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2013-07-03 11:09:54

Diabetes is strongly associated with socioeconomic status (SES): low income, low education, and low occupational status are all linked to a higher risk for diabetes. Trying to understand the mechanisms underlying the association, Silvia Stringhini from the Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland and colleagues report in this week's PLOS Medicine that a substantial part of it appears to be attributable to chronic inflammation. "Taking together the evidence...

2013-06-27 12:04:25

People who believe that stress is having an adverse impact on their health are probably right, because they have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, according to new research published online today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal. The latest findings from the UK's Whitehall II study, which has followed several thousand London-based civil servants since 1985, found that people who believe stress is affecting their health "a lot or extremely" had double the risk of a...

2013-06-13 23:23:45

The Servcorp Singapore team will help raise money for Assisi Hospice at the Upcoming Charity Fun Day to be held on June 16th. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Singapore, SG: As a socially responsible company which focuses on helping people succeed in their businesses, Servcorp also aims to help people succeed outside of the workplace. Being actively engaged in community relations is something which Servcorp strives for which is why every year, the Servcorp Singapore team raises money for charity in...

2013-06-04 23:28:57

Flowering pots will brighten up the windowsills of senior citizens in a nursing home, and also gives the kids something to do. Create memories with loved ones and give a gift that will be cherished in between visits! Lebanon, NJ (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Over the summer there may be plans to take the kids to visit a loved one in a nursing home. Sometimes planning these visits can be stressful - especially since often the nursing home is quite a drive. A great idea is to bring a nursing home...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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