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Female Cancer Rates On The Rise Around The Globe
2011-09-15 09:47:33

  Deaths from breast and cervical cancer, especially in the developing world, are rising and researchers are finding more women succumbing to those diseases at younger ages, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Current trends suggest breast and cervical cancer deaths are starting to overtake the previous primary cause of female deaths, which was complications during childbirth and pregnancy in the developing...

2010-02-15 12:46:00

Donations Help Fund Breast and Cervical Cancer Research EPHRATA, Pa., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition has launched its annual Income Tax Check-Off for Breast and Cervical Research campaign to fund PA researchers. By simply checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 tax form, any taxpayer can donate all or part of their state income tax refund to breast and cervical cancer research. Every penny contributed goes directly to PA breast and cervical cancer...


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.'