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2008-08-07 03:00:08

By Brian Bowling, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Medical advances are slowly closing the gap between male and female lifespans, and that's one reason Census figures released today show the number of males per 100 females has increased in Western Pennsylvania, demographic and medical experts say. Dr. Neil Resnick, professor and chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, said developments such as cholesterol-lowering statins and treatment of high blood pressure...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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