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2010-09-02 10:05:00

The practice of giving infants a small amount of sugar when performing invasive procedures does not reduce the amount of pain they feel, and could actually lead to brain damage, according to a new study published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. Previous studies, including a 2001 series of clinical trials performed by doctors, found that by giving one-tenth of a gram of sucrose to babies before completing a procedure such as installing an antibiotic drip or taking a blood sample...


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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