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2012-07-11 23:02:15

HealthyAnswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. HealthyAnswers.com reports there are many health benefits of drinking tea. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 HealthyAnswers.com recently reported many health benefits from drinking a variety of teas...

2012-06-23 23:01:47

Recent research conducted by several medical research centers as well as new uses for Hawthorn documented at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com have confirmed that there are many new health benefits that this super fruit product can provide from cardiovascular to respiratory improvements for many medical patients across the globe. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 The health benefits of Hawthorn Berries have been documented well since early medical trials were completed in the...

The Cellular Secrets of Plant Fatty Acid Production Understood
2012-05-14 13:46:38

Chalcone-isomerase protein holds much promise of economic benefit A curious twist in a family of plant proteins called chalcone- isomerase recently was discovered by Salk Institute for Biological Studies scientist Joseph Noel and colleagues at Iowa State University led by Eve Wurtele. Pursuing basic scientific discovery, they found three similar proteins that could soon translate into positive results for bio-renewable fuels, commodity chemicals like plastics, food security and...

2012-05-08 20:51:15

Research findings offer a new direction for a therapeutic agent to prevent stroke, heart attack A compound called rutin, commonly found in fruits and vegetables and sold over the counter as a dietary supplement, has been shown to inhibit the formation of blood clots in an animal model of thrombosis. These new findings, led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published in today's on-line issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI), identify a...

2012-04-16 05:09:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Next time you have a craving for the sweet stuff don't think twice, chocolate's amazing benefits will give you even more of a reason to indulge. "Chocolate is one of the foods with the greatest appeal to the general population," Sunil Kochhar, Ph.D., was quoted as saying. "The luscious aroma, taste and textures of chocolate have delighted the senses of people in many parts of the world for centuries and make it a well-known comfort food." Kochhar, who is with the...

2012-03-12 20:23:33

New research could make it easier to grow health-promoting blood oranges For the red pigmentation to develop, blood oranges normally require a period of cold as they ripen. The only place to reliably grow them on a commercial scale is in the Sicilian area of Italy around Mount Etna. Here, the combination of sun and cold/sunny days and warm nights provides ideal growing conditions. Scientists have identified the gene responsible for blood orange pigmentation, naming it Ruby, and have...

2012-02-29 09:25:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research has indicated that consuming flavonoids — a class of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine– may indeed lower the risk of stroke in women. "Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk," Aedín Cassidy, Ph.D., the study's lead author and professor of nutrition at Norwich Medical School in the University of East Anglia in Norwich,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'