York - NYC Launches Interactive Mosquito Informatio...

Article by AP | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

New York - New York City has launched a new interactive website with weekly updates on its mosquito surveillance and control activities. &l...

   
 

Baltimore, MD - D.A. Henderson, Who Led Effort To Eradi...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Donald A. Henderson, who headed the World Health Organization vaccination effort that wiped out smallpox in 1977 and later became a U...

   
 

The Kiddush...The Simcha

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 08/21/16 | Comments (0)

Alan Freishtat will be in the Baltimore-Washington area THIS WEEK on Thursday August 25th a...

   
 

New York - Factbox: Why The Zika Virus Is Causing Alarm...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/20/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spre...

   
 

Albany, NY - Governor Signs Unclaimed Body Bill

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 08/19/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - A bill signed into law today by Governor Cuomo has ended a more than 150 year old practice of allowing New York City officials to releas...

   
 

Miami - Florida Governor Confirms Zika Transmission In ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/19/16 | Comments (0)

Miami Beach, FL -  Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a...

   
 

Washington - Zika Researchers Seeking Volunteers Willin...

Article by AP | Published 08/19/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researc...

   
 

Columbus, Ohio - Two Children Per Hour Seen At US ERs F...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/19/16 | Comments (0)

Columbus, Ohio - About 361,00 children were seen in U.S. emergency departments between 1990 and 2010 for injuries sustained while riding in a strolle...

   
 

London - Britain Launches Soft Drinks Sugar Tax To Figh...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/18/16 | Comments (0)

London - Britain on Thursday said it would tax companies which sell sugary soft drinks and invest that money in health programs for school children, ...

   
 

Miami, FL - Miami Herald Report: Zika Virus Identified ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/18/16 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - The Zika virus has been identified in Miami Beach, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, the Miami Herald repor...

   
 

Israeli-Made Contact Lenses to Treat Corneal Edema Get ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/18/16 | Comments (0)

EyeYon, an Israeli biotech company, has just had their new therapeutic contact lens approved by the FDA. The lens helps treat corne...

   
 

Washington - A Morphine Alternative With Less Overdose ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/18/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Scientists are testing an experimental medicine that’s designed to have the painkilling power of morphine without some of the ...

   
 

Israel is Becoming More Affordable with New Ten Shekel ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/17/16 | Comments (0)

After the popularity of Cofix, a chain of coffee shops in Israel that offer all items on their menu for just five shekels, the trend has caught on....

   
 

New York - Aetna Warned It Would Cut Obamacare If Human...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/17/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Aetna Inc warned in July that it would exit much of the individual Obamacare health insurance market if the government challenged its deal...

   
 

Newark, NJ - 15 Of New Jersey Dentist's Patients S...

Article by AP | Published 08/17/16 | Comments (0)

Newark, NJ -His son’s first fainting episode happened two years ago in June, Rene Del Grosso remembers. His concern grew with each recurren...

   
 

New York - In NYC, 49 Pregnant Women Had Zika, 1 Baby ...

Article by AP | Published 08/16/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Officials say 49 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika in New York City since April, and one baby has been born with microcephaly d...

   
 

Hot or Cold

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 08/16/16 | Comments (0)

Alan Freishtat will be in the Baltimore-Washington area on August 25th...

   
 

Hershey, PA - Video Monitors Show Most Parents Put Babi...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/16/16 | Comments (0)

Hershey, PA - Even when parents know they’re being watched, they still put babies to sleep in unsafe ways that are linked to an increased r...

   
 

New York - Aetna Pulls Back On Obamacare Health Insuran...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/16/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Aetna Inc, the No. 3 U.S. health insurer, on Monday said that due to persistent financial losses on Obamacare plans, it will sell individu...

   
 

London - Pain Drugs In Pregnancy Tied To Behavior Issue...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/15/16 | Comments (0)

London - Women who take the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with behavior problems than those...

   
 

5 Children Battling A Potentially Fatal Bacteria In Bne...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/15/16 | Comments (0)

Five children from Bnei Brak have recently been diagnosed with a potentially fatal bacteria, Yisrael Hayom reports. According to the report, an infant ...

   
 

New York - Briefly Standing, Or Being Active, Reduces B...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/14/16 | Comments (0)

New York - For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average bloo...

   
 

San Francisco - General Mills Must Face Lawsuit Over Ch...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/11/16 | Comments (0)

San Francisco - A federal judge has ruled that General Mills Inc must face a lawsuit claiming it tricked consumers by marketing Cheerios Protein as a...

   
 

New York - Daytime Light May Counter Sleep Problems Tie...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/11/16 | Comments (0)

New York - People who pass many waking hours exposed to bright light may not experience sleep problems even when they read on a tablet every night be...

