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2005-06-28 13:01:07

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the US population, there is a wide ethnic and racial disparity in the risk of developing advanced-stage colorectal cancer and of dying from the disease, researchers report in the medical journal Cancer. Compared with non-Hispanic whites, Puerto Ricans are among those with increased risk and Japanese are among those with decreased risk. Chloe Chien and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, used 11 population-based cancer registries...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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