Latest Unexplained Stories

2008-08-17 18:00:51

HOSPITALS can expect a rise in the number of patients admitted with suspected strokes tonight - because it's a full moon. Researchers at Glasgow University said the number of people having the symptoms without actually suffering a stroke peaks with the lunar cycle. The condition - known as medically unexplained stroke symptoms - makes up two per cent of admissions for stroke. Study leader Dr Terry Quinn said: "We found a significant increase in presentations with medically unexplained...

2008-05-14 12:55:49

Leaving infants less that one month old in a sitting position for a long period of time may place them at an increased risk for sudden infant death, according to Dr. Aurore Cote.Deaths among infants in a sitting position accounted for about 3 percent of the infant deaths reviewed as part of a study by Cote, from McGill University Health Center, and colleagues."Caution should be used when placing younger infants in car seats and similar sitting devices, whether the infants have been born...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.