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2005-06-15 07:06:25

Heavy 'hazardous' drinking and drug use are associated with several serious health problems such as injuries, hypertension, pneumonia, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anxiety disorders and major psychoses, according to a new U.S. study.

2005-06-14 23:23:18

'Hazardous' drinking and drug use are much less severe but much more common than dependence.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.