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2009-04-22 22:30:00

A U.S. study indicates chewing gum can have a positive effect on teenagers' academic performance. Previous research conducted in a laboratory setting showed gum chewing can help reduce stress, improve alertness and relieve anxiety. Study leader Craig A. Johnston of the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston said the current study provides a possible role for chewing gum in helping to improve academic performance in a real life classroom setting. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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