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Mistletoe Extract Shows Promise As Colon Cancer Treatment
2012-12-23 06:22:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it has become an iconic symbol of holiday romance, mistletoe may contain a substance that could help in the treatment of colon cancer, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia discovered in a recent study. The research, which was featured in a Huffington Post article published Friday, discovered the plant's extract was actually more effective in eliminating colon cancer cells than chemotherapy. Furthermore,...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

Falling in love is easy, staying in love is hard. These tips Dr Bonnie teaches her patients can help bring the sexy back! Dr. Bonnie has created the theory of using Smart Heart Skills and Dialogue to bring back the glue to keep a relationship new. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 Getting a good smooch under the mistletoe can be part of a fun holiday tradition, but why not get a jump start and warm up before hand? Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil suggests kicking things off this season by taking...

2010-12-07 12:10:00

Conservationists said that mistletoe could vanish from British halls and doorways within the next 20 years.  The National Trust fears that the decline of traditional apple orchards, where mistletoe thrives, may lead to the parasitic plants disappearing. The trust is leading a campaign to prompt orchard owners and gardeners to think about nurturing the plant and wants household owners to ensure they buy sustainably sourced mistletoe. It said that in the cider heartland traditional...

2008-12-22 12:15:00

Merchants and suppliers in St. Louis say individuals seeking actual mistletoe this year are out of luck as the kissing aid is missing in action. Baisch & Skinner Inc. President John Baisch said this year's lack of the bough-and-berry combination is due to a waning interest in the traditional holiday fare used to provoke Christmas kisses, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Monday. There are just no calls for it anymore, the head of the Florists' Row wholesaler said. Really, it's a thing of...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.