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2014-10-17 23:01:57

The 24-week study of the popular Dukan Diet showed significant weight loss results New York, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 During the 55th Annual American College of Nutrition Conference on October 16 in San Antonio, Dr. Jay Udani, CEO of Medicus Research LLC and Medical Director of Northridge Hospital Integrative Medicine Program, presented the final results from a recent study on the popular Dukan Diet. The study, which was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Dukan Diet’s...

2014-10-17 23:01:07

Sunday, October 19 marks the kick-off of Lifestyle Medicine 2014, set for October 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort in San Diego, California. The impressive line-up of Lifestyle Medicine experts, including names like Dean Ornish, MD, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, T. Colin Campbell, PhD and David Katz, MD, will focus on the needed transformation of our healthcare system—using Lifestyle Medicine as a therapeutic intervention in the prevention, suspension and reversal of...

2014-10-17 23:00:42

While the world is understandably focused on the appropriate protocols and protective gear for health care workers, the critical role of nursing education must also be considered. The National League for Nursing endorses the need to co-create partnerships between academic and clinical practice to strengthen the educational foundation for providing safe, effective quality care. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 News that two nurses in Dallas have been infected with the deadly Ebola...

2014-10-17 23:00:37

Dr. Brian Bodnar of Bodnar Chiropractic Center in Alexandria, VA is pleased to announce that the practice’s newly redesigned website is now live at chiropractor-alexandria.com. The updated website offers current and prospective patients easier access to a wider range of health and wellness resources as well as up-to-date clinic information and new interactive options. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 The world of healthcare has changed a great deal since Dr. Brian Bodnar and his...

2014-10-17 23:00:19

Renowned national chain of medical spas ranked highest in voter-based awards by Denver A-List Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 m.pulse MedSpa, a renowned national chain of medical spas with five locations throughout the Denver area, is proud to announce that it has won the 2014 Denver A-List Award for Best Medical Spa. “We are truly excited and honored to receive this award after only being in business two years,” said Diana Mead, CEO of m.pulse LLC. “We thank everyone who voted...

2014-10-17 20:22:01

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Further to a September 30, 2014 communication restricting imports of health products from three sites in India, Health Canada is today providing an update on measures it is taking so that Canadians can have access to affected medically necessary products. An initial list of medically necessary products affected by the import restriction from Apotex Pharmachem India Pvt Ltd (APIPL), Apotex Research Private Limited (ARPL), and IPCA Laboratories was identified and...

2014-10-17 20:21:53

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After spending her childhood following her father to different military installations, Col. Christensen Hsu decided to join the Armed Forces herself after earning a Doctorate degree in Dentistry from the New York College of Dentistry in 1997. Today she practices as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. Hsu served four years on active duty and...

2014-10-17 16:24:53

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Southern California announced today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium in Boston, that it is committed to cutting the number of colorectal cancer deaths in half by 2023. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, yet 1 in 3 adults are not adequately screened. Colon cancer, when discovered early, is...

2014-10-17 16:24:42

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners has a newly elected president waiting in the wings to lead the 50,000 strong organization. Dr. Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, is the president-elect and will take the helm as president in June 2015 at the AANP Annual Conference in New Orleans. She has worked as a family nurse practitioner at the family care clinic at Fox Army Health Center, Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama for over 11...

2014-10-17 16:24:40

DUBLIN, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qvtm8b/global_gene) has announced the addition of the "Global Gene Therapy Market & Pipeline Insight" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qvtm8b/global_gene ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) There have been significant advancements in the area of gene therapy in terms of research of new drugs....


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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