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2011-03-17 07:45:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Now a new study shows drinking up is good for you. The study found drinking more than one cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less. "Therefore, even small health effects of substances in coffee may have large public health consequences," Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a researcher in the Division of Nutritional...

2011-03-14 20:57:38

Heavy alcohol consumption, specifically three or more glasses of liquor a day, is associated with an increased risk of death from pancreatic cancer, according to a report in the March 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Alcoholic beverage consumption "“ a modifiable lifestyle factor "“ is causally related to several cancers, including oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colorectum and female breast," the authors write as...

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2011-03-14 15:35:00

British health officials said on Monday that a three-year-old child who was treated in the hospital for addiction to alcohol is thought to be the country's youngest alcoholic ever. The child was one of 13 people under the age of 12 who were diagnosed as alcoholics by the state-run National Health Service (NHS) in central England between the years 2008 and 2010. An NHS spokeswoman told the AFP news agency: "We treat alcohol abuse very seriously, and have specialist teams and experts on hand...

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2011-03-11 08:35:00

Drinking at least one cup of coffee per day could reduce a woman's risk of stroke by as much as 25%, claims a new study published online Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Dr. Susanna Larsson, a researcher in the Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues studied more than 34,000 women between the ages of 49 and 83, following them for an average period of 10.4 years....

2011-03-10 15:00:00

Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association DALLAS, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low or no coffee consumption was associated with an increased risk of stroke in a study of 34,670 women (ages 49 to 83) followed for an average 10.4 years. It's too soon to change coffee-drinking habits, but the study should...

2011-03-07 15:24:18

Parents who are both present and engaged are the very best way of preventing teenagers from consuming large quantities of alcohol. Adolescents who smoke, stay out with their friends and have access to alcohol - from their parents, for example - when they are as young as 13 are at greater risk of becoming binge drinkers in their late teens, reveals a new thesis from Karolinska Institutet. "Initiatives that focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship and limiting parental provision of...

2011-03-03 16:41:56

Study finds variation in drinking patterns between men and women depending on neighborhood type Men living in low-income neighbourhoods consume more than three times as many alcoholic drinks each week compared to women in these neighbourhoods, according to a study led by St. Michael's researcher Flora Matheson. The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest neighbourhood affluence affects men and women differently when it comes to alcohol consumption....

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2011-02-23 13:22:11

According to a review of 30 years of research, an alcoholic drink a day can help keep heart disease at bay. The work showed a 14 percent to 25 percent reduction in heart disease in moderate drinkers compared with people who had never drank alcohol. Another article showed alcohol increased "good" cholesterol levels. However, experts said that this was not a reason to start drinking. Studies have suggested for years that drinking alcohol in moderation has some health benefits. Scientists...

2011-02-14 21:35:09

Rapamycin-resveratrol treatment promotes activity against breast cancer Researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute have discovered that resveratrol "“ a compound found in red wine "“ when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are resistant to rapamycin alone. The research "“ recently published in Cancer Letters "“ also indicates that the PTEN tumor-suppressing gene contributes to resveratrol's...

2011-02-14 15:07:19

New research shows men and women who regularly eat berries may have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, while men may also further lower their risk by regularly eating apples, oranges and other sources rich in dietary components called flavonoids. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011. Flavonoids are found in plants and fruits and are also known collectively as vitamin P...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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