Band-Aid


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Band-Aid

A quick and usually ineffective solution to a problem that only addresses the symptom and not the root cause. Refers to the trademark for a brand of adhesive bandages. Primarily heard in US. Lowering educational standards in schools may increase graduation rates, but it does little more than slap a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem.
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The brand has sought to stay current with the savvy use of digital media, including the Band-Aid Magic Vision app, which uses a technology known as augmented reality to help mothers turn their child's encounter with pain into a moment of delight.
Band-Aid is covered by skin matching colored plastic, woven fabric with a felt pad in the centre containing antiseptic with a good absorption capacity.
An insider said that she was wearing it to cover her neck, but the Band-Aid was visible as it was poking out.
What else could an "evolutionary significant unit" or a "management unit" be but a new form of Band-Aid applied to ever-decreasing slivers of once pristine habitat?
The FLSA fix is a relatively well designed band-aid that stops the bleeding without dealing with the major underlying flaws in this antiquated statute.
Medical waste includes band-aid wrappers, used tissues, syringes and medication cups.
It's not just a band-aid designed to 'stimulate' the economy in an election year.
If the pressure on the secretary is always on Band-Aid solutions and he focuses on Band-Aid solutions, nothing would happen.
Johnson & Johnson's Band-Aid brand, for example, recently introduced an iPhone app designed to "entertain away the hurt" of a child's minor cut or scrape.
6) Market Dollar sales Dollar sales LEADING BRANDS ** share (000) % change Band-Aid 10.
When injected into the bloodstream, the molecular band-aid finds these microscopic cuts and protects them from harmful substances so the heart muscle cells can survive and function normally.
Police said they arrested the suspected Band-Aid Bandit -- who plastered the adhesive patches around his eyes as a disguise before robbing the Wells Fargo Bank, 525 N.
The easiest way to make a plantain poultice is to chew up the leaf, put it on the wound, and cover it with a band-aid to hold it in place.
During changing, especially early on, be sure to remove the Band-Aid with care Lightly pinch the split closed as you peel each edge towards the split, for if you pull right across the split, you might tear it further.
The blood center's first "Sticking Together" band-aid and sticker drive runs through March 31st.