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New research from Britain’s University of Cambridge suggests that the higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease observed in industrialized countries may be due to those populations living in biologically clean environments, with reduced contact with bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Previous research, conducted over the past several years, has examined the association between the immune system […]

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Noun: Phosphene  (FAHSS-feen) Definition:  A luminous impression due to the excitation of the retina. Sample sentence: One way to experience the phosphene effect is to close your eyes and rub them with your fingers.

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It was an average day for me on the 22nd of November in 1963. I was in the second grade, sitting at my desk and thinking about the upcoming weekend. The principal of the school came into our classroom and took our teacher, Mrs. Hurley, out into the hall. Mrs. Hurley returned a couple of […]

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Eating at least one weekly serving of fish – of any kind – seems to help cut the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by 35 percent, and regular long-term (for at least a decade) consumption of omega-3 fatty acids from oily fish such as salmon reduces the risk by 50 percent. This finding, from a […]

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Verb: Undergird (un-der-GERD) Definition: To form the basis or foundation of: strengthen, support. Sample sentence: No one argues that a robust U.S. economy is needed to undergird an effective foreign policy.

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Noun: Bonhomie (bah-nuh-MEE) Definition: Good-natured easy friendliness. Sample sentence: Kayla was worried that she wouldn’t get along with her new roommates, but their bonhomie quickly put her at ease.

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Raw garlic has long been recognized as a powerful natural medicine. It has immune-stimulating properties and is an effective antibiotic and antiviral agent that can be used to help address many kinds of infections. It also contains compounds that appear to fight cancer, and helps lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The latest on […]

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Adjective: Plenipotentiary (plen-uh-puh-TEN-shuh-ree) Definition: 1. Invested with full power. 2. Of or relating to a person invested with full power to transact any business. Sample sentence: The CEO of the large company, about to leave for a month-long vacation, assured his board of directors that his assistant had his full confidence and was vested with […]

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New research from Britain suggests that video games may help you train your brain to be more flexible and to think more strategically. This kind of “cognitive flexibility” can be advantageous in today’s knowledge economy, the researchers said. Investigators at Queen Mary University of London and University College London recruited 72 female volunteers and measured […]

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Noun: Kipper (KIP-er) Definition: 1. A male salmon or sea trout during or after the spawning season. 2. A herring or salmon cured by salting and smoking. Sample sentence: My favorite treat is a kipper on a cracker with a little cream cheese.

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