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Health News Archive - April 26, 2005

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Even though everybody seems to know what a healthy lifestyle is, very few actually live it, a new study contends. Those who don't smoke, eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, exercise regularly and maintain a normal weight account for only 3 percent of the adult population in the United States.

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Coronary artery bypass surgery doesn't appear to impair a patient's memory or the ability to process and respond to information clearly, quickly, and effectively, a large-scale review of recent research suggests.

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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