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2009-05-18 23:51:33

Cardiac abnormalities in some marathon runners following competition are temporary, and do not result in damage to the heart muscle, Canadian researchers say. Researchers at the University of Manitoba say the study involved the first use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in a post-marathon setting. The study examined the cardiac health of 14 runners who participated in the full 2008 Manitoba Marathon in Winnipeg. All runners were classified, for purposes of the study, as non-elite,...

2009-04-20 12:07:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ - Eating beans and peas every day is not only good for you; it can help fight cardiovascular disease - the number one cause of death worldwide. A new clinical study by researchers at the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) shows that daily consumption of pulses - beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas - leads to major improvements in blood vessel function in individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition in...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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