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Health News Archive - November 30, 2011

The Visuals of Dieting: It’s Not Just Size That Matters

Researchers have recently discovered yet another connection between visual cues and the mind’s perception of food quantity, hunger and satiety — this time involving color and contrasts.

Fish Consumption May Offer Critical Protection Against Alzheimer’s

According to a recent study, scientists have uncovered yet another salubrious effect of consuming fish.

The nation’s largest for-profit nursing homes deliver significantly lower quality of care because they typically have fewer staff nurses than non-profit and government-owned nursing homes.

Stress-related disorders are often linked to people working in the line of fire.

In the UK, women doctors are set to outnumber their male counterparts by 2017.

Policies aimed specifically at men are urgently needed to improve the health of Europe's men, say experts on bmj.com today.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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