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.
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.