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International News Archive - January 30, 2012

Statistics Show Increases in UK Bedsore, Infected Wound, Malnutrition Deaths

More than 27,000 people in the UK died in 2010 as a result of bedsores or infected wounds, and 1,000-plus reportedly succumbed as a result of dehydration or malnutrition, according to figures obtained from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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