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2014-11-20 23:10:46

CelebExperts will help expand marketing efforts and raise awareness for RAPIDFORCE and their innovative new line of physio hybrid shapes that provides superior muscle support and pain management.

2014-11-20 23:10:43

Terry Moore is the President and CEO of MMTR Physiotherapy, an industry leading specialty-clinic located in Guelph Ontario, and will be featured on Rogers TV’s daily talk show, “Inside Guelph”.

2014-11-20 23:10:39

With parties and food constantly available, the holidays are a great time to gain weight.

2014-11-20 23:10:11

The California Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging individuals exposed to asbestos at a workplace such as a shipyard, a power plant, or a manufacturing facility decades ago in California to

2014-11-20 23:09:55

Out of the mountain of tasks during the holiday season – buying gifts, shoveling snow and basting turkey – scheduling a dental appointment often doesn’t make the to-do list.

2014-11-20 23:09:26

CharmCare will donate 5% of the total donations on Indiegogo for the H2 Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor to the American Heart Association if $50,000 is reached by December 30th San

2014-11-20 23:09:00

MD Skin, New Jersey’s premier skin care establishment, cares for dozens of skin conditions in their medically-influenced spa environment.

2014-11-20 23:08:32

The prosthodontists at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., are combining two cutting-edge dental techniques to provide a revolutionary new outcome.

2014-11-20 23:08:26

As more drugs for orphan diseases launch in the U.S.

2014-11-20 23:08:24

Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam and Dr.


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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inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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