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Cinnamon helps fight bacteria
2014-07-18 08:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bacteria are frequently the cause of severe foodborne illnesses, but new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Food Control reveals that a common cooking spice could effectively help combat pathogens such as E. coli. In the study, scientists from Washington State University report that Cinnamomum cassia oil killed multiple strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (also known to the US Centers for Disease...

2014-07-18 08:25:11

Take Steps Walk Program Helps Fund Key Initiatives for CCFA NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-powered research teams supported by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) are gearing up for an ambitious new goal: developing individualized treatment approaches for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), through their Genetics and Microbiome Research Initiatives. It's fundraising...

2014-07-18 08:24:58

Self-pay patients are able to pay for healthcare through Galen.me, an online service that promises full payment to doctors within five business days CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new service aimed at simplifying the way doctors are paid for providing medical care is now inviting healthcare providers to sign up. This service, called Galen.me, provides an integrated technology platform that allows medical professionals to register and list their services for...

2014-07-18 08:24:51

BELLEVILLE, ON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC) today provided a key regulatory update on its flagship Phase 3 program, Mycobacterial Cell Wall-Nucleic Acid Complex (MCNA) sterile suspension for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) refractory high grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. MCNA U.S. Regulatory Update Following several months of active dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...

2014-07-18 08:24:38

Castlight Health Conducts First-of-Its-Kind Analysis of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey's Safety and Quality Data, Examining Factors Such As Medication Errors, Maternity Care and High-Risk Surgeries WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of hospital quality and safety: medication errors, maternity care, high-risk surgeries, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

2014-07-18 08:24:33

Leading hospitalist organization takes over management of local hospitalist group. TACOMA, Wash., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization, focused on driving improvements in the quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced an acquisition of certain assets of Inpatient Specialists. Twenty-six full time hospitalists from Inpatient Specialists will join Sound Physicians and will continue to...

2014-07-18 08:22:31

Tony-award winning actress Laura Benanti emcees event; Endometriosis Foundation of America, co-founded by Tamer Seckin, MD, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi present fellowship award MANHASSET, N.Y., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning band Train took center stage Wednesday evening in Oyster Bay, NY for a private benefit concert supporting The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The event also featured Endometriosis Foundation of...

2014-07-17 23:12:00

New Kinesiological Stretching Techniques take over the athletic world with special flexibility exercises found at the newly launched site http://www.EasyFlexibility.com. As a result, slow working, yoga-like relaxed stretches and dynamic stretches have finally met their match. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Elasticsteel announces the launch of a new stretching method for athletes of all sports at EasyFlexibility.com. Now, using new techniques, any athlete can become more flexible and...

2014-07-17 23:11:33

Tealwood Senior Living, leading providers of long-term skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation solutions, independent and assisted living has selected WoundRounds® to automate its wound care management and risk prevention. Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Tealwood Senior Living, leading providers of long-term skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation solutions, independent and assisted living has selected WoundRounds® to automate its wound care management and...

2014-07-17 23:10:55

ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. Salem, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal...


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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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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