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2004-11-26 12:00:09

Got a bad headache? Need some relief? The Tylenol bottle says to take two pills. But a headache this big calls for at least three, maybe four. The more you take, the better the relief, right? Not true. More people are misusing nonprescription -- or over- the-counter -- pain relievers, hoping to reap the benefits of larger doses. But, for the most part, those benefits are non-existent. Instead, people put themselves at a higher risk for side effects that range from stomach ulcers to...


Word of the Day
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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