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Soil Can Provide Clues Into Last Day Before Death
2013-08-10 05:06:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have developed a new method that can be used to provide a detailed look at the last day of a person’s life, according a study appearing in the journal Heritage Science. Chemist Kaare Lund Rasmussen and his colleagues used their method to study the remains of a 10-13 year old child who had been buried in the medieval Danish town of Ribe approximately 800 years ago. They were...

No Link Autism Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2013-07-24 09:03:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have been concerned about the potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain - specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy - for a long time. Some have even suggested mercury might be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. Led by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a new study claims there is no association between prenatal mercury exposure and...

Urine, Hair Samples Overestimate Mercury Exposure From Dental Fillings
2013-03-21 10:37:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Michigan reveals that a common test currently used to determine mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings may significantly overestimate the amount of toxic metal released from fillings. Although scientists agree that mercury vapor is released into the mouth by dental amalgam fillings, the amount released remains controversial, as does the question of the health risk posed by this release....

ADHD Behaviors Linked To Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2012-10-09 08:37:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Globally, about ten percent of children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its causes, however, are not very well understood. A new study, published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, has made a link between low-level prenatal mercury exposure with a greater risk of ADHD-related behaviors. Additionally, the study found that maternal fish consumption during pregnancy can help reduce the...

2011-09-04 11:00:00

Dr. Joseph Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice are pairing in this week-long event to help increase awareness of the health and environmental dangers of mercury dental fillings. Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) September 04, 2011 During the week of September 4th-10th, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the nonprofit group Consumers for Dental Choice / ToxicTeeth.org are launching their first-ever âœMercury-Free Dentistry Week,â with in-depth newsletters and...

2011-05-09 11:06:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - CoMeD - On Friday, May 6, 2011, in Tallahassee, Florida, a Republican State Senator filed an amendment to regulate vaccines containing mercury in Florida. The amendment would have made it illegal to buy, sell, manufacture, deliver, import, administer or distribute any vaccine that contained more than 0.3 micrograms of organic or inorganic mercury per milliliter for children younger than age 7 or pregnant women. Despite support for...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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