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Health News Archive - May 23, 2009

A greater proportion of Canadian registered nurses working in the United States were employed full-time than their American counterparts, researchers found. Dr.

BOSTON, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid all the speculation over what course the Swine Flu epidemic will take, Boston-based biotech firm Replikins Ltd.

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A Washington court of appeals rejected on Friday an appeal by tobacco companies that sought to overturn a 2006 decision banning cigarette labels such as “light” and “low tar”.

Enough swine flu vaccine to immunize at least 20 million people in the United States should be ready by late summer, federal health officials said. The vaccine would be earmarked for people in key positions in healthcare, national security and emergency services, Health and Human Services Secretary

The World Health Organization in Switzerland says it's revising its warning system to reflect the deadliness of a disease and not just its geographic spread. The current six-point system was created in 2005 amid the threat from H5N1 bird flu, which has a fatality rate of about 60 percent.

Children who ate fast food more than three times a week scored lower on literacy tests, researchers at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee said. The researchers studied more than 5,500 primary school children, with parental income, race and weight taken into account, The Daily Telegraph in Britain reported

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say they have linked a common female infection, bacterial vaginosis, to vitamin D deficiency. The study found that black women are more likely to become infected because they are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Saturday.

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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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