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Health News Archive - June 07, 2008

By Kukharenko, Svitlana ABSTRACT: Magical efficacy has been important in Ukrainian wedding ritual. The korovai, rushnyk, omens, gifts, the showering of the couple, and other "sacred" objects and acts of the Ukrainian folk wedding are believed to be imbued with prophetic qualities.

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It is an established fact that smokers have a higher risk of heart disease than non-smokers, but means of testing smokers’ nicotine levels are somewhat unreliable.

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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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