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early

at or near the beginning.

early bloom
the stage at which to cut alfalfa for hay; when 10% of the crop is in bloom.
early breeding
1. in seasonal breeding management systems it is customary to commence mating on a specific day in the expectation that the offspring will be born at a time to take most advantage of a seasonal peak of pasture. Early mating, before the recommended day, may be because of an expected poor level of fertility or similar overriding factor.
2. mating before the recommended age for that particular class or breed of stock; usually to maximize the productive life of the individual animal.
early fetal recovery
the use of embryo transfer in test matings to increase the speed of the program and reduce the time required in gestation to determine the constitution of the fetus.
early genes
genes expressed during early development of the fetus.
early pregnancy hormone (factor)
identified in mice and several other species including sheep, cattle, pigs, humans; appears in the blood within a few hours of conception and persists for several weeks; identifiable by laboratory test.

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Q. What are the Early Symptoms of Colon Cancer? My Father is 82 years old and has been suffering from rectal bleeding lately. The doctor sent him to an urgent colonoscopy in order to rule out colon cancer. Are there early symptoms to this disease?

A. Colon cancr signs vary depending on the exact location of the tumor, for instance a lower tumor that is located in the rectum might cause rectal bleeding and one that is located in the right side of the colon might grow and cause anemia.
You can learn more about it here-
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-identify-and-deal-with-Colon-Cancer-9975852

Q. What to do for early Lyme that's not responding to treatment? I came down with Lyme disease three months ago with a bulls-eye rash. Even though it was supposedly a recent case, I already was having Bell's palsy, memory loss, trouble thinking of words, joint arthritis, severe bone pain, and fatigue. I took 100mg doxycycline 2x a day, as my doctor prescribed, for 3 weeks, but still felt bad, so I took it for 3 more weeks. When I stopped after 6 weeks, all my symptoms came back and I kept getting worse. I finally convinced my doctors to give me a refill, and I've been taking the same prescription since then. Any time when I'm late on a dose or eat something with magnesium, I get very sick again. I'm not getting better, I'm merely suppressing the Lyme disease, and it comes back whenever I stop the antibiotics. What can I do to actually get rid of it? Higher dose doxycycline? Another antibiotic? Two antibiotics at once? IV antibiotics? Supplements? (I'm biased against this, but) Rife machines?

A. I did test positive for Lyme disease on the ELISA test.

I think it is just disseminated (I've been having Bell's palsy), so maybe I need 400mg doxy/day (200mg 2x a day) in order to reach the proper concentrations to inhibit B. burgdorferi in the CSF.

Q. I want to know what the early autism symptoms. I am very much concerned about my child’s health. So I want to know what the early autism symptoms are.

A. Love to know the affection you have on your child. Although there are many different symptoms that may show up in your child, it usually shows up in the way of social development, communication skills or repetitive symptoms. It also is worth noting that the symptoms are not usually limited to just a few. In fact, an autistic child may display symptoms that span all of these three different categories.

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I used to light my fire and make tea for myself, till one rapturous morning I discovered that Hebe was fond of rising early too, and that she would like to light my fire and make my tea.
The early morning was wonderfully still, and the sun, just clearing the pine trees towards Weybridge, was already warm.
In his youth he had been a dissolute libertine, but was converted by Mother Ann herself, and had partaken of the wild fanaticism of the early Shakers.
Their horses, although of the Nez Perce breed, are inferior to the parent stock from being ridden at too early an age, being often bought when but two years old and immediately put to hard work.
It is recorded that the friends 'spent most of the time in the barn, bathing in the early spring sunshine, which streamed through the open doors, and talking philosophy.
It was the fur trade, in fact, which gave early sustenance and vitality to the great Canadian provinces.
He had distinguished himself, and early gained the other step in rank, and must now, by successive captures, have made a handsome fortune.
Salton gave instructions to have ready a carriage early on the important day, to start for Stafford, where he would catch the 11.
Last night, old Sanna carried so many buckets of water into the house that I asked her why she was doing that, and she said that if I would promise not to tell anyone, and she said that early tomorrow morning when father was out hunting, she would set the kettle full of water, throw you into it and boil you; but we will get up quickly, dress ourselves, and go away together.
They met daily in that strange and solemn interval, the twilight of the morning, in the violet or pink dawn; for it was necessary to rise early, so very early, here.
There was some hauling to be done at the lower end of the wood-lot, and Ethan was out early the next day.
When I arrived, a little late, because in my fear of being too early I had walked three times round the cathedral, I found the party already complete.