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Low-Calorie Slurpee Will Freeze Your Brain This Summer
2012-05-15 13:04:14

The nation´s largest convenience chain, 7-Eleven, has announced a new low-calorie line of Slurpees for this summer in hopes of freezing your brain while keeping extra calories out of your system, called Slurpee Lite. Bruce Horovitz for USA Today reports that Slurpee Lite will target females in their 20s with this tagline: “All flavor. No sugar.” The chain has sold saccharin-based Slurpees regionally, but the 45-year-old treat is now rolling out with Splenda as a sweetener,...

2012-05-10 22:38:57

Fighting Childhood Obesity in America Through Health Nutrition Education A health nutrition education program to fight childhood obesity in America is a possible outcome of a study by a University of Oklahoma researcher and a colleague.  The study looked at factors affecting a child´s decision when choosing healthy or unhealthy snacks. Paul Branscum, assistant professor, OU Department of Health and Exercise Science, College of Arts and Sciences, surveyed 167 fourth- and...

Predicting Snack Choices Of Children
2012-05-08 05:00:00

Connie K. Ho for Redorbit.com A study done by researchers at the University of Cincinnati has found that children are influenced in making snack choices. These influences include attitudes, intentions, relationships, and personal behavior control. The research is published in the International Quarterly of Community Health Education and discusses the role that snacking has in the child obesity epidemic. The study was conducted by Paul Branscrum, assistant professor of health and...

Study Finds More Antioxidants In Popcorn Than In Fruit
2012-03-26 05:09:53

Popcorn's reputation as a healthy snack food was bolstered even further Sunday with the release of a study that discovered the popular movie-time munchies actually have more of a specific type of antioxidant than many fruits and vegetables. As part of the research, Dr. Joe Vinson and colleagues from the University of Scranton analyzed four different types of popcorn -- two of which were air-popped and the other two were prepared in microwaves -- and measured the amount of the antioxidants...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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