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How Far Urine Flows In A Tiny Tube Says A Lot About Your

How Far Urine Flows In A Tiny Tube Says A Lot About Your Health

Provided by Brigham Young University Innovative device detects prostate cancer, kidney disease on the spot When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health. But a cunningly simple new device can...

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2014-10-30 16:25:45

Celebrities and Golf Enthusiasts Round Up Against Melanoma HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon will reprise his role as host of the annual Melanoma Research Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on November 10th at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA. Kevin is partnering with the MRF for the third year in a row to raise critically-needed funding to fight melanoma, a cause close to the actor's heart. After losing a friend to skin...

2014-10-30 08:37:10

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is urging the public to join their efforts to Wage Hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and with the help of a growing base of supporters, greater awareness and fast tracking its comprehensive approach to fighting pancreatic cancer, the organization is focused on its goal to double pancreatic survival by 2020. The Pancreatic Cancer...

2014-10-27 23:03:32

Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation and Patients Voice Concerns Over Disturbing Portrayal of Disease and Want to Set the Record Straight Austin, TX. (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 The Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation (The CEHMDF) received an avalanche of negative feedback concerning the show, "Criminal Minds" that aired Oct 22. A nonprofit organization committed to research, education & awareness and patient support in the battle against Morgellons...

2014-10-27 20:22:52

SARASOTA, Fla. , Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Roskamp Institute (www.rfdn.org), a not-for-profit biomedical research facility specializing in Alzheimer's disease research, have isolated a key molecule that gives researchers a new drug target for the treatment of the progressive, irreversible neurological disorder. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141027/154655LOGO This finding is the culmination of more than 10 years of work by more than a dozen scientists...

2014-10-27 12:30:34

Health eVillages, RFK Center, Physicians Interactive, Healthways, MedHelp, WELVU and MSD Univadis take lead to reach millions worldwide to share knowledge on deadly disease through digital applications READING, Mass., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health eVillages, a program founded by Donato Tramuto and Physicians Interactive (PI) in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center), today announced it is establishing a collaborative...

2014-10-27 08:31:22

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today it raised more than $1,051,000 in one day for the Arthritis Foundation during its fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event. Since 2011, Healing Hands for Arthritis has raised over $3 million for the Arthritis Foundation to help find a cure for the 50 million adults and 300,000 children affected by...

2014-10-27 00:21:13

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente today called upon public officials, public health experts and leaders in health care to join in helping ensure that Americans who volunteer to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus are treated with the gratitude and respect of a grateful nation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The following statement was issued today by Patrick Courneya, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for...

2014-10-24 23:06:59

Professor Charles H. Tegeler, M.D. of Wake Forest School of Medicine shared data with the American Neurological Association on the topic of migraine headache. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Last week, at two separate national scientific meetings, Professor Charles H. Tegeler, M.D. of Wake Forest School of Medicine, delivered presentations of the latest findings from his studies evaluating the use of high-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring...

2014-10-24 23:05:35

Deerfield Veterinary Hospital in Springfield, Mo. offers medical insights to calm fears about the Ebola virus affecting household pets. Springfield, Mo. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Deerfield Veterinary Hospital announced this week its staff is available to address pet owners’ concerns about the risk of the Ebola virus in animals, though staff members caution that any fears of contracting the virus from a pet remain unwarranted at this time. In response to public concerns about the 2014...

2014-10-24 08:25:17

Winner to be Featured in Third Book of Epilepsy Education Comic Book Series WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., a leader in the epilepsy community, announces the launch of the "Search for the Next Medikidz Star," a consumer contest to identify a child living with epilepsy who will star in the next installment of the "Medikidz Explain Epilepsy" comic book series. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...


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Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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2011-04-15 14:02:16

Clostridium perfringens (formerly known as C. welchii) is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It is always present in nature and is a normal component of decaying vegetation, marine sediment, the intestinal tract of humans, other vertebrates, insects, and soil. It can be a human pathogen and also harmlessly ingested. Commonly it is encountered in infections as a component of the normal flora where it takes a minor role in the disease....

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2011-03-04 17:45:07

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) is an aphid-borne potyvirus and is regarded as a major pathogen of cucurbits. It affects pumpkins, squashes, vegetable marrows, courgettes, melons, watermelons, cucumbers, gherkins, and various gourds especially zucchinis. The effects are severe leaf mosaic, yellowing and eventually the leaves show "shoestring" symptoms. Fruits can become stunted, twisted and deformed by raised protuberances, which make them unmarketable. Infection may be spread through...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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