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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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.