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Snoring As Bad For Your Heart As Diabetes
2012-12-05 14:26:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snoring can be more than just an annoyance–if untreated it can have the same effect on the cardiovascular system as diabetes, according to new research from a Romanian medical doctor. The research, which was presented this week at the at EUROECHO and other Imaging Modalities 2012 conference by Dr. Raluca Mincu, showed that the nighttime breathing disorder is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition known to cause...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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