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2014-04-24 00:21:18

Partnership Award for Patient Advocacy presented by Katie Couric WHIPPANY, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare was honored by national non-profit CancerCare at their 70(th) Anniversary Celebration Gala in New York City on April 23. The gala honors individuals, companies and foundations that have made substantial contributions to improving the lives of people affected by cancer through their partnerships with CancerCare during the past 70 years. The award was...

2014-04-24 00:20:48

Communities Nationwide Gear Up For Annual March to Save Babies WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer and actress Hilary Duff, two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, supermodel Niki Taylor, and 3 million super volunteers and 20,000 companies have one common goal: they all March for Babies to help give every baby a healthy start. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-04-23 23:17:47

Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living will perform pain relief demonstrations using magnetic bracelets at April 26-27th Encinitas Street Fair. Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Pain Free Living web: SuperiorMagnetics.com, a leader developer of magnetic bracelets and magnetic jewelry for pain relief will provide pain relief demonstrations at the Encinitas Street Fair, April 26-27th. Customers report significant pain relief for arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis during the...

2014-04-23 23:17:31

The DrugNews Center is the web’s largest source for prescription drug warnings, research and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugNews.net today. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The birth control safety advocates at DrugNews.net are alerting women who have taken the oral contraceptives Yaz or Yasmin of updated legal news on the site. As settlements continue, the latest court records show the number of lawsuits alleging Yaz side effects has dropped for April*. DrugNews is a free resource...

2014-04-23 23:17:23

Productive Dentist Academy has launched a new comprehensive Dentistry News resource. It includes business and industry related news, tips, videos, articles, blog posts, and downloadable white papers for dentists. Anacortes, Wash. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Now it’s easy for dentists to keep tabs on their industry. A new and comprehensive dental resource was launched last month by Productive Dentist Academy. The Dentistry News aggregation is a one-stop center for all news that’s dental...

2014-04-23 23:17:16

Barcode labeling solutions help suppliers meet three significant initiatives. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 TEKLYNX International, the world’s leading developer of barcode labeling software solutions, continues to support manufacturers as they address industry and regulatory changes. Making headlines recently are three food manufacturing initiatives that will affect the way suppliers create labels: the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), the Food Information for...

2014-04-23 23:16:42

Keona Health, a healthcare software startup that builds intelligent automation to help healthcare providers communicate better with patients, has closed a successful round of funding Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Keona Health, a healthcare software and automation solutions startup, has secured $2.5 million in a series A funding. “Keona Health’s software tools are aimed at providing relief for what is widely recognized to be one of the biggest pain points in medicine today,...

2014-04-23 23:16:09

Dr. Kanani from Around the Corner Dental Health Spa is offering unbeatable deals on selected dental procedures to tie in with Mother’s Day. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 In line with Mother’s Day, Dr. Kanani, a top family dentist in Woodland Hills, has unveiled a special promotion on selected dental procedures, one of which is a full mouth x-ray and regular teeth cleaning for just $65. According to Dr. Kanani, Mother’s Day is the opportune time to treat one’s...

2014-04-23 23:15:57

The Pinnacles Schools Elk River Treatment Program recognize the Karkut family during Autism Awareness Month. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 April is Autism Awareness Month but for Jeff and Nancy Karkut and their son Trae, every day is autism awareness. When a preschool teacher suggested Trae might have Asperger's Syndrome, Jeff resisted the diagnosis. His wife already had recognized some developmental delays in their son, but Jeff was basically in denial. After years of...

2014-04-23 23:15:46

The American Journal of Infection Control recently released a progress report of the implementation of the World Health Organization's Hand Hygiene in Health Care Program. According to the organization although there has been progress, hospitals can still improve across the board; WetKeys Washable Keyboards offers solutions to support the improvement of the Hand Hygiene Program. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The American Journal of Infection Control recently released a progress...


Latest Health Reference Libraries

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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