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Lab medicine An indicator—e.g., an asterisk—that is usually printed in red and generated in the lab, when an analyte’s value falls ‘out of range’—i.e., above or below the lab’s predetermined values for normal
Paediatrics A sentinel finding in a child’s development—e.g., ‘missing’ critical milestones, which may suggest a more extensive disease process warranting investigation
Public safety A forecast warning issued by the US National Weather Service to inform regional firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition and propagation
Scispeak An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media—i.e., major newspapers and magazines—and potentially be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact
Social medicine A popular term for any subtle sign—e.g., physical findings and behavioural patterns—that may indicate domestic abuse

'red flag'

Pediatrics A sentinel finding which may indicate a more extensive disease process. See Developmental red flag Science journalism An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media–eg, Washington Post, NY Times, and others, which may be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact. See 'Media epidemic. ', Peer-reviewed journal Social medicine A popular term for subtle physical findings and behavioral patterns may indicate domestic abuse. See Domestic violence, Wife-abuser.
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Once the tactical portion of the mission is complete, the RED FLAG flyers still cannot relax.
Covered entities must take a number of steps to ensure compliance with the Red Flag Rule.
Scott Lane, CEO of the Red Flag Group, said: 'Dubai was a natural growth area for the Red Flag Group because of its growing focus on corporate governance and compliance.
The red flag rules apply to "covered accounts" maintained by a "creditor.
Following the Bill's second reading, Labour MPs gathered at New Palace Yard in Parliament and sang The Red Flag.
But he said: "There was a change introduced a few years ago, which now means the red flag is only displayed in areas where lifeguards patrol.
And it's no accident that the Red Flag building is named Suter Hall and that there is a showcase at the front door that has got his flight suit, his picture, his helmet, because Moody Suter took a bit of a risk when he began to think about what's possible out in the western deserts of Nevada, to build something that we now take for granted known as Red Flag.
In Farbtest, Die Rote Fahne II (Color Test, The Red Flag II), 2002, first shown at last year's Venice Biennale and one of the three video works included in the Swedish artist's New York gallery debut, Gmelin puts an oedipal spin on the problem of revolutionary inheritance.
The idea of Blairites mouthing The Red Flag is so preposterous that only the spin-addled culture of New Labour would try it.
The added electronic focus of the Red Flag exercises means more lessons learned in the subsequent debrief, such as where the electronic assets set up their orbits and at what altitudes and distances from the threats.
HONG KONG -- The Red Flag Group, a leader in corporate governance and compliance, today launches its redesigned ComplianceDesktop([R]) Technology Platform 2.