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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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