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2013-02-27 08:11:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Breast cancer in the US is the second most deadly form of cancer in women and is expected to kill more than 39,000 Americans in 2013, according to the National Cancer Institute [NCI]. Many of those deaths could come from the younger generation as a new study points out an unsettling trend: an uptick in diagnoses of metastatic breast cancer in women ages 25 to 39. While progress has been made in overall reduction of cancers in the...


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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