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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.