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2012-06-04 17:39:48

Lawson research shows physicians are unclear on reporting requirements Ontario doctors are legally required to report patients they consider medically unfit to drive to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) — yet they may not be doing it. A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute shows doctors treating patients with brain cancer are unclear about how and when to assess and report a patient's ability to drive. Brain tumours can compromise a patient's ability to safely...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'