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2014-10-22 16:28:46

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced October 10, 2014 that Gilead Sciences Harvoni(® )(ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) product was approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, genotype 1 infection in adults. Harvoni(®) is the first oral combination therapy approved for the treatment of hepatitis C and is also the first treatment regimen that does not require administration with pegylated interferon or ribavirin....

2014-10-22 16:28:39

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 7, 2014, Accelera Innovations, Inc. ("Accelera") announced that they have closed on the acquisition of SCI Home Health, Inc (d/b/a Advance Lifecare Home Health) ("SCI"), this decision was based on SCI's growth rate of 30 to 40% annually. The agreement reflects a favorable valuation and creates efficiencies for all of the Accelera companies, by leveraging the strength of the Advance Lifecare Medicare certification. SCI is 100% Medicare...

2014-10-22 16:28:13

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon Xavier University of Louisiana received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the national Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative. Xavier will use the grant to expand the already thriving biomedical programs the historically black university offers its students. "Xavier is already number one in the nation as the primary undergraduate source of African American Ph.D.s in...

2014-10-22 16:28:11

Today's series covers Dr. Thomas Goldenberg - Cocaine and Sleeping Pill Abuser Was Repeatedly High At Work SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2007, Dr. Goldenberg was first found to be high while on duty. A nurse heard him slurring his words and saying inappropriate things. Dr. Goldenberg admitted that he had been abusing codeine cough syrup and sleeping pills while on call. Even so, he was allowed to continue to practice until September 2008, when...

2014-10-22 16:28:04

The Hearing Follows the Release of New CDC Guidelines Calling for Better Protective Equipment, More Training and Stronger Protocols for Health Care Workers, Changes Spurred by the Public Outcry from Nurses Across the Country BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO WHERE: State House Room A2 WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 12 noon WHO: The Joint Committee on Public Health is holding a hearing on Ebola Preparedness...

2014-10-22 16:28:03

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider. Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juices and cider that have not been processed to kill harmful bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds consumers to read the label carefully on juice or cider products they...

2014-10-22 16:27:56

Union says members seeking guidance on protective equipment, containment policies WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue guidelines to protect public safety and law enforcement workers who are most likely to come in contact with people infected with Ebola. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "CDC's guidelines for the use of personal...

2014-10-22 16:25:22

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Health Briefs TV producers are pleased to announce a segment on healthy seniors. It will cover the variety of ways America's older generations are getting healthy and staying healthy. Low-cost or no-cost fitness classes are popular in many communities and keep the elderly on their feet, moving, and in good balance. Healthy meals are also a major force in maintaining an active lifestyle, as well as staying in touch with...

2014-10-22 16:21:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trick-or-treaters everywhere are gearing up with excitement for a night filled with candy as Halloween quickly approaches. While brushing twice a day and visiting the dentist every six months are preventive measures, children's teeth also benefit by limiting the candy they consume. This Halloween the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) encourages children to donate some of their candy to the Halloween Candy Buyback Program....

2014-10-22 16:21:02

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. These travelers are now arriving to the United States at one of five airports where entry screening is being conducted by Customs and Border Protection and CDC. Active post-arrival monitoring means that travelers without febrile...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.