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2014-07-17 12:30:37

DUBLIN, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology, Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography. Newborn screening is a test in which the newborns are screened for a panel of inborn diseases that...

2014-07-16 23:13:28

Using NIH PROMIS research, HealClick can match similar patients and track health outcomes. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 HealClick co-founder, Joey Tuan, announced today the exciting and strategic partnership between their website https://www.Healclick.com and the UCLA/VA Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE). This partnership will allow HealClick the opportunity to use PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) scales to match patients based...

2014-07-14 23:02:45

ReportsnReports.com adds “EpiCast Report Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” to its store. The majority of the cases occurred in men (58.15%) and in those ages 65 years (69.34%). Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a serious cardiovascular disease associated with high healthcare costs, frequent recurrences and hospitalizations, and high risks of sudden death and short-term mortality. The ACS incidence increases with age and will...

2014-07-14 08:25:49

BEIJING, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time. The meeting will be held at No. 39 Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC. All shareholders of record as of July 9, 2014 will be eligible to vote and are invited to attend. The primary agenda of the meeting is to...

2014-07-13 23:02:44

ReportsnReports.com adds “EpiCast Report Graft-Versus-Host Disease - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023” to its store. US will have the highest number of diagnosed incident cases of aGVHD in the 6MM, with 4,989 diagnosed incident cases. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Epidemiologists forecast an increase in the diagnosed incident cases of aGVHD in the 6MM, from 8,062 diagnosed incident cases in 2013 to 11,568 diagnosed incident cases in 2023, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 4.35%,...

2014-07-11 12:24:30

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AACC released a position statement on newborn screening, the practice of testing every newborn for medical conditions that cause disabilities, developmental delays, or death. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO The importance of newborn screening was underscored on June 24, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 1281), a...

Investigating The Impact Behavioral Factors Have On Life Expectancy
2014-07-09 08:22:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Eating healthy, being physically active, limiting alcohol consumption and avoiding cigarettes could add 10 years to your life, public health physicians from the University of Zurich report in what is being called the first study to ever investigate the impact of behavioral factors on life expectancy in numbers. Writing in a recent edition of the journal Preventive Medicine, lead author Eva Martin-Diener of the university’s...

2014-07-07 16:24:20

- MPS IV A patients and families urge swift, publicly funded access to life-altering drug VIMIZIM(TM) - VANCOUVER, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Inc. (Canadian MPS Society) is thrilled by Health Canada's recent approval of VIMIZIM(TM) (elosulfase alfa), the first and only pharmaceutical treatment option available for long-term enzyme replacement therapy in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS...

2014-07-03 12:26:22

Novel learning system combines petabytes of retail data with public health case reports to identify contaminated food sources, shorten intervention times and limit the spread of disease outbreaks SAN JOSE, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a first-of-a-kind system that is designed to help food retailers, distributors and public health officials predict the most likely contaminated food sources and accelerate the investigation of food-borne disease...

New Analysis Of The H1N1 Pandemic Conflicts With Accepted Views On How The Disease Spread
2014-07-02 03:52:56

[ Watch The Video: Mapping The Spread Of H1N1 Influenza ] University of Cambridge New analysis of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and that its spread was likely accelerated by school-age children. The most detailed analysis to date of the spread of the H1N1 2009 pandemic influenza virus, known informally as ‘swine flu’, has found that short-range travel was likely the primary driver for the 2009 pandemic in the...


Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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