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Researchers Say General Health Checkups Do Not Save Lives
2012-10-17 09:45:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people visit their doctors for regularly-scheduled general checkups with the notion that doing so provides them with the security of knowing they will live a long, happy life. But those people could be accepting false hope, according to Danish researchers who carried out a recent study. The researchers found that patients who had general health checkups died of cardiovascular disease and cancer at virtually the same rate as...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin