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pregnancy and longevity
2014-06-26 05:27:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Having the biological capability to conceive children later in life could mean that a woman is more likely to live longer, researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) claim in a new study. Writing in the latest edition of Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, the study authors explain that women who are able to have children after the age of 33 have a greater chance of living longer...

Study Links Saturated Fat To Cognitive Decline
2012-05-21 04:28:00

Saturated fats, already decried by health experts because past studies have linked them to cardiovascular and other diseases, could actually impair how well a person's brain functions, according to a new study published Friday in the Annals of Neurology. In the paper, researchers from Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston analyzed the diets of more than 6,000 women aged 65 or older over the course of four years, Brian Fung, associate editor at The Atlantic, wrote late last week....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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