Latest Kerry Grens Stories

2012-09-09 10:25:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As many as half of all women could be suffering from sleep apnea, if a study published in an August edition of the European Respiratory Journal is any indication. As part of the research, experts from Umeå University and Uppsala University, both in Sweden, recruited a random population sample of 400 women, had them complete a questionnaire and monitored them while they were sleeping, Reuters reporter Kerry Grens said...

2012-05-06 06:56:04

New research from an Indianapolis-based allergist has revealed that some Amish children are less likely to suffer from asthma or allergies than other youngsters. In his study, lead author Dr. Mark Holbreich analyzed Amish kids who were raised on rural farms in northern Indiana and found that they even have lower rates of those two ailments than Swiss children, who are widely recognized for their lack of allergy-related symptoms, Reuters reporter Kerry Grens wrote on Friday. Dr....

2011-10-30 07:17:03

Nonsmokers who live in locations with high levels of air pollution are approximately 20% more likely to die as a result of lung cancer than those who live in clean-air areas, a team of researchers claim in a new study. In their research, Michelle C. Turner, Daniel Krewski, C. Arden Pope III, and Susan M. Gapstur of the University of Ottawa, Yue Chen of Brigham Young University (BYU), and Michael J. Thun of the American Cancer Society's Epidemiology Research Program followed more than 188,...

2011-07-02 06:00:00

College and university students are unlikely to alter their diets, even if nutritional information is readily available in school cafeterias, a team of researchers from Ghent University in Belgium has discovered. In their study, Christine Hoefkens, Dr. Wim Verbeke, and their colleagues surveyed 224 individuals, each of whom regularly ate at two of the school's cafeterias and logged their menu choices over the course of several days, according to a Reuters Health report on the experiment....

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).