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adjective adulterine, artificiosus, assumed, casuistic, concocted, deceptive, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, forged, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, imitative, man-made, not natural, simulated, simulative, spurious, superficial, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal
Associated concepts: artificial boundaries, artificial ingrediints, artificial monuments, artificial person, artificial pond, artificial presumption, artificial watercourse
See also: bogus, deceptive, disingenuous, false, fictitious, histrionic, imitation, inflated, meretricious, orotund, pretentious, specious, spurious, synthetic

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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Abu Razizah said the decision to allow representatives of artificial milk companies to carry out awareness programs in health institutions is against a decision issued by the Council of Ministers, a circular issued by the Ministry of Health and international codes of conduct.
Dispel and clarify myths on breastfeeding, artificial milk, and obesity
Many mothers also face difficulties in going back to work after giving birth as they are forced to resort to artificial milk.
Summary: Following the international artificial milk contamination scare last month, the Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign is asking mothers to stick exclusively to breastfeeding.
The use of artificial milk formulas instead of breast milk to prevent postnatal HIV transmission, especially during the first 6 months of life is associated with growth failure, high morbidity, malnutrition and even death.
Artificial milk does not have the biological complexity and specificity that human milk has and cannot provide infants and children with all the health, nutritional, immunologic, developmental and economic benefits that human milk offers them (2, 19).
I appreciate the efforts of Punjab Government for introduced SMS service to check halal meat and artificial milk (not cow milk).
Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign has warned mothers about serious health risks from contaminated artificial milk.
But by that stage it might be too late as some women will already have decided to use artificial milk," she said.
Dr Hessa says laws need to be strengthened to make the companies liable for promoting artificial milk.
Summary: SHARJAH -- One in five mothers in the UAE prefers to feed her baby with artificial milk instead of breast milk, according to the findings of a research announced by the Sharjah Baby-Friendly Emirate Campaign.
Drugs used to modify the diet of babies with congenital enzyme deficiencies, breast milk fortifiers, and artificial milks used in the UK are listed, but other dietary products are not.

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