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2010-06-30 14:40:20

Should we spend more money urging women to use mammography screening on a regular basis or should those dollars and effort be used for discovering and developing better early detection tests? In an editorial published online June 29 in issue 14 of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), Jeanne S. Mandelblatt, MD, MPH, of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and Diana S.M. Buist, PhD, MPH of Group Health Research...

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2008-06-24 10:59:45

Anesthetics given to patients during surgery could cause an increase in pain following the procedure, according a new study. Published in the June 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study is the first to scientifically explain what doctors have noticed in clinics, researchers said. They hope their findings will lead to the development of new anesthetics that don't cause post-surgical pain. Gerard Ahern of Georgetown University Medical Center in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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