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2004-12-11 11:34:11

But even researchers say connection is probably a fluke HealthDayNews -- A British study has found a possible link between taking folic acid supplements late in pregnancy and an increased incidence of breast cancer/> decades later. But the researchers themselves state that the finding should be viewed with considerable caution. "It is quite possible that this is a chance finding," said Dr. Andy R. Ness, a senior lecturer in epidemiology at the University of Bristol, and lead author of...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'