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2014-09-15 23:00:27

In helping fight against childhood cancer, Uniform Advantage (UA) has aligned themselves with I Care I Cure Foundation for the 3rd year in a row contributing over $2,500. To learn more, please visit http://www.uniformadvantage.com/a-day-in-scrubs/ua-gives-back/i-care-i-cure.asp. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 There are over 200 different types of cancer that exists today of which childhood cancer is one of the least funded cancers and makes up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed yearly....

2014-09-15 20:22:06

Seven New Grant Investments for $15.3 Million to Tackle Malaria, Chagas Disease and Dengue, which is Dramatically on the Rise TOKYO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, today announced seven grant investments totaling US$15.3 million to speed the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle...

2014-09-15 20:21:59

Actress, Musician and Celebrity Mom Hilary Duff Kicks Off Trident Sales Drive Week In Retailers Nationwide EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral Health America (OHA), a national non-profit organization working to educate Americans about the importance of dental care to overall health and well-being, along with original sponsor Trident®, is expanding its 10(th) anniversary celebration for the Smiles Across America® (SAA) program. Trident has supported Oral Health...

2014-09-15 20:21:53

MarketOptimizer.org adds new report "EpiCast Report: Asthma - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" to its store. In 2013, there were 137.66 million lifetime prevalent cases of asthma in the 10MM, with 82.71 million cases in the US (43.16 million cases) and India (39.55 million cases) combined. DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that affects persons of all ages, but most commonly starts in childhood. It is a common long-term condition...

2014-09-15 16:29:16

New training model prepares physicians for 21st century health care HONOLULU, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients in today's changing health care landscape are receiving primary and specialty care more frequently in an outpatient setting versus a hospital. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve and to ensure that patients continue to receive high quality medical care; Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today the launch of its new internal medicine residency program. The...

2014-09-15 16:29:14

Patients starting on generic statins vs. branded statins had an eight percent lower rate of cardiovascular events and death WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers at CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, is the first to investigate whether starting on a generic versus a brand-name drug for the treatment of high cholesterol is associated with improved health outcomes. The...

2014-09-15 16:29:02

Data Presented at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2014 Annual Meeting THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced results from a new exploratory analysis of the open-label extension study of the pivotal Phase 3 fracture trial, which found that treatment with Prolia(®) (denosumab) for eight years enabled a substantial proportion of women with osteoporosis to achieve non-osteoporotic T-scores (>-2.5) at the lumbar spine and...

2014-09-15 16:28:40

Romosozumab Currently in Phase 3 Clinical Development, Pivotal Data Expected in 2016 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB (Euronext Brussels:UCB) today announced results from several exploratory analyses of the Phase 2 study evaluating romosozumab in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD). Romosozumab is an investigational bone-forming agent that is designed to work by inhibiting the protein sclerostin, thereby...

2014-09-15 16:28:33

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MEDcare Urgent Care Centers, a physician-directed urgent care provider in South Carolina, has been named one of South Carolina's Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies. "Healthcare delivery models are rapidly changing, with innovation, disruption and transparency all at work to help fuel this transformation in our industry," states Dr. Radwan Hallaba, CEO of MEDcare Urgent Care. He continued, "MEDcare's growth and success across...

2014-09-15 16:28:17

New Directions Hires Medical Director and Corporate Vice President KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Directions Behavioral Health® (New Directions) has hired Dr. John Langlow as Medical Director and Sesha Mudunuri as Corporate Vice President for Claims, Information Technology (IT) and Analytics. Due to record growth, New Directions now serves nearly seven times more members than in 2008. Today the company provides behavioral health care solutions to...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'