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2011-09-16 05:28:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Next time you reach for a drink, you may need to consider side effects other than a rough morning. A new study that will be published in the December 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has established a link between alcohol metabolism and DNA damage that may cause breast and liver cancers. Alcohol is known to be carcinogenic to humans in the upper aero digestive tract, liver, colon, and the female breast. "Although the link between...


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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