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2009-04-02 14:27:40

U.S. researchers have linked surviving head and neck cancer with better health choices when diagnosed. Study author Sonia Duffy of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and colleagues found factors that can have a big impact on not getting cancer in the first place -- eating fruits and vegetables, drinking in moderation and smoking factors -- were independently associated with survival. While there has been a recent emphasis on biomarkers and...

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2006-01-28 11:14:07

Women tend to want more life-extending interventions than men, study finds When it comes to end-of-life care, researchers have known for some time that ethnic groups have different perspectives on how they'd wish to be treated. Now, a small study suggests there's a gender gap even among people of the same ethnicity. Interviews with focus groups in Michigan revealed that female African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to want doctors to pull out all the stops to keep them alive. In...


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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