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Science News Archive - September 28, 2004

Schizophrenia is a little understood illness, however, groundbreaking work suggests there may be a dietary link, writes Anna King According to The World Health Organisation, mental health problems are becoming the number one health issue for the 21st century, "with one in every four people suffering at some point in their lives from mental health issues such as suicide, schizophrenia, depression and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)." One of the most serious mental health problems is schizophrenia.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'