   
 

Yerushalayim - Salmonella Scare In Israel: Health Minis...

Article by Tazpit News Agency | Published 08/11/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - The Israeli Ministry of Health on Thursday ordered a halt to all sales of products containing tahini made by Prince Tahina, the largest m...

   
 

State Health Officials: Death Of Infant In Texas Linked...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/09/16 | Comments (0)

Austin, TX - The recent death of an infant in the Houston area has been linked to the Zika virus, state health officials said on Tuesday. &...

   
 

Officials Investigate Zika Case In Palm Beach County

Article by AP | Published 08/08/16 | Comments (0)

West Palm Beach, FL - Florida health officials say they’re investigating a case of Zika virus infection in Palm Beach County that was likel...

   
 

Let’s Get Practical

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 08/08/16 | Comments (0)

Alan Freishtat will be in the Baltimore-Washington area on August 25th...

   
 

Florida Officials Go Into Damage-control Mode Over Zika

Article by AP | Published 08/07/16 | Comments (0)

Tampa, FL - Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. At least that’s what officials and representatives ...

   
 

Misplaced Expanding Beads May Pose Danger To Children&#...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/05/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  Small beads that expand in water and are often marketed as toys have the potential to cause hearing loss if the products get lod...

   
 

CDC Director: Miami Mosquitoes Succumbing To Aerial Spr...

Article by AP | Published 08/05/16 | Comments (0)

Doral, FL - The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says aerial spraying of the insecticide naled is killing many mosquitoes ...

   
 

Zika Vaccines Work In Monkeys, Boosting Hopes For Peopl...

Article by AP | Published 08/04/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection from the virus, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in...

   
 

We Buried a Beautiful 22 Year Old This Week - Some Sob...

Article by Zvi Gluck, Menachem Poznanski LCSW | Published 08/04/16 | Comments (0)

We lost another promising young life this week.  To be honest, I am at a loss for words. ...

   
 

Can House Dust Explain Why Amish Protected From Asthma?...

Article by AP | Published 08/04/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago -  Research in the Amish and Hutterites sheds new light on asthma. Those farming-based religious groups shun modern ways and are sim...

   
 

Florida Gov Offers Free Zika Test Kits For Pregnant Wom...

Article by AP | Published 08/04/16 | Comments (0)

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says pregnant women statewide can get a free Zika test to determine whether they’ve been infe...

   
 

Drink Developed For Military Boosts Cycling Performance

Article by Reuters | Published 08/04/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  - A drink that provides energy for the body in the form of ketones, rather than sugar or fat, helped competitive cyclists ride f...

   
 

NYC Subway Transit System Unveils Plan To Fight Zika Th...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/03/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Track workers of New York City’s subway system, the largest in the country, will drop bug-killing larvicide tablets into puddles...

   
 

NY Attorney General Targets Phony Zika-protection Produ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/03/16 | Comments (0)

New York - New York state’s top prosecutor said on Wednesday his office has sent cease-and-desist letters to seven companies accused of dec...

   
 

China's 'Mosquito Factory' Aims To Wipe ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/02/16 | Comments (0)

Guangzhou, China - Every week, scientists in southern China release 3 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km (two-mile) long island in a bid ...

   
 

Medical Benefits Of Dental Floss Unproven

Article by AP | Published 08/02/16 | Comments (0)

Holmdel, NJ - It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities....

   
 

CDC Warns Pregnant Women From Zika-stricken Part Of Mia...

Article by AP | Published 08/01/16 | Comments (0)

Miami - Government health officials are warning that pregnant women should avoid travel to a Zika-stricken part of Miami and urging expectant mothers...

   
 

This Rabbi Is A Human WebMD And Has Been Labeled Israel...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/31/16 | Comments (0)

Some people merit to save a life once in their lifetime. Some special people merit to work in fields tha...

   
 

U.S. Official: More Locally Transmitted Zika In U.S. Ex...

Article by Reuters | Published 07/31/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  The United States will likely see more cases of local Zika virus transmission going forward, a U.S. health official warned on Su...

   
 

Why the Failure?

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 07/31/16 | Comments (0)

Alan Freishtat will be in the Baltimore-Washington area on August 25th and August 26th.&...

   
 

Miami - Governor: 4 Zika Cases Likely Came From Florid...

Article by AP | Published 07/29/16 | Comments (0)

Miami - Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state’s governor said Friday....

   
 

Study: Stretching May Ease Women's Depression

Article by Reuters | Published 07/29/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Stretching just 10 minutes a day might help ease menopause and depression symptoms in middle-aged women, a small study suggests. ...