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Health News Archive - July 29, 2012

Alcohol Can Intensify Drug Effects

Alcohol combined with certain medications not only opens up the risks of liver damage, stomach bleeding and other side effects, it also makes those drugs "three times more available to the body, effectively tripling the original dose."

Gun Safes Not So Safe After All

A team of security experts has demonstrated that certain gun safes can be cracked open by a preschooler, and that the locks on some of these products can be bypassed using common household items such as a paper clip or an ordinary drinking straw.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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