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2014-10-20 08:33:26

Massage therapy shown to help boost immunity OCEANSIDE, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As seasons change our bodies become more susceptible to cold and flu. Massage therapy is a natural way to strengthen the immune system at this vulnerable time, especially if it is already weakened by stress, fatigue or poor nutrition. In fact, chronically ill patients who receive regular massage therapy experience an 80 percent improvement in their immune system function, according to a study...

2014-10-20 08:33:18

Positive Action Southern Initiative Commitment Continues with New Grants Awarded to Seven Organizations, Bringing Total Funding for Grassroots Projects to More than 2.8 Million to Date RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced seven Positive Action Southern Initiative grant awardees in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi for programs focused on reducing disparities in HIV/AIDS linkages to care and treatment among at-risk populations in their...

2014-10-20 08:32:39

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center has been hearing from full-time mesothelioma compensation attorneys nationwide for about a year related to how much longer the mesothelioma compensation trusts will remain properly funded and is commenting on a recent article from the Huffington Post. The group discusses how the loss of funds may not impact current diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their possible compensation, but could have a dramatic...

2014-10-20 08:32:33

Variety of bio-marker collection and analysis processes to be assessed for use in printed sensor system SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has chosen a project proposed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, to receive research funding. The AzCIM project's...

2014-10-20 08:32:12

Latest submission seeks approval for additional blood cancer indication RARITAN, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC ("Janssen") today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for IMBRUVICA(®) (ibrutinib) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by its strategic partner Pharmacyclics, Inc. If approved, this latest regulatory submission will become the fourth indication for IMBRUVICA, adding the treatment of...

2014-10-20 08:32:09

NEW YORK and RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioPontis Alliance for Rare Disease and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF), both philanthropies, announced today the creation of a joint venture to develop drug candidates for the treatment of the rare disease known as Charcot- Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141019/152981LOGO BioPontis Alliance announced its alliance model earlier this month. Today's partnership announcement with HNF...

2014-10-20 08:32:05

First Plasma-Medicine System Designed for Operating Room Use for Incision Closure YOKNEAM, Israel, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IonMed [http://www.ion-med.com ] announced today that it has received CE Mark clearance for its Bioweld1(TM) cold plasma system for surgical incision closure. Bioweld1 is the first system in the rapidly emerging field of plasma medicine designed for use in operating room settings as an alternative to surgical staples, sutures and sealants....

2014-10-20 08:31:48

Filing completed just three months after receipt of third FDA approval SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) today announced that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on data from a Phase 2 study evaluating the use of IMBRUVICA(®) (ibrutinib) in patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM), which was led by Dr. Steven Treon from the Dana-Farber Cancer...

2014-10-20 08:31:47

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutic Labs announces the opening of its specialty CGMP pharmaceutical outsourcing facility in Albany, NY for admixing, compounding, drug shortages and clinical studies and trials. The company meets and/or exceeds the FDA standards for safety and quality, using 21 CFR Part 210 and 21 CFR Part 211. The 10,000 square foot outsourcing facility was designed to provide the highest levels of quality assurance and quality control. The...

2014-10-20 08:31:13

It's Now Easier and Faster for Health Care Providers to Integrate Patient Sleep and Respiratory Data into Their Software Systems SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE:RMD) today announced the availability of the ResMed Data Exchange program, a comprehensive suite of software and service solutions for home medical equipment (HME) and other health care providers. ResMed Data Exchange offers timely, secure access to critical patient information. It integrates valuable sleep and...


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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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