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2014-10-30 20:23:31

- Committee votes 9 to 1 to recommend approval of once-daily SAVAYSA for the reduction in risk of stroke and systemic embolic events (SEE) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) TOKYO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 9 to 1 to recommend approval of once-daily SAVAYSA(TM) (edoxaban) 60 mg dosing...

2014-10-30 20:23:29

Healthcare organizations must think long-term to solve today's problems LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Challenges facing the healthcare sector are well known, yet governments and private sector organizations struggle with how to make meaningful change that will deliver sustainable healthcare - high quality care at an affordable cost. To create a foundation for meaningful change, KPMG International brought together 65 healthcare leaders, from 30 countries across six...

2014-10-30 20:23:28

We are advised by Kaiser Permanente that journalists and other readers should disregard the news release, Digoxin Associated With Higher Risk of Death and Hospitalization in Adults With Atrial Fibrillation and No Heart Failure, issued 30-Oct-2014 over PR Newswire. SOURCE Kaiser Permanente

2014-10-30 20:23:23

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digoxin, a drug commonly used to treat heart conditions, was associated with a 71 percent higher risk of death and a 63 percent higher risk of hospitalization among adults with diagnosed atrial fibrillation and no evidence of heart failure, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Digoxin is a...

2014-10-30 20:23:21

Insurance Companies Spending More Than $100 Million Against Props 45 & 46 To Avoid Accountability At The Ballot Box SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer advocates and victims of medical negligence released a new Yes on 46 TV ad today featuring a sweating, shaky surgeon who runs out of the operating room and dramatizes the potentially deadly risks of physician substance abuse. The ad, "Need A Drink?" also warns voters about the $100 million that...

2014-10-30 20:23:20

--New Medication to Offer Hope to 36 Million Migraine Sufferers-- LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Migranade, Inc. announced today the new migraine medication, MIGRANADE Migraine Relief will be available to the 36 million U.S. migraine sufferers November, 2014. The medicine is developed from a platform technology that targets the actual cause of migraines and not just the symptoms. While all migraine medications attack pain and not the source Migranade is assured to be a...

2014-10-30 20:23:15

Special Diets Event Brings Education, Flavor and Support to Community DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As part of its continuing support of the growing gluten-free community, The Gluten Free Media Group will hold its fourth annual Dallas Gluten & Allergen Free Expo on November 15th and 16th at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, TX. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155699 The Expo will feature some very special guests: -- As part of its National...

2014-10-30 20:22:46

Laparoscopy Devices Market (Laparoscopes, Irrigation Systems, Insufflation Devices, Trocars, Sample Retrieval Bags, Wound Protectors, Internal Closure Devices, Gastric Bands, Hand-Assist Devices, and Energy Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laparoscopy devices market report has been segmented on the basis of equipment, applications, and geography. A detailed analysis of factors such as...

2014-10-30 20:22:21

SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 40 million tourists visit recreation areas above 7,800 feet in the Western United States each year. People from lower altitudes traveling to these areas are at increased risk of high altitude-related illness, so preparation is key, says Melissa Tabor, DO, an AOA board-certified physician in family and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Also an assistant professor of sports medicine and an assistant professor of osteopathic...

2014-10-30 16:30:42

Celebrate Three Inspiring Survivors at an Exclusive Event on Saturday, November 1, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's specialty apparel retailer, is excited to announce that the brand's location at Broadstone Plaza in Folsom, CA will host a special event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. On November 1(st), Lane Bryant will honor three inspiring survivors selected by the American Cancer Society in support of...


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
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.