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2010-09-30 09:10:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Tired of routine check-ups where doctors find nothing wrong, then all of a sudden you suffer from a heart attack or heart disease? Now, researchers are able to use diagnostic CT to identify those at high risk for cardiovascular disease. "The results of this study show that radiologists can predict cardiovascular disease fairly well using identical findings of calcifications of the aortic wall on CT, along with minimal patient information, such as age, gender, and the...


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.'