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2014-07-29 16:26:41

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time to discuss financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 and to provide a business update. Conference Call Details The second quarter conference...

2014-07-29 16:26:17

PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GSK (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that once-weekly Tanzeum (albiglutide), a prescription injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes in adults, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, is now available in pharmacies throughout the U.S. Cheryl MacDiarmid, Vice President of GSK's General Medicine business said, "With approximately 21 million adults diagnosed with diabetes in the US(1), and up to 95 percent of those patients living with type 2...

2014-07-29 16:26:15

Researchers Look to Target Gut Microbiome for Treatment and Prevention of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early findings from a major research initiative of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) suggest that specific bacteria play a central role in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The evidence raises the possibility of developing new treatments to target the...

2014-07-29 16:26:10

Historical Achievement in Chitrakoot Proves Unprecedented Program Outcomes NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee - a global campaign to eliminate blindness due to cataract - and Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya (SNC), Shri Sadguru Seva Sangh Trust (SSSST; founded by Param Pujya Shri Ranchhoddasji Maharaj) - one of the largest rural eye care organizations in India - partnered together in with one goal in mind - to implement an evidence-based approach for eliminating...

2014-07-29 16:25:56

The World's Most Advanced Laser Technology for Tattoo Removal and Benign Pigmented Lesions Is Now FDA-Cleared To Treat Acne Scars WESTFORD, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With acne as the most common skin condition affecting more than 60 million Americans today, it is no surprise that 20 million people have severe enough acne to cause scarring (33 percent of sufferers). Cynosure, the leader in aesthetic lasers, announced today that PicoSure is the first and only picosecond laser now...

2014-07-29 16:25:54

33 Studies Explore Diverse Ways to Help Patients, Other Stakeholders Make Better-Informed Care Decisions WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $54.8 million in funding to support 33 new patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects that will study health conditions and concerns that affect millions of Americans. The approved proposals include...

2014-07-29 12:36:01

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New high priced hepatitis C drugs will increase federal spending in Medicare Part D by a projected $2.9 to $5.8 billion next year, according to a new report by the actuarial firm Milliman released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). Milliman projects that average Part D premiums could increase by as much as 8.6 percent in 2015 as a result of high-priced hepatitis C drugs, including Sovaldi and Olysio. The study...

2014-07-29 12:35:58

Poll Reveals Strong Support for Taking Action to Prevent Such Medical Treatment, says Compassion & Choices WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll shows that nearly one out of four older Americans (24%) say that either they or a family member have experienced excessive or unwanted medical treatment, the equivalent of about 25 million people. The survey also reveals that older Americans strongly support holding doctors accountable when they fail to honor...

2014-07-29 12:35:43

DALLAS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Pharmacy Supply (TPS), a leading Dallas-based wholesale distributor of pharmacy supplies announced plans today to expand sales of their Pharmacy Supply business by applying for a GSA Schedule and actively pursuing federal contracts. Government officials utilize GSA Schedules as a means of procuring goods and services, knowing that companies on these schedules have been qualified and thoroughly vetted by the General Services Administration...

2014-07-29 12:35:39

The Journal of American Geriatrics Society report underscores value of Medicare home health services in improving patient care and reducing healthcare spending WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report published in The Journal of American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) underscores the value of home healthcare for America's aging seniors and the Medicare program, said home health leaders from the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. The JAGS report seeks to...


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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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