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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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