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Health News Archive - May 07, 2006

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As major U.S. companies brace for the threat of bird flu mutating into a form that could jump from human to human, they face one unusual challenge -- persuading employees to stay home.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.