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Health News Archive - June 26, 2012

Two Glasses Of Wine A Day Makes You Happy

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine found that those who drink in moderation have a better overall score of quality of life than those who do not drink alcohol at all.

Food Allergies More Common In Young Children

A new study has found that young children have an undetermined large number of reactions to milk and egg allergies and other foods.

Not getting enough of the “sun vitamin?” It could be causing you to gain weight! A new study states older women with insufficient levels of vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the vitamin.

According to the National Cancer Institute, there has been a steady increase in the prevalence of oropharyngeal cancers in the U.S. since 1973. Researchers believe this increase has mainly been attributed to oral HPV infection.

Blood tests that measure Vitamin D deficiency are among the most frequently ordered tests in medicine. A new study found that some test kits are inaccurate.

Timing Of ADHD Medication Impacts Academic Performance

A team of researchers recently found a connection between the ages of at which children with ADHD began taken medication and how they performed on standardized exams.

Behavioral And Health Changes Decrease Levels Of Testosterone

Australian scientists recently looked in to testosterone and its progression in males from young to old age and discovered that gradual decline in testosterone levels is more likely caused by a man’s behavioral and health changes rather than aging.

Eating Dessert With Breakfast Helps Dieters

Chocolate cake. Crème filled donuts. These are some of the options people can look forward to having for breakfast after a new study highlighted the role dessert has in breakfast for dieters.

Doctors Requested To Calculate BMI Of Their Patients

A government panel renewed a recommendation for every adult to be screened for obesity during checkups, suggesting more physicians should be routinely calculating their patients’ body mass index (BMI).

Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes associated with cardiovascular ailments.

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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