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Pills Containing Baby Flesh Seized By Korean Customs Officials
2012-05-07 12:42:30

South Korean customs officials have discovered thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh, which some residents of the country believe is a miracle cure for a variety of medical issues. According to BBC News reports published Monday, officials report that they have discovered nearly 17,500 capsules containing powdered flesh from dead infants and fetuses since last August. The pills, which some believe have the power to cure diseases and provide a stamina boost, were being...

2011-05-10 05:00:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), ("the Company" or "AOBO"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter ("OTC") products, today announced that the Company's Zhibai Dihuang Pill ("ZD Pill") and Ciwujia Tablet ("CWJ Tablet") have been approved for sale as traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") in...

2010-11-17 00:01:12

Pill Glide Makes Pills, Tablets and Capsules Painless to Swallow Columbia, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) November 16, 2010 Millions of people around the world have difficulty swallowing their medications, vitamins and health supplements. Pill Glide, from FLAVORx, addresses this problem by helping people swallow the tablets and capsules they so often struggle to take. Pill Glide was developed by a pharmacist looking for a solution to help patients who'd complained about trouble swallowing medications. It...

2010-05-24 09:40:00

A collaboration between the University of Leeds, Durham University and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is looking at "Ëœprinting' pills to order, to create safer and faster-acting medicines. It should also bring new drugs to market faster, so patients can benefit more quickly from medical advances. The research, led by Dr Nik Kapur from the University's Faculty of Engineering, is set to revolutionize a process which has remained unchanged for over a thousand years. GSK has developed a way of...

2008-09-23 18:00:13

Every year, millions of Americans get the wrong drugs at pharmacies or don't take them correctly at home, sometimes leading to life-threatening health problems. Here are tips from pharmacists on staying safe: * Understand what you're taking. When your doctor writes a prescription, ask about the name - including the spelling - and dosage, how often to take the drug, why it will help you and possible side effects. * Look at labels. When you pick up a prescription, check right away to see if...

2007-12-20 06:01:45

By Su, Ching-Iuan Fang, Jun-Xian; Chen, Xin-Hong; Wu, Wen-Yean Abstract Composite yarns were spun using profiled polyester fibers and nature cotton fibers at different blend ratios. The water absorption capacity, diffusion rate, and drying rate of knitted fabrics made from the three composite yarns were examined to shed light on their moisture absorption and release performance. Experimental results reveal that the diffusion rate and drying rate become better with decreasing cotton content....

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.