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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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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