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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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