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Blood sugar in the “high normal” range – short of levels associated with diabetes or even pre-diabetes – can lead to brain shrinkage, according to results of a new study from Australia. Using multiple brain scans, researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra found evidence of the shrinkage in seniors between the ages of […]

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Noun: Cathexis  (kuh-THEK-sis) Definition: Investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea. Sample sentence: Martha’s cathexis in her science project earned her the highest award at the science fair.

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Today’s Answer: Wizard Of Oz Winner: John Today’s winner is John! He wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Research from China suggests that drinking green tea may provide benefits beyond protecting us against cardiovascular diseases, esophageal cancer, high blood pressure and the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. In studies with mice, the investigators found that epigallocatechin-3 galate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, boosts production of neural progenitor cells. These progenitor cells can […]

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Noun: Numen  (NOO-mun) Definition: A spiritual force or influence often identified with a natural object, phenomenon, or place. Sample sentence: For the technology man, the internet is the glue that holds our globalized world together and the divine numen that fills it with meaning.

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If you’re over 30, chances are you’ve got gum disease. A new study published in the August 30, 2012 issue of the Journal of Dental Research apparently confirms the gloomy news: based on data from a nationally representative sample, 47 percent of the U.S. population has gum disease.The investigation reported that about 9 percent of […]

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Adjective: Hortative  (HOR-tuh-tiv) Definition: Giving exhortation: serving to advise or warn. Sample sentence: The candidate’s hortative style of speaking appealed to some voters but led others to dismiss him as a blowhard.

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Adjective: Vapid Definition: Lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force: flat, dull, Sample sentence: The movie was billed as a gripping political thriller but turned out to be a vapid film with a slow pace and a poorly written script.

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Lung disease isn’t the only danger you face if share your personal space with a smoker. A new British study has found that secondhand smoke can damage the memory of those who are regularly exposed to it, either because they live with smokers or spent time with smokers in designated smoking areas for an average […]

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Here’s a behavioral health study that might help to explain escalating rates of divorce: researchers at UCLA found that women who have pre-wedding doubts are more likely to be divorced four years later than those with no doubts. Even among couples who remain married after four years the brides or grooms who had doubts before […]

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