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The Lounge What is on Your Mind? Will You Get the A(H1N1) Vaccine? Post 302385285 by Corona688 on Thursday 7th of January 2010 05:09:13 PM
Old 01-07-2010
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Originally Posted by Neo
Homeopathic and herbal strategies are great for the prevention of diseases which do not have safe and effective vaccines.
Homeopathic and herbal aren't quite the same thing. A homeopathic preparation is intentionally diluted, often to the point where actually getting any of the molecules of what's been diluted is unlikely.

It's entirely possible for herbal treatments to be effective. Many modern drugs are duplicates or slight modifications of things discovered in the real world. But herbal treatments are only subject to the same rigor food is -- if it doesn't kill you, leach lead, or contain too many bug fragments, they're allowed to put it on the shelf whether it does anything or not.

I once saw a bottle of herbal tablets purporting to improve memory, even referencing a study... Intrigued, I looked it up -- the study was about Ginko's effects on night-vision in people with attention-deficit disorder. Buyer beware.
 
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GNOMESWORD(1)							       GNOME							     GNOMESWORD(1)

NAME
gnomesword - Bible study tool SYNOPSIS
gnomesword2 [OPTION...] DESCRIPTION
Gnomesword is a Bible study application for Gnome, a graphical desktop environment which is available for several Unix and Linux flavors. It is based on Sword by the CrossWire Bible Society, a framework providing the possibility to study the Bible and additional information like commentaries, dictionaries and other texts using your computer. The program can be started from the command line as gnomesword2 or from one of the menus provided by the underlying platform. When started on the command line, gnomesword2 may be followed by the options listed below. Generic options: --load-modules=MODULE1,MODULE2,... Dynamic modules to load Help options -?, --help Show the help message --usage Display brief usage message SEE ALSO
The full documentations for gnomesword are maintained as gnome help files. If Gnome is properly installed at your site, you should have access to the complete manual by using the Help menu in gnomesword BUGS
Bug reports and feedback in general improve quality and get to know what the average user wants. Use the Tracker on SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=5528) or the mailing lists. AUTHOR
gnomesword was written by The Gnomesword Developer Team <gnomesword-developers@lists.sourceforge.net> Gnomesword 2.3.6 August 2008 GNOMESWORD(1)

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