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2014-09-15 12:24:42

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Best practices" in medicine are based on clinical trials, which are supposedly at the highest level of evidence. But instead of bringing sound science into drug testing, clinical trials have brought a neglect of patients' individual needs and an epidemic of over-prescribing, writes Henry Bauer, Ph.D., in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The benefits of vaccination or antibiotics are readily...

2014-09-15 12:24:40

SARASOTA and BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The epic 2014 International Breast Cancer Paddlers' Commission (IBCPC) Participatory Dragon Boat Festival will take place October 24-26, 2014 at Nathan Benderson Park. More than 3,000 Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS) paddlers and supporters will make the Dragon Boat Festival the largest international sporting event to take place at the park to date. It will also be the largest festival the IBCPC festival has organized. The event is...

2014-09-15 08:35:01

30% Spend More than $10,000 Per Year, 21% Don't Know How Much They Spend SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost half (46%) of family caregivers spend more than $5,000 per year on caregiving expenses, according to a new Caring.com report. A family caregiver is defined as someone who takes care of a family member or friend, but is unpaid for their services. Their caregiving expenses include out-of-pocket costs for medications, medical bills, in-home care, nursing homes and...

2014-09-15 08:30:00

APTA Releases Its Choosing Wisely® List, Encourages Patients To Become Active Participants In Their Own Health Care ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) today released "Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question." The list was written as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's Choosing Wisely(®) campaign. It offers evidence-based ways to support conversations between patients...

2014-09-15 08:29:40

Greater Harlem Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, has joined the Allure Group network of NYC nursing homes. BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allure Group has welcomed the New York City Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility Greater Harlem to its group of long and short term rehab facilities. The Allure Group is proud of its reputation as a consortium of healthcare facilities committed to providing quality rehabilitation and nursing services to its patients. Many of...

2014-09-15 08:29:32

- Significantly Improved Agitation in 220-Patient 10-week Study - ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced positive results from its phase II clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of AVP-923 for the treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Treatment with AVP-923 was associated with significantly reduced agitation as measured by the primary endpoint, the agitation/aggression...

2014-09-15 08:29:29

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (NASDAQ-CM: FHCO) today announced that Martin Tayler will join the Company's management team as Executive Vice President of Global Operations effective September 15, 2014. The Company also announced that Michael Pope will retire from his position as Vice President, U.K. and Malaysian Operations, effective September 15, 2014. Following his retirement, Mr. Pope will continue his affiliation with the Company as a...

2014-09-15 08:29:24

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - HealthQx, a company that analyzes big data to uncover the best healthcare values in terms of quality and efficiency, today announced a strategic partnership with the Healthcare Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI(3)), an industry leader in the shift from fee-for-service healthcare to value-based payments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/NY81827LOGO HealthQx will imbed HCI(3)'s ECR Analytics® and PROMETHEUS...

2014-09-15 08:29:16

PHILADELPHIA, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing with priority review a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules (CII) as a treatment for adults with binge eating disorder (BED). The FDA is expected to provide a decision in February 2015, based on the...

2014-09-15 08:29:14

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a U.S. biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that Linda F. Powers, CEO, will present at SMi's 3rd Annual Cancer Vaccines Conference being held in Central London on September 15-16, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110329/SF73084LOGO Ms. Powers' presentation will provide updates about the Company's...


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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