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Health News Archive - November 26, 2005

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Eating a Mediterranean-style diet for three months can reduce the risk of heart disease by 15 percent, a new study shows.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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