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Health News Archive - May 22, 2010

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Lowering voice may be means of signaling attraction, research finds.

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Honeycombed particles filled with cancer drug act like time-release capsules at tumor site.

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A salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 20 people in 10 states has prompted a California food company to issue a nationwide recall of alfalfa sprouts that were contaminated.

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The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) on Thursday published an analysis of 178 genomes from microbes that live in or on the human body.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amerigroup Foundation today joined community leaders and organizations to celebrate the grand opening of "JT's Grommet Island Park and Playground for EveryBODY." The first-of-its-kind, 100-percent handicap-accessible oceanfront park and playground, situated along the Virginia Beach coastline, is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Bruce Thompson in honor of his son Josh.

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, The Dannon Company, Inc. was a leading sponsor of the Forth Worth FitFuture KIDS Fest.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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