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2009-05-07 07:36:37

A Toronto benefactor has enabled the Princess Margaret Hospital to screen patients for breast cancer and have results ready the same day. Under the cancer hospital's traditional system, women could wait as long as 37 days for a diagnosis and treatment plan but a $12.5 million donation allows the hospital to acquire a diagnostic equipment that analyzes core biopsies within hours, The Globe and Mail reported. The grant came from Emmanuelle Gattuso and her husband, broadcasting magnate Allan...


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.'