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2013-06-21 23:04:27

Bridgestone Retail Operations Customer Round-Up Campaign Supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is delighted to announce that for the months of July and August, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC (BRSO) will raise money for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with a nationwide “round-up” program. BSRO employees and its 2,200 retail locations nationwide, including...

Coffee Lowers Risk Of Autoimmune Liver Disease
2013-05-19 07:29:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Regular coffee consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of the autoimmune liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), according to a study that will be presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the Digestive Disease Week 2013 conference in Orlando, Florida on Monday. According to the Minnesota-based medical center, PSC is a disease of the bile ducts, which can result in inflammation and subsequent duct obstruction...

2011-05-11 13:47:24

Linking it to bacterial overgrowth, food poisoning Cedars-Sinai researchers have reported two advances in the understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million people. One study provides further evidence that IBS is linked to an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut. In a separate study, a mathematical model reveals the disease's link to food poisoning and shows that military personnel are at a much higher...

2011-05-11 00:22:46

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 Research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) shows that patients taking a blood thinner (clopidogrel) after having polyps removed during colonoscopy were at relatively low risk of bleeding. Another study shows that a new drug that acts as a hormone, teduglutide, increases intestinal absorption for individuals with short bowel syndrome, which may decrease dependence on intravenous fluid and nutritional support in this at-risk...


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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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