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General News Archive - June 16, 2009

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A US study indicates 55 percent of adults reported sleeping on average for seven hours or less per night over the past month, researchers said.

Comparative effectiveness research is generating buzz these days, with the recent economic stimulus package allocating $1.1 billion for these types of studies.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'