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2011-07-29 11:15:00

The rate of strokes in women who have recently given birth has increased in the last dozen years and is alarming physicians, The Telegraph is reporting. A database of 5 to 8 million discharges from 1,000 hospitals was studied and compared the rates of strokes from 1994-95 to 2006-07 in women who were pregnant, delivering a baby and who had recently given birth, says a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Pregnancy-related stroke hospitalizations increased 54...


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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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