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2014-07-24 12:27:52

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a new $49 million, seven-year contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for HIV infection and AIDS. The contract supports the development of drugs to treat HIV and AIDS and the complications and opportunistic infections associated with the disease, as well as...

2014-07-24 12:27:50

Leading provider of HME software and services to help address audit issues in the home medical equipment industry WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) yesterday announced that Brightree is supporting its mission to help address audit issues in the HME industry through a new and exclusive agreement to be the information technology lead in shaping its HME Audit Key service. As the leading provider of billing and...

2014-07-24 12:27:48

Latest findings confirm natural pine bark extract significantly improves inner-ear-related ailments suffered by more than 50 million Americans including vertigo, hearing loss and unsteady gait HOBOKEN, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the June issue of the Minerva Medica found that supplementation with Pycnogenol(®) (pic-noj-en-all), a natural antioxidant plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark, significantly improves inner-ear blood flow, making it a...

2014-07-24 12:27:40

While Expressing Concerns about Reimbursement, EU5 Payers Look Favorably on Identifying Anti-IL5 Therapy-Responsive Patients, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, for the treatment of asthma, pulmonologists in the EU5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) hold a generally positive view of the first once-daily long-acting beta2 agonist/inhaled corticosteroid...

2014-07-24 12:27:39

DANVILLE, Pa., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A parent's bariatric surgery could be an opportunity to break the cycle of obesity in an overweight son - body mass index (BMI) of 85 to 94 - according to a Geisinger research study published in the July issue of Obesity. The Geisinger study is considered the largest study of the effect of an adult's Roux-enY (RYGB) gastric bypass surgery on the weight of children in the same household. Leveraging Geisinger's advanced...

2014-07-24 12:27:36

Partnership between Stratis Health, MPRO and MetaStar FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract to support its work improving health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. The new contract takes effect Aug. 1, 2014. During the next five years, the QIN-QIO work will focus on health care...

2014-07-24 12:27:32

Constant innovation and entrepreneurship resulted in rapid business growth: Company grew from a single travel health clinic to a network of over 230 locations offering multiple healthcare services all over North America. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, Passport Health, the largest and leading provider of travel medicine and immunization services in North America, celebrates its 20 year anniversary. The company was founded in 1994 by Fran Lessans, a...

2014-07-24 12:27:28

National connectivity enables seamless and secure Interstate record-sharing ATLANTA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information, today announced its "go live" status with the eHealth Exchange (formerly known as the Nationwide Health Information Network). The national...

2014-07-24 12:27:24

Growth in program's six years shows statewide transformation of care DETROIT, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its sixth year, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Patient-Centered Medical Home designation program has influenced a transformation of care statewide as 1,422 physician practices, comprising 4,022 primary care doctors, have been designated as patient-centered medical homes for the 2014 program year. These practices care for more than 1.2 million BCBSM members in 78...

2014-07-24 12:27:22

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lazarus Effect, a medical device company focused on the development of novel interventional devices to facilitate removal of blood clots, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent (U.S. Patent Number 8,795,305) covering core technology behind the company's Lazarus Cover(TM) and ReCover(TM) devices. The Lazarus ReCover is a single-component stent-retriever (stentriever) with an...


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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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