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2015-05-29 23:02:42

Shaila Jiwa, a physiotherapist from Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic, has recently stated that patients of urinary incontinence should not “hide and suffer”.

2015-05-29 23:02:29

Mediaplanet today announces distribution of its first ever cross-platform edition of “Mental Health Awareness,” which will focus on providing resources and information to those living with

2015-05-29 23:02:07

Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare has implemented Stratus’ medical interpretation services across its 22 hospitals and more than 150 clinics, using 750 mobile iPad units to provide on-demand

2015-05-29 23:01:11

Becker's Hospital Review has published its first-ever list of

2015-05-29 23:00:32

Experienced t-Shirt company La La Land Shirts has released a new autism awareness shirt and is offering free

2015-05-29 23:00:20

Convening on Saturday, June 27, at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 East Pershing Road, PAINWeekEnd Kansas City is constructed to meet the needs of busy clinicians and allied healthcare

2015-05-29 20:20:16

OTTAWA, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Alliance Principle Ingredients/Neutrical Solutions Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling the health product Galenic Health Ginger in Bentonite (NPN

2015-05-29 16:25:22

NEW YORK, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Zofran lawsuits filed against GlaxoSmithKline mount, court documents indicate that plaintiffs and their guardians allege the drug maker knew

2015-05-29 16:25:19

Centers like Medical Center Dental Care help patients achieve full-body health through superior techniques and practices. LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of us already

2015-05-29 16:25:14

New category of "gluten-free" claims allowed for specially produced oats OTTAWA, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - To mark Celiac Awareness Month, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health


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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
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.