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Americium – the radioelement having atomic number 95; mass numbers at isotopes ranging from 237 to 246, half-lives – from 25 minutes to 8800 years. Americium can be deposited for a long time in bones.

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The American scientists made experiments on mice and came to a conclusion that water-melon juice prevents development of atherosclerosis of vessels. One group of mice drank usual water, and the second – water-melon juice. As a result vessels of the second group were free from cholesteric plaques.