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2014-10-07 16:26:29

Kaiser Permanente highest rated for breast cancer screening, controlling high blood pressure, 19 others OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lonny, a hard-working mom from Maryland, didn't think she would get breast cancer as there was no history of the disease in her extended family. But after a regular mammogram at Kaiser Permanente in 2009, she was faced with the truth: She had cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Despite challenging...

2014-10-07 12:31:15

Plans Include Integration of Data Analytics and Proactive Disease Management CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PointRight Inc., (www.pointright.com), the industry-standard analytics leader for healthcare providers and payers, and COMS Interactive, also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems (www.comsllc.com), the leading disease management software provider in the post-acute care marketplace, announce that the two companies will leverage their collective clinical...

2014-10-07 08:29:23

Mayo Clinic to Provide Clinical Expertise across Multiple Disease Indications SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome, Inc., a leader in the development of novel medicines through innovative microbiome science, has entered into an extensive partnership with the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to support the development of therapeutic products for multiple disease indications, starting with inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic...

2014-10-06 23:03:35

The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute today announced that it is to collaborate with the Lung Cancer Alliance on patient research in early October. The collaboration will focus on patient and caregiver insights, in order to better understand the unmet needs of patients when managing lung cancer, also the impact that treatment has on the patient overall, managing other disease states, and daily living. Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery...

2014-10-06 16:28:06

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Aging Research announces the launch of a new comprehensive campaign aimed at educating about valve disease in women, a condition that causes damage to one or more of the heart's four valves. It affects one in 50 women, including one in 10 age 75 and over. While the condition occurs in both genders, women often tend to have a worse prognosis than men. Research has also shown that females experiencing symptoms are often...

2014-10-06 08:25:16

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mounting evidence that patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases ("cardiometabolic diseases") is the subject of an article to be published in the December 2014 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. The article, titled "Accumulating Evidence for the Association and Shared Pathogenic Mechanisms between Psoriasis and Cardiometabolic Diseases," was written by seven...

ebola
2014-10-03 11:28:42

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of recent developments involving the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reaching out to make certain that people have the facts about the dangerous viral disease. On September 30, CDC tests confirmed that a Liberian man, later identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, had become the first...

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2014-10-03 07:58:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online High levels of stress and anxiety can potentially increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a new study from a team of American and Swedish researchers. Published in the journal Neurology, the new study aimed for a different approach in examining the debilitating disease, the authors said. "Most Alzheimer's research has been devoted to factors such as education, heart and blood risk...

2014-10-02 16:27:09

EHE International Donates Display Space To Raise Awareness And Honor Breast Cancer Survivors NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of October, Susan G. Komen Greater NYC will showcase its work to save lives and eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in a highly coveted 10 Rockefeller Center display window, showcasing faces of breast cancer survivors and providing important messages about the disease....

2014-10-02 12:31:07

Additional $12.5 Million in Matching Gifts Bring Total Commitment to $34.2 million WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the generous outpouring of support from people all around the globe due to this summer's Ice Bucket Challenge, the Board of Trustees of The ALS Association has approved an initial expenditure of $21.7 million in funding to support six programs and initiatives to expedite the search for treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.