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Health News Archive - April 14, 2005

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A rewarding spiritual life may help slow the devastation of Alzheimer's disease.

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America's estimated 7 million problem gamblers may have more in common with alcoholics or drug addicts than they think. A new study of Argentine gamblers finds that functional changes in their brains' inhibitory and decision-making centers resemble those seen in hard-core substance abusers.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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