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2009-01-31 13:44:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent episode of 60 Minutes, newsman Morley Safer was mistakenly led by researchers to believe the only current way to add more healthy years to one's lifespan is to drink impossible amounts of red wine (1000 bottles a day) or wait for a drug company to invent a magic pill based on resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of grapes and concentrated in red wine. What 60 Minutes viewers weren't told was that Longevinex(R), a leading dietary...

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2008-12-31 10:30:00

Leukemia cells are no match for grape seed extract, according to a team of researchers from the University of Kentucky. Their recent finding, published in the January issue of Clinical Cancer Research, suggests that grape seed extract is effective "“ killing 76 percent of all leukemia cells that were exposed to the extract. Xianglin Shi, professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky, led a team of researchers who sought to study the extract's activity in...

2008-12-15 10:20:13

A deadly black widow spider survived a trip from California in a bunch of grapes and ended up in the kitchen of a startled Canadian veterinarian. Tina Chivers, wife of Dr. Jeremy Chivers, said she began screaming Saturday as she washed the seedless red grapes and left them to dry in a sink in St. Catharines, Ontario, northwest of Niagara Falls. She told the St. Catharines Standard that when she spotted the spider's telltale red hourglass marking, she let out a scream that brought her husband...

2008-11-11 03:00:09

RevGenetics (http://www.revgenetics.com/), at the forefront of developing uncommonly effective products using common herbal ingredients, unveils Sirtuin Skin, a resveratrol powered skin care cream. Sirtuin Skin is a resveratrol cream with proven peptides that revitalizes and moisturizes, making skin look and feel younger, longer. Derived from varying sources, including certain red grape skins, resveratrol is considered most beneficial for a broad range of age related conditions because of its...

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2008-10-29 15:40:00

Research released on Wednesday shows that grape intake lowered blood pressure and signs of heart muscle damage, and improved heart function in lab rats. The report suggests that eating grapes may help fight high blood pressure related to a salty diet.  Grapes could also calm other factors related to heart diseases such as heart failure. "These findings support our theory that something within the grapes themselves has a direct impact on cardiovascular risk, beyond the simple blood...

2008-10-17 12:00:08

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, internationally acclaimed French brand Caudalie will open the first Vinotherapie(R) Spa in the United States at the iconic New York City hotel, The Plaza. Caudalie revolutionized the spa world in 1999 when they pioneered Vinotherapie(R) by harnessing the untapped, restorative power of grapes and grapevine polyphenols. This landmark property will house the fourth international Caudalie Vinotherapie(R) Spa and the first and only not located on a...

2008-10-16 00:00:05

Resveratrol found in grapes, red wine and peanuts, prevents alcoholic fatty liver in mice, U.S. researchers have determined. Chronic alcohol consumption causes fat to accumulate in the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Joanne M. Ajmo, Xiaomei Liang, Christopher Q. Rogers, Brandi Pennock and Min You, all of the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center in Tampa, Fla., divided mice into groups and fed all of them a low-fat diet. Some mice had resveratrol in...

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2008-10-15 16:20:00

An herbicide that is effective at killing broadleaf weeds in corn, but also annihilated most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have a worthy contender. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new grape called Improved Chancellor which is resistant to the popular herbicide 2, 4-D. "In 1946, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic or 2, 4-D was introduced. It was a wonder herbicide," said Robert Skirvin, plant biologist in the College of Agriculture,...

2008-09-22 15:00:14

By Donna Olmstead For the Journal Promising research appears to show that an antioxidant in wine and other foods such as peanuts, grapes, mulberries and blueberries improves many conditions associated with aging. But heading to the wine shop for cases of pinot noir or a health food store for supplements may be premature. Research seems to show the antioxidant called resveratrol might help with stroke, cancer, diabetes, other cardiovascular ailments and skin problems. David...

2008-08-29 12:01:18

CONCORD, Mass., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's, the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara-based grape products, announced today that it has hired Tonic Life Communications as its new public relations agency of record following a competitive review. Welch's will partner with Tonic to raise awareness of the health benefits of Welch's 100% Grape Juice and Welch's 100% White Grape Juice amongst consumer audiences and healthcare professionals. The account will be led by Jennifer Ryan,...


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.'