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Overdiagnosis Of Illnesses Is Harmful
2012-05-31 07:23:20

Overdiagnosis poses a significant threat to human health by labeling healthy people as sick and wasting resources on unnecessary care, according to a new study.

2009-11-25 14:20:36

Senior doctors from across the globe have come together to form the International Climate and Health Council.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.