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2011-12-22 07:26:04

A New UCSF Study Shows Same Result Can Be Achieved with Half the Antibiotics A UCSF study shows a popular treatment for a potentially blinding eye infection is just as effective if given every six months versus annually. This randomized study on trachoma, the leading cause of infection-caused blindness in the world, could potentially treat twice the number of patients using the same amount of medication. “The idea is we can do more with less,” said Bruce Gaynor, MD,...

2011-11-13 08:00:00

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved Georgia Southwestern State Universityâs request to name its new Health and Human Sciences Complex after former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a GSW alumna from the class of 1946. ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 Wednesday, during their November meeting, the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia approved Georgia Southwestern State Universityâs request to name its new Health and...

2011-09-02 07:00:00

A unique grant from Johnson & Johnson to Georgia Southwestern State Universityâs Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving will finance a program designed to help families of returning soldiers to cope with health issues related to combat. The Georgia Army National Guard is partnering in this program to assist in recruiting individuals caring for these veterans. Americus, Ga. (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 Johnson & Johnson has awarded $162,000 in grant funding to Georgia...

2010-06-21 13:43:00

Court Upholds Broad Interpretation Of Anti-Terrorism Law That Inhibits Work Of Humanitarian Groups NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court today upheld the broad application of a federal law that hinders the ability of human rights and humanitarian aid organizations to do their work by making it a crime to provide "material support" to designated "foreign terrorist organizations" (FTOs). The ruling thwarts the efforts of human rights organizations to...

2009-11-21 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A regional initiative launched in the 1990s to eliminate onchocerciasis (river blindness) in the Americas has substantially reduced the prevalence of the disease in recent years, as evidenced by a 31% decrease in the number of individuals requiring mass drug administration in six endemic countries. Results were reported today at the 58th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The reported progress...

2009-07-15 09:51:00

Dr. Thomas Bryant Brings Hill Experience, Commitment to Consumer/Survivor Empowerment WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations is pleased to announce the hiring of Thomas Bryant, MD, JD, as its first-ever Director of Government Relations. Dr. Bryant, a longtime leader in the mental health field, states: "I'm excited to join the staff of the National Coalition. The most important innovations in the mental health...

2009-04-22 17:00:00

Delegation honors President Carter, Carter Center for fight against neglected tropical diseases WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health Progress (GHP) and ONE, as well as members of Congress, the African Diplomatic Corps and representatives from NGOs, foundations and the business community, welcomed a delegation of senior African health officials to Washington, D.C., at a reception on Capitol Hill today. The delegation presented a tribute to President Jimmy Carter and...

2009-01-26 11:38:00

Lions pledge additional $203 million to continue to fight preventable blindness Tuesday, January 27, 1:15-1:45 p.m., 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will dedicate the "Gift of Sight" statue on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at Lions Clubs International headquarters, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook. The statue symbolizes Lions Clubs International Foundation's (LCIF) ongoing collaborative efforts to combat preventable...

2008-12-04 18:00:00

- GSK CEO marks 10th anniversary of drive to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) with donation of one-billionth albendazole tablet and grant to The Carter Center LONDON and PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a meeting today with former U.S. President and founder of The Carter Center, Jimmy Carter, as well as global health thought leaders from around the world, GlaxoSmithKline (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced that it has made a $250,000 donation to The Carter Center to assist the...


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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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