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2005-01-20 08:16:41

One glass a day benefited older women, study finds HealthDayNews -- A drink a day may keep dementia away. That's the conclusion of a new study that found that older women who had one alcoholic drink a day had a 20 percent reduced risk of cognitive impairment, compared to women who abstained. This small benefit may translate into bigger benefits later in life. "A decent proportion of women we see who are having more memory changes than other women will go on to get dementia," said senior study...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'