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2010-10-07 06:15:00

Women who drink a few units of alcohol per week during pregnancy do not increase the risk of developmental problems in their child, according to a controversial new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Official advice remains that women abstain completely from drinking any alcohol during pregnancy. But, in a study of more than 11,000 five-year-olds no evidence of harm was found in children whose mothers drank lightly during pregnancy. There were far more...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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