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Living Near A Bar Can Make You Drink More
2012-11-04 07:14:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The closer you live to a bar, the greater the chance you could become a heavy drinker according to a new study published recently in the journal Addiction. The study, conducted by a team of researchers in Finland, looked at more than 54,000 adults living in that country from 2000 through 2009, and discovered those who lived closer to bars or pubs were more likely to increase the average amount of alcohol they consume on a regular...

2012-08-25 09:14:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Smokers trying to fight the urge to light up a cigarette might want to do a little walking or bike riding, as a new study suggests that exercise could help suppress nicotine cravings. University of Exeter exercise and health psychology professor Adrian A. Taylor and colleagues analyzed 19 previous clinical trials and found a correlation between physical activity and reduced cravings among smokers, Amy Norton of Reuters...

2012-06-02 07:20:53

A new study, published in a recent edition of the journal Menopause, has discovered that combining massage with aromatherapy can be an effective way in reducing the symptoms of menopause. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and is included in the April 30 of the journal, looked at treatments received by 90 women who entered a "menopausal clinic" at a women's hospital in the Iranian capital, Reuters reporter Amy Norton wrote on Friday....

2010-03-30 06:25:00

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that older women who use multivitamins might be more likely to develop breast cancer than those who do not use the supplements. The research, which was the topic of a March 29 article by Reuters Health reporter Amy Norton, mentions that there is only a correlation between vitamin use and breast cancer. The authors are quick to note that there is no proof that multivitamins cause the disease, but Norton notes...

Word of the Day
  • 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.