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Childhood Pneumonia Still Prevalent Despite Global Decline In Death Rates
2012-11-13 12:27:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2011, 1.3 million children lost their lives due to pneumonia. On average, the illness caused the deaths of one in five kids throughout the world. With these staggering statistics, pneumonia is considered the leading killer of children under five years of age. The situation presents a dichotomy. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the amount of money spent on preventing, protecting, and treating children...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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