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Health News Archive - December 20, 2005

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - One acre of genetically engineered tobacco plants can produce enough anthrax vaccine to inoculate the entire U.S. population safely and inexpensively, a molecular biologist at the University of Central Florida said on Tuesday.

CHICAGO _ By the end of the decade, consumers should have another prescription-strength option to treating heartburn that won't burn a hole in their wallets. TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.