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Drug Trial Restores Hair In Alopecia Areata Sufferers

Drug Trial Restores Hair In Alopecia Areata Sufferers

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Baldness, or alopecia, affects millions of people around the world. It can range from male pattern baldness (where the hair thins out gradually) to alopecia universalis (which is a total...

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2014-08-20 16:25:34

Kansas City/Overland Park and Topeka campuses now enrolling for the Professional Nursing Associate's degree program (ADN) TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, announced today that it is expanding the School of Nursing to its Kansas campuses. Enrollment for the Professional Nursing Associate's degree program (ADN) is immediately available for qualified students at the Kansas City/Overland Park and Topeka campuses with...

2014-08-20 16:25:21

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced that the FDA has approved Arnuity(TM) Ellipta(®) (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicine for maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients aged 12 years and older. Arnuity is not indicated for relief of acute bronchospasm. The approved doses are Arnuity Ellipta 100mcg and 200mcg. Arnuity Ellipta is administered once daily via the dry...

2014-08-20 16:25:19

Hamlin Dental Group details the numerous ways in which a smile makes everything better LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people know that a good smile comes with a whole assortment of benefits. Our society rewards people who aren't afraid to beam wide grins to those around them, and for good reason: humans love it. Smiling is a universal human expression of emotion that transcends language and culture. No matter where you go in the world, people will understand and...

2014-08-20 16:25:10

LA area bariatric surgeon, Dr. Feiz, provides insight into how weight loss surgery will change a patient's lifestyle...starting well before the actual procedure LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past several years, weight loss surgery has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. As study after study has confirmed, its efficacy against not only the disease of obesity itself, but such potentially devastating illnesses as diabetes, the evidence supporting a...

2014-08-20 16:25:05

DETROIT, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Post Hospitalist Company, General Medicine, P.C. recently achieved another milestone. They are now contracted with 9 of the top 10 managed care companies in the U.S. and continues on a path of steady growth during the 3rd quarter of 2014. General Medicine is the nation's leading provider of specialized post-hospitalist medical care services to managed care organizations, Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible programs, Medicare Advantage Plans, accountable...

2014-08-20 16:24:47

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening for some children. What you should know As many as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among children. Up to six per cent of children are estimated to have food allergies. The symptoms of allergic reactions can range from mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and loss of...

2014-08-20 16:24:43

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AllazoHealth has released a two-part survey research that outlines the current trends in Managed Care Organization (MCO) medication adherence intervention programs. Part one of the survey describes MCO patient and intervention targeting techniques, and part two describes MCO intervention techniques. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140820/137996 Medication adherence is a critical issue as non-adherent patients incur significantly...

2014-08-20 16:24:01

Aloe Blacc, Alyssa Milano, Brad Paisley, Bret Michaels, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes and Rascal Flatts among those set to appear on the Muscular Dystrophy Association's telethon CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The entertainment industry has once again joined together to lend support to the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The 49(th) broadcast of the television fundraising event will air in primetime on ABC,...

2014-08-20 16:23:24

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed Actress Amy Brenneman may play a silenced police chief's wife in her new role on "The Leftovers," but she generously lends her voice to help raise awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a newly refreshed public service awareness campaign. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2014-08-20 08:34:13

SurLink Gives Healthcare Providers and Patients a Secure Way to Send Medical Records Online MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurDoc®, leader in creating and providing secure cloud services, announces the launch of its SurLink(TM) Custom Medical File Exchange Plugin, a free plugin that allows healthcare providers to offer fast, easy and secure file exchange to patients directly from their own website. SurLink(TM) is one of the few - and the most secure - HIPAA-compliant file...


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Chinese cinnamon
2014-02-10 07:07:51

Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon. C. cassia is a member of the family Lauraceae. It is indigenous to southern China; however the plant is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark that is turned into the common spice “cinnamon”. The plant is nurtured and grown most abundant in Asia, specifically in India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum cassia plants...

Indonesian Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii
2014-02-07 09:31:00

Cinnamomum burmannii is a flowering tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Indonesian Cinnamon, Padang Cassia or Korintje. C. burmannii belongs to the Lauraceae family. The plant is most commonly known for its spice; the household spice cinnamon is made from the tree’s bark. The species is found growing naturally in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, specifically in the West Sumatra and Western Jambi provinces. It prefers tropical climates, requiring wet environments....

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,...

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Schistosoma mansoni
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Schistosoma mansoni is a species of parasitic worm, classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum, which affects an estimated 83.31 million throughout the world. This species is the most populous of all members of its genus, occurring in fifty-four countries including areas like Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This species causes intestinal schistosomiasis in humans. The mapped genome of Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum were published in 2009. The associated...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.