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2008-09-09 00:00:07

Infertility problems, caused by polycystic ovary syndrome may be helped by acupuncture, a U.S. researcher suggests. University of Virginia Health System's Lisa Pastore reports preliminary results in a trial in which she showed acupuncture may help women with PCOS -- a disease that causes hormone imbalances that interfere with ovulation and can cause infertility. "Over the last year we have seen women who never had a regular menstrual cycle start having regular periods. We can also boast...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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