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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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