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fish oil
2015-05-22 13:20:00

In March of this year, the New York Times reported that fish oil claims are not supported by current research. However, it’s too early to make that type of sweeping statement because that research was only about cardiovascular health, and not the other benefits of fish oil supplements. A more recent report identified some of the other benefits of fish oil, noting that the cardiovascular research was about people with known cardiac disease or people with strong risk factors and most of those...

2015-05-22 12:26:36

DUBLIN, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/56rdzr/north_america)

2015-05-22 12:26:32

CHICAGO, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), announced today from its AAPD 2015 meeting

2015-05-22 12:26:29

Aegis Living Study Says Women More Likely to Worry About Memory than Men SEATTLE, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new Aegis Living Study on Attitudes Toward Aging, adults of all

2015-05-22 12:26:27

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American dental lasers market was valued at $58.4 million in 2014 and is estimated to reach $90.7 million by 2019,

2015-05-22 12:26:25

WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY, ONTARIO, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare joined forces by signing a memorandum of

2015-05-22 12:26:21

NEW YORK, May, 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Young Professionals Committee (YPC) announced today that Ange Kagame, the daughter of Mr.

rosetta hiv antibodies
2015-05-22 12:01:05

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have decided to cheat nature and use a sophisticated computer program called Rosetta in order to design new weapons in the battle against AIDS.

2015-05-22 08:27:39

CSL Behring Recognized for its Longstanding Commitment to Delivering Innovative Products and Programs that Advance the Care of the Bleeding Disorders Community NEW YORK and KING OF PRUSSIA,

2015-05-22 08:27:38

BackSurgeryExperience.com documents the journey of a chronic lower back pain sufferer, before and after his back surgery.


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.