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Health News Archive - December 26, 2005

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have very high levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) early in pregnancy run the risk of delivering before term, according to a study reported in American Journal of Epidemiology.

By HAYMAN, Kamala Intellectually disabled people in Christchurch face a "horrendous" five-month wait to get help for mental health problems such as depression.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.