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2009-11-12 11:14:47

A new study from the University of Warwick has discovered taking too much of the essential mineral selenium in your diet can increase your cholesterol by almost 10%. Selenium is a trace essential mineral with anti-oxidant properties. The body naturally absorbs selenium from foods such as vegetables, meat and seafood. However, when the balance is altered and the body absorbs too much selenium, such as through taking selenium supplements, it can have adverse affects.  A team led by Dr...

2008-07-16 18:00:12

Diabetes may be a hidden condition for some patients with coronary heart disease, University of Warwick researchers in England said. Study leader Dr. Saverio Stranges of Warwick Medical School said his research team looked at levels of oxidative stress in the body -- a toxic effect which causes cell damage -- and found high levels of oxidative stress in people with coronary heart disease. The researchers took blood samples to contrast oxidative stress levels in people with coronary...

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2005-02-23 08:25:00

Improved health means they're drinking more than previous generations HealthDay News -- While it's natural to cut back on drinking as you age, new research suggests recent generations of older Americans are cutting back just a little less than their parents did. While the reason for this trend remains unclear, the researchers speculate that better access to health care and improved general health may mean today's 'young old' feel they can get away with a little more drinking than their...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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