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2014-07-10 08:28:03

The Focus Autism Foundation Investigates Autism Speaks' Shifting Stance on Vaccine Safety Research WATCHUNG, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There was a time when the world's largest autism charity strongly urged the U.S. government to examine the possibility of a vaccine-autism link. "We believe that the question of whether immunization is associated with an increased risk for ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] is of extremely high priority" wrote Dr. Geraldine Dawson, former...

2014-07-10 08:28:01

Population health management technology will help close care gaps, ease transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement DALLAS and COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bassett Healthcare Network, one of the nation's Top 100 integrated Health Networks, has deployed a comprehensive, Web-based population health and patient engagement platform from Phytel to ensure better patient outcomes by identifying and closing gaps in care....

2014-07-10 08:27:59

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Lee, fibroid surgeon and inventor of the Acessa procedure, has opened his practice in Beverly Hills in conjunction with the Rox Center. Dr. Lee has worked to bring this unique treatment for women by harnessing the power of radiofrequency energy. This allows women to have their fibroids treated with a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is safe and very effective. This treatment is an alternative to...

2014-07-10 08:27:57

The Family Reunion Health Guide helps families talk about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) offers the Family Reunion Health Guide to help African American families talk at family reunions and other summer events about the connection between kidney disease, and more common conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Designed to be used by...

2014-07-10 08:27:55

- Disposable Directional ColonoScope Product Expected to be Commercially Available During 1H 2015 DRAPER, Utah, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: FLXT) http://www.flexpoint.com/, today announced that Haemoband Surgical Ltd. has approved the company for Phase 3. To complete Phase 3, Flexpoint will deliver 5 screen readers and 60 sensor units including electronic PCB components for demonstration and market evaluation with selected key doctors....

2014-07-10 08:27:50

-- Sales Force Increased to Approximately 600 Sales Specialists -- SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today reported that Eisai Inc. has completed its planned increase of more than 200 new contract sales representatives in its Metabolic Business Unit, increasing the sales force for BELVIQ® by 50% to approximately 600. Eisai expects this expansion of the sales force will enable them to increase their reach to approximately 92,000 physicians in...

2014-07-10 08:27:47

Focus Needed by Health Insurance Providers to Meet the Needs of the Uninsured WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the Affordable Care Act is designed to reduce cost and increase access to health insurance, many U.S. citizens still are uninsured and underserved due to obstacles not based on cost, such as technical problems and lack of information from health insurance companies and health exchanges, according to the inaugural J.D. Power 2014 Health Insurance...

2014-07-10 08:27:41

SHENZHEN, China, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beike Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Beike) has officially been accepted into the approval process for the Chinese Food and Drug Administration for the use of human umbilical cord (UC) derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for clinical translation and treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythamatosus (SLE). After a recent clinical study was published showing Beike's mesenchymal stem cells effective in treating SLE...

2014-07-10 08:27:37

ATLANTA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed James Patrick (Pat) Mackin, age 47, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Mackin is expected to be appointed to the Company's Board of Directors after his employment begins....

2014-07-10 08:27:35

LONDON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN), the global medical technology business, today announced a new commercial agreement with Blue Belt Technologies (BBT), makers of the Navio(®) Orthopaedic Surgical System, the next generation of orthopaedic robotic surgical navigation. Under this agreement, surgeons using the Navio system will be able to implant Smith & Nephew's JOURNEY(TM) UNI partial knee. "Combining the benefits of our JOURNEY UNI...


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British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

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