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2012-08-12 09:54:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan does not make a pregnant woman more likely to give birth to their child prematurely, a team of Lebanese researchers has discovered. Their study, which has been published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, looked at a total of 402 women (201 who fasted during daytime hours and 201 who ate normally). They found that there was no significant difference in...


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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