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2009-01-08 17:01:39

U.S. government statistics confirm that the decades-long rise in the preterm birth rate persists, putting more infants at risk for death and disability. Nearly 543,000 babies were born too soon in 2006 found a report by the National Center for Health Statistics. The nation's preterm birth rate -- birth before 37 completed weeks gestation -- rose to 12.8 percent in 2006, or a 36 percent increase since the early 1980s. The federal government report attributed much of the increase to the...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

Parity Energy is proud to announce the latest iteration of its online marketplace for trading energy derivatives, Parity Energy Platform (PEP) 3.0. As volatile markets continue to demand greater transparency and pricing control, PEP provides clients with open access to all quotes and unparalleled control of order management. Moreover, an increasing number of energy participants are recognizing the need to reduce their exposure to credit risk due to bilateral transactions. PEP addresses...

2006-03-05 21:04:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League and its players union broke off negotiations on extending the NFL's labor agreement once again on Sunday night. The move sets the stage for a cull of high-priced veterans for salary cap reasons with the free agency period set to start at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on Monday. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on the NFL's official Web site the union had broken off the talks. There was no comment from the NFLPA. It appeared the two sides might be...

2005-07-01 10:28:33

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth are more frequent in babies born through assisted reproductive techniques (ART), a study from Australia shows. The study also shows that use of fresh rather than frozen embryos appears to be one risk factor for these outcomes. The number of births after the use of ART has increased steadily around the world, especially in developed countries, Dr. Michael Chapman of the University of New South Wales and colleagues note in...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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