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Health News Archive - April 05, 2005

The study examined the relationships between stress and coping strategies among 283 college students. Participants completed questionnaires relating to their stress perceptions, actual academic loads and their coping strategies.

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While the high-decibel entertainment young Americans enjoy at rock concerts and clubs may be wrecking their hearing, most music fans say preventing hearing loss remains a low priority, a new MTV-based survey finds.

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Zinc may give your teenager a mental edge. Researchers found that adding the mineral to the diets of middle schoolers led to improvements in their memories and attention spans.

Back in January, with your clothing pinching and your scale reaching previously unimaginable numbers, you joined a gym and vowed to get back in shape. A few months later, you find yourself skipping aerobics classes. You're tired of the treadmill and sick of the Stairmaster.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'