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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...

Sleeping Pills Linked To Increased Risk Of Death
2012-02-28 11:03:43

A new study finds that people who take certain commonly prescribed sleeping pills have a five-fold increased risk of death, even among those taking fewer than 18 doses a year. And these drugs are also linked to a significantly increased risk of cancer among those taking high doses, the study, published in the journal BMJ Open, shows. The study, analyzing 10,500 people who took a wide-range of sleeping pills including zolpidem, diazepam and tamazepam, found that the top third of sleeping...

Possible Link Between Personal Care Products, Breast Cancer Studied
2012-01-14 05:22:26

Researchers are once again investigating a possible link between a widely used chemical preservative and cancer, as a new study has found the substance present in the tissues of 40 women suffering from breast cancer, according to various media reports. The chemicals in question are known as parabens and are used in deodorants, cosmetics, food products, and pharmaceuticals, according to WebMD and the Daily Mail. When they enter the human body, parabins act like the hormone estrogen, which...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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