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No joke: researchers in Spain have suggested that drinking red wine or eating grapes may help defend your skin against the damaging effects of sunburn. The investigators report that antioxidant compounds found in grapes can protect skin by undermining formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). If left unchecked, these byproducts of normal metabolism set off […]

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Noun: Agon  (AH-gahn) Definition: Conflict. Sample sentence: As the U.S. presidential elections approach, anyone with an interest in politics is focused on the agon  about to reach its  climax.  

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For many women, gaining weight after menopause seems inevitable, and losing it nearly impossible. However, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a few simple changes can make a big difference. Researchers followed 465 overweight and obese postmenopausal women for four years to evaluate weight-loss strategies that worked best. The women were […]

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Noun: Phantasm  (FAN-taz-um) Definition: 1. A product of fantasy. 2. A delusive appearance or  illusion. 3. A ghost or specter. 4. A figment of the imagination. 5. A mental representation of a real object. Sample sentence: The old mansion, which according to local legend is inhabited by the phantasm of an 18th-century resident, is the […]

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It is possible for everyone to enjoy a healthy and safe Halloween. Here are a few tips to help: 1. A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. 2. Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and […]

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Verb: Dissociate  (dih-SOH-shee-ayt) Definition: Disconnect, disunite Sample sentence: Although both politicians are members of the same party, the Senator is trying to dissociate herself from the unpopular governor.

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There is a potential new role for vitamin B3 or niacin: high doses can help boost the power of immune cells to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria by a factor of 1,000. Recent studies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, UCLA and other institutions reported that megadoses of B3 can […]

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Noun: Malison  (MAL-uh-sun) Definition: Curse, malediction Sample sentence: When I see him again he shall have the rough side of my tongue and my malison besides.

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Adjective: Smashmouth  (SMASH-mouth) Definition: Characterized by brute force without finesse Sample sentence: Monday night’s game, between two teams known for their hard-hitting, aggressive styles, promises to be entertaining if you like smashmouth football.

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Olives are among the oldest cultivated foods known – they were planted and harvested in Crete some seven thousand years ago. While olives have a high fat content, almost three-fourths of their fat is the healthy monounsaturated type, which can help to improve cholesterol ratios. Olives are also a good source of vitamin  E (which […]

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