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Are End-of-life Surgeries Overused?
2011-10-06 11:26:37

A new Harvard study has found that it is surprisingly common for older people to undergo surgery in the last year, month and even week of their life, which could fuel the debate over whether medical care is overused and needlessly driving up medical costs.

2011-09-27 11:35:01

A team of researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington has conducted the first comprehensive assessment of every gene in the genome of advanced, lethal prostate cancer.

2011-08-16 23:05:32

An international team of researchers led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified five inherited genetic variants that are strongly associated with aggressive, lethal prostate cancer.

2011-08-12 11:49:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adult smokers nationwide who want to kick the habit have until Aug.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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