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Health News Archive - April 06, 2009

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Broccoli sprouts effectively control Helicobacter pylori bacteria, known to be a leading cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer, researchers found.

SEATTLE, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today that it received $6.5 million from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Making five lifestyle changes could substantially reduce the rate of colorectal cancer in Britain -- particularly among men -- researchers said. Donald Maxwell Parkin of Cancer Research United Kingdom Centre for Epidemiology, Mathematics, and Statistics in London said the researchers sought to estimate how recommended lifestyle changes could affect the predicted incidence of colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom during the next 24 years. Based on published studies, the researchers made projections to estimate how lifestyle changes would affect future rates of colorectal cancer.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding therapeutic areas are creating significant opportunities for growth within the Kenyan pharmaceutical industry.

MANILA, Philippines, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease or an autoimmune disorder in which the body's defense system attacks the joints through the thin layer of cells called the synovium that lines and lubricates the joints.

BANGKOK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease or an autoimmune disorder in which the body's defense system attacks the joints through the thin layer of cells called the synovium that lines and lubricates the joints.

HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Marine Corps launches its inaugural Marine Week in Chicago, May 11-17, 2009 when the city opens its doors to the nearly 2,000 Marines who will participate in various community activities throughout the Chicagoland area.

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dutch Orphan Disease Registry Consortium is set up in order to build a disease registry framework to collect information on rare diseases, encourage drug development and optimize patient care.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc.

At-home Test Measures Hormone Levels That Indicate Egg Quality and Quantity PRINCETON, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Women trying to conceive are now able to buy at retail, a new test that can help them quickly and easily identify their potential for becoming pregnant.

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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