Word: Momus - (a) famed
(b) island between Sicily and Italy (c) fertility god (Fewast of
Momus) (d) god of blame and ridicule
Difficult Word: -
Merino (a) Italian town next to Monaco (b) type of sheep (c)
type of cheese (d) Alpine monastery known for its fine wines
road test brain food pills
- BBC Schoolchildren
have volunteered to be 'guinea pigs' in a study to show if taking fish
oils boosts brain power. More than 34 youngsters at Loftus Junior
School, in Saltburn, East Cleveland, are taking the pills in yoghurt
drinks. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and is said to have
a range of health benefits including boosting the ability to learn,
reducing the chances of a heart attack and improving foetal growth in
pregnant women. The three-month project has only been running for
three weeks, but already anecdotal evidence suggests pupils'
handwriting, memory and concentration have improved.
diets can ward off cancer
- BBC Eating
lots of fruit and vegetables and limited amounts of red meat and sugary
foods is the way to protect against cancer, say researchers. Three
separate studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association show
the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet. As well as protecting
against bowel cancer, eating a plant-based diet is good for the heart,
say experts. Such diets offered no extra protection against breast
cancer, however. But US research released days ago showed adding
olive oil to your diet can cut the risk of developing breast cancer.
brain damage 'reversed'
- BBC Scientists
have reversed the damage caused to the brain by Alzheimer's disease
during tests on mice. The US team used an antibody to remove
the build up of potentially damaging deposits from the area of the brain
responsible for memory and cognition. The treatment reversed the
nerve cell damage in days, Washington University School of Medicine
researchers said. Prior to the study, it was thought that once the
damage had been caused to the brain there was no way of repairing it. "
in just three days there were 20 to 25% reductions in the number or six
of the existing swellings."
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