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2010-11-23 12:10:00

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beneficial Blends LLC, makers of Kelapo(TM) virgin coconut oil, is announcing its new Kelapo Vegetarian Coconut Oil Softgel, the first and only all-vegetarian coconut oil softgel product on the market today. Approved vegetarian by VegSociety, out of London, the oldest vegetarian approval agency in the world, the softgel lining is made from a special, patented V-gel that contains seaweed instead of bovine, like regular softgels. Each coconut oil...

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2010-02-03 14:34:28

When Dr. David Dosa, a geriatrician and assistant professor at Brown University, published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 describing a cat named Oscar who could sense when someone was dying, many grew fearful of the what they saw as a four legged grim reaper.    Although Dr. Dosa never intended to make the cat sound frightening, records have shown that since the paper's publishing, Oscar has rarely erred in his predictions -- sometimes even proving...

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2007-07-25 19:40:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live. "He doesn't make too many mistakes. He seems to understand when patients are about to die," said Dr. David Dosa in an interview. He describes the phenomenon...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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