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2011-04-18 21:07:33

Drospirenone, the top-selling oral contraceptive marketed as Yaz or Yasmin in the U.S. and Canada, doesn't carry any more risk of gall bladder disease than the older generation of birth control pills, despite claims by some consumers and lawyers in both countries, according to a new study by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researcher Mahyar Etminan. In the study, published today in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), Etminan and...

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2005-05-20 07:55:29

Experts disagree about the finding's validity, however HealthDay News -- Leafy greens, whole grains, nuts and other foods rich in vitamin E may help prevent Parkinson's disease, according to a new review of eight studies. The researchers stressed that the finding needs to be verified in clinical trials before vitamin E could be recommended as a means of warding off the condition, however. Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive deterioration of motor control....


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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