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the keeping of something within limits.
cost containment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management and facilitation of efficient and effective use of resources.


The concept of regional or global eradication of communicable disease, proposed by Fred Lowe Soper (1893-1977) in 1949 for the eradication of smallpox.


the keeping of something within limits.


A tactic used by police or armed forces for crowd control, in which a broad swath of officers push the crowd in a desired direction or prevent its egress, as occurs when the “kettle” completely surrounds the group. Kettling has been criticised as the crowd may be deprived of food, water or the access to toilet facilities.


Public health The confining or prevention of further dissemination of a potentially hazardous–eg biologic, radioactive or toxic–agent. See Biological containment, Biosafety levels, Regulated waste.


measures and protocols that are applied to limit contact of organisms, particularly PATHOGENS and GMOs, with the external environment:
  1. physical containment, achieved by regulating access, restricting air circulation and providing other physical barriers;

Different levels of containment apply depending on the perceived risk of a particular experiment.


n psychiatric mode of treatment for patients with conditions with which further deterioration is inevitable. In these cases, the primary goal of therapy is relief from symptoms and prevention of the progression of the illness.

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Q. Which foods contain folic acid? I was told by my Doctor to take folic acid. Which foods are rich with folic acid so I can add them to my diet?

A. Folic acid is a B vitamin found in many vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and in fortified breakfast cereals.

Q. Does anybody have good recipes for meals which don't contain gluten?? My 8 year old son has celiac disease. He is really suffering from not being able to eat so many things his brother and his friends can like pizza, pasta, birthday cakes, etc. I'd love him to have his own very tasty meals but I'm havin a hard time finding any recipes. If anyone knows some..

A. I have found some here- for chicken, pizza and brownies..
and also- I am sure you can buy a cookbook that has gluten-free recipes.

Q. Hello my dear friends, I want to know which foods contain Tran’s fats.

A. Welcome to this community Kennedy, Trans fats are present in variable amounts in a wide range of foods, including most foods made with partially hydrogenated oils, such as baked goods and fried foods, and some margarine products. Tran’s fats also occur naturally in low amounts in certain meats and dairy products.

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policy of containment against the Soviet Union practiced during the cold war.
Kent's claim that Pius XII was against the American policy of containment is misleading.
Peeples, who used to tell his congregation that Ulster Protestants were descended from the ten lost tribes of Israel, is convinced the authorities use prison simply as a policy of containment.
Additionally, would the Iron Curtain have lifted from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics without a 50-year policy of containment and, later, a strategy of confrontation known as the Reagan Doctrine?
Mr Beith asked Mr Blair whether he agreed the policy of containment that had been applied to Saddam until then had been working.
Unnecessary: The policy of containment had been successful; Iraq had attacked nobody for 12 years; the UN inspectors were making progress.
If it is accepted that insecurity is an inherent feature of the current international order, and that the search for total security is chimerical, then good reasons are required to reject the policy of containment in favor of immediate action.
The show examines the reasons why the administration has abandoned the nation's long-standing policy of containment of that country in favor of a more aggressive policy.
The administration's principals back a policy of containment, but officials concede that policy is ill-defined.
But in his foreword to the paper, Tony Blair says: ``It is clear that, despite sanctions, the policy of containment has not worked sufficiently well to prevent Saddam from developing these weapons.
The New World Order of President Bush and the strategy of engagement and enlargement of President Clinton seem vague and ambiguous when compared to the clarity and simplicity of the American policy of containment during the Cold War.
The long-range strategy pursued by the United States and its allies was the policy of containment, first set forth by George F.