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Health News Archive - March 13, 2011

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A new study suggests that "carb counting" might not be as important for your blood sugar than the glycemic level of your food, which also takes into account how quickly you absorb carbohydrates.

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New research shows that expectant mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke may have an increased risk of having a child with birth defects or who is stillborn.

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Researchers are using a new model to learn more about how toe strength can determine how far people can lean while keeping their balance.

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Vanderbilt researchers are studying heavy users of marijuana to help understand what exercise does for the brain, contributing to a field of research that uses exercise as a modality for prevention and treatment.

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Man's best friend may provide more than just faithful companionship.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.