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cicada

Chinese medicine
A winged insect which has long had use as a Chinese “herb”; it is used internally for swollen eyes with blurred vision, sore throat with hoarse voice, virus-related skin rashes, and high fever in childhood infections accompanied by convulsions and delirium.

Toxicity
Cicada should not be used in pregnancy, as it may induce abortion.
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In contrast to the findings for coal-fired generators, Cicala finds no difference in the price paid for natural gas between regulated and deregulated states.
On February 5, the kidnappers gave the Italian government until 2 March to respond to its demands or Cicala would be killed.
AQIM is also holding an Italian couple, Sergio Cicala, 65 and his Burkina Faso-born wife Philomene, 39, abducted in southeastern Mauritania on 18 December.
In a study conducted by Cicala, 8% to 12% of physicians were estimated to develop a substance-use problem, with emergency medicine and anesthesiology the highest-risk specialties.
The mujahideen decided to demand the release of our prisoners whose names have been given to the Italian negotiator in return for the release of the Italian Sergio Cicala.
2 L'asino e la cicala, 11-14) with a discussion of the aestheticised opposition between the rudis locutor (ass) and the lepidus susurrus (cicada) in the Prologue, reading both Callimachean and anti-Callimachean poetics into the Prologue, demonstrating how the novel works as the 'mixed genre par excellence' ('genere 'misto' per eccellenza', 13).
Italian media named the two as 65-year-old Sergio Cicala and his 39-year-old wife Philomene Kabouree, who is from Burkina Faso and has dual Italian nationality.
Buyer benefits will pull this technology through in 2007-08," predicts Robert Cicala, Dura's director of engineering for Body & Glass Products.
Mario Cicala, who massaged Nedved's aches after training at former club Lazio, said: "I've never seen anyone like him.
The dynamic and burgeoning interdisciplinary literature on the construction of such "categorical statuses" (Calhoun 1993) indicates extraordinary fluidity in concepts of ethnicity, race, and nation, as well as minority status (Berbrier forthcoming; Hobsbawm 1990; Davis 1991; Nagel 1994; Loveman 1999; Rockquemore and Brunsma, 2002; Roosens 1989; Stern and Cicala 1991).
The Florentine government, which had denied him entry to the city, was nevertheless involved in negotiations, and in January 1433 sought to honor his ambassadors, identified by Giovanni di Jacopo Morelli as a German, a Hungarian, and the Genoese diplomat and imperial councillor, Battista Cicala.