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2005-12-13 11:50:00

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK -- The link between increased dairy consumption and teenage acne may be partly explained by the high iodine content in milk, according to a New York researcher. "Farmers give their cows iodine-fortified feed to prevent infection, and they use sanitizing iodine solutions on their cows' udders and milking equipment," Dr. Harvey Arbesman, of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in upstate New York, said in a university statement....

2005-12-07 17:17:32

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dermatologists seem to agree that something in milk and dairy products may be linked to teen-age acne. But is it hormones and "bioactive molecules," as a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggested, or is there something else? University at Buffalo dermatologist Harvey Arbesman, M.D., says there could be something else: Iodine. Arbesman, a UB clinical assistant professor of dermatology and social and preventive medicine, details his reasoning in a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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