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2004-11-25 03:00:16

Professionals praised but concerns voiced over mental health and breast checks HEALTH SERVICES for older people have improved markedly over the past three years, but concerns remain over mental health and palliative care, nurses and campaigners said last week. They were responding to a report published by the Department of Health's national director for older people's health, Ian Philp, on progress since the publication of the National Service Framework for Older People (NSF). Professor...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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