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2011-03-15 15:11:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spring 2011 edition of On The Issues Magazine - "The Ecology of Women" - examines how environmental health affects women's lives, particularly the toxins and chemicals that enter our bodies from the air, water, food and consumer products. These toxins are implicated as possible causes of conditions like cancer, early puberty, infertility, miscarriages, and birth defects. "The Ecology of Women" seeks to insert the effects of environmental toxins...

2008-09-22 12:00:14

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the opening of its new museum and conference center, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) announces the launch of the Molecules That Matter Lecture Series. The series complements the museum's first changing exhibition, Molecules That Matter, which showcases scientific objects and artistic reactions to ten organic molecules that transformed the twentieth century. The exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Francis Young...

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2007-09-15 15:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- American girls are entering puberty at earlier ages, putting them at far greater risk for breast cancer later in life and for all sorts of social and emotional problems well before they reach adulthood. Girls as young as 8 increasingly are starting to menstruate, develop breasts and grow pubic and underarm hair _ biological milestones that only decades ago typically occurred at 13 or older. African American girls are especially prone to early puberty. Theories...


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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