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In fact, a study published in the December 2003 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who abruptly stopped taking hormone therapy experienced fewer withdrawal symptoms than those who tapered off.
Finally, it speaks to another matter which has concerned legal historians of late--the volume of litigation which engulfed the courts of early modem England and how that litigation tapered off during the eighteenth century.
It's not surprising that the impacts tapered off about 3 billion years ago," notes study collaborator Richard A.
Further dynamics in the generation of surplus include the large amount of contributed capital placed into captives during 2000, which then tapered off significantly in the following years.
MOORPARK -- As Santa Ana winds tapered off Tuesday, firefighters fully contained a wildfire that burned 13,600 acres and destroyed five homes in eastern Ventura County.
The voices, sounding discordant and disconcerting as they seemed to compete with one another, eventually tapered off until one aboriginal member completed the reading in Cree.
At the same time, leasing by drug stores, which had been among the most active tenants in New Jersey during the past few years, has tapered off as competition for sites made truly desirable locations hard to find.
But as business tapered off in the early 1990s, and domestic markets shrunk, they began looking elsewhere.
The 2004 year started with a fast growth spurt, then tapered off in the second half of the year as the market seemingly corrected itself.