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2009-01-22 16:40:00

A leading expert said today that people with "seasonal affective disorder", or SAD, cannot be cured with tanning.  The condition, also known as "winter depression" or "winter blues" in its less severe form, is often treated with daily sessions of exposure to bright light. And while some reports have linked tanning to improvements in mood, real light therapy uses a completely differently type of light and works through the eyes, a Reuters report quoted Dr. Michael Terman as saying. Dr....

Word of the Day
  • 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.