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One Soda A Day Linked To 22 Percent Increase In Diabetes Risk
2013-04-25 14:15:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Proponents of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg´s soda ban have more evidence to support their case, as a recently published European study found that a daily 12-ounce serving of soda can raise an individual´s risk of diabetes by 22 percent. “It´s alarming,” lead author Dora Romaguera of Imperial College, London told Bloomberg News. “Most people are not really aware of the dangers of these drinks.”...

NYC Officials Try To Raise Smoking Age To 21
2013-04-23 12:31:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Undeterred by his latest loss on a city-wide soda ban, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is forging ahead with his newest health initiative — raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. Bloomberg issued this proposal yesterday as a part of his decade-long campaign against tobacco, which included higher taxes on cigarettes and banning smoking in city parks. Most recently, he proposed a law which would require all vendors who sell...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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