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Mediterranean Diet May Be Linked With Decreased Risk Of Developing Chronic Kidney Disease

Provided by Tracy Hampton, American Society of Nephrology Adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet may significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal...

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2014-10-31 16:25:03

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Barrier USA announced that its acoustic barriers provided a solution to construction noise at the World Trade Center (WTC) development site in New York City. The barriers were first called for by the WTC project team to reduce disruption to passersby caused by construction noise. When they were installed at the site, the noise level was immediately reduced. Peter Wilson, Technical Director of Echo Barrier noted, "The same day the barriers...

2014-10-31 16:24:28

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Career Path program today received the Access Achievement Award from the Mayor's Commission of People with Disabilities (MCPD). The award is given to businesses, organizations and non-profits that have made outstanding efforts to improve and increase access for people with disabilities throughout the Delaware Valley. The goal of the CHOP Career Path program is to help young adults...

2014-10-31 16:24:26

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization, today commended New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law legislation that protects students who experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, in school. With the signing of Assembly Bill A9334B/Senate Bill S7758, New York becomes the 50(th) U.S. state to ensure students' rights to self-carry and administer...

2014-10-31 16:24:07

DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recognized 12 outstanding individuals and organizations at its 20th annual Heroes of Breast Cancer Awards event, held on Oct. 27 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. More than 200 guests were in attendance to celebrate these honorees for their demonstrated leadership in raising awareness of breast cancer through education, the promotion of breast health, early detection and research breakthroughs, and...

2014-10-31 16:24:01

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking issue with the $57 million deceptive advertising campaign by the state's biggest insurance giants, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United has begun a broad radio campaign to inform voters that "real nurses" support Proposition 45 to rein in excessive insurance increases that put patients at risk. The new radio ad, running widely in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Sacramento, and Central Valley markets,...

2014-10-31 16:23:58

MONTREAL, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - JSS Medical Research Inc. is pleased to announce that founder and CEO Dr. John S. Sampalis, received the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Quebec Health Sciences Award at the regional awards gala in Montreal. "We are proud that John has been honoured for his leadership and innovation through this award," says Dr. Michel Cimon, Member of the Board. "His company's level of dedication to providing quality clinical research services to healthcare...

2014-10-31 16:23:51

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Talyst, a market leader in pharmacy automation, will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. The meeting and expo will bring together pharmacists and suppliers for continuing education, networking opportunities and exposure to the latest technologies. In recent years, financial growth and increasing productivity has been a large focus for LTC pharmacies. The InSite®...

2014-10-31 12:25:15

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned gummy smile surgeon, Dr. Alex Farnoosh is now offering permanent gum whitening procedures. Gums can be dark due to natural factors, or they may become discolored over time as a result of certain types of dental restorations, medications, health problems, or lifestyle factors. While gums are rarely considered as a part of a healthy smile, they frame the teeth. Without healthy, attractive gums, a person's smile may not be everything...

2014-10-31 12:25:07

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey commissioned by Oral Health America (OHA), households with children are more likely to skip or delay dental visits. With Halloween just around the corner, it is important that families focus on good oral health habits. Parents looking to talk to their kids about the importance of oral health can find a wealth of free resources through OHA's Fall for Smiles campaign, which educates Americans every September...

2014-10-31 12:24:54

Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment and grant-giving opportunities within health and life sciences NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cavendish Global announced today the selection of five accomplished foundations to participate in the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum taking place Monday, November 10(th) to Thursday, November 13(th) at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The selected organizations and...


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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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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