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2006-02-02 21:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Cocaine can cause serious abdominal problems as well as chest pain and breathing difficulties, a leading surgeon said on Friday. "Abdominal complications from cocaine abuse are life-threatening and require emergency surgery," said Luke Meleagros, of North Middlesex University Hospital, in Britain's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. With an estimated 344,000 people using cocaine and 17,000 taking crack cocaine each month in Britain, Meleagros and his colleagues fear...

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2006-02-02 21:05:00

LONDON -- Cocaine can cause serious abdominal problems as well as chest pain and breathing difficulties, a leading surgeon said on Friday. "Abdominal complications from cocaine abuse are life-threatening and require emergency surgery," said Luke Meleagros, of North Middlesex University Hospital, in Britain's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. With an estimated 344,000 people using cocaine and 17,000 taking crack cocaine each month in Britain, Meleagros and his colleagues fear health...

2006-02-02 19:03:14

LONDON (Reuters) - Cocaine can cause serious abdominal problems as well as chest pain and breathing difficulties, a leading surgeon said on Friday. "Abdominal complications from cocaine abuse are life-threatening and require emergency surgery," said Luke Meleagros, of North Middlesex University Hospital, in Britain's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. With an estimated 344,000 people using cocaine and 17,000 taking crack cocaine each month in Britain, Meleagros and his...

2005-09-19 16:02:25

Researchers believe there could be 46,000 crack cocaine users aged 15-44 in London, suggesting one in every hundred young adult Londoners could be a user. Research published online in the Society for the Study of Addiction, shows how researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Bristol, used statistical modelling to estimate the number of crack cocaine users aged between 15 and 44 across London. Dr Matthew Hickman, from Imperial College London, and an author of the paper,...

2005-09-19 14:20:00

LONDON -- London has a substantial problem with crack cocaine, researchers said on Monday, publishing a study which claimed one in every 100 Londoners aged between 15 and 44 could be using the drug. Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Bristol published research in the Society for the Study of Addiction, which said there could be 46,000, crack cocaine users in that age group. "Although crack cocaine use has been a cause for concern in many countries since the 1980s,...

2004-12-01 09:00:04

MILFORD, Conn. - A man and woman who tried to bail out a friend were arrested after police said they brought a crack pipe and drugs to the police station. Robert Amato, 42, of New Haven, and Valerie Lawler, 20, of Wallingford, were arrested by Milford police at about 1:15 a.m. Monday. Police said Amato drove Lawler to the Milford police station to bail out her friend, but when Lawler opened her car door to get out a crack pipe fell onto the ground, in front of a police officer. The...


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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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