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2014-07-29 12:30:36

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education Professional, a leading global provider of content and services for the science, technical, and medical communities, has announced the launch of the AccessMedicine App, the first off-line mobile application of the world-renowned medical education platform. A key feature of the new AccessMedicine App, available for download onto all iOS and Android devices, is that users will now be able to gain access to valuable AccessMedicine...

Social Network Research Could Boost Conservation Efforts For Prairie Dogs
2014-07-29 03:28:36

North Carolina State University Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts. The work was done by researchers from North Carolina State University and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). “Prairie dogs are increasingly rare and...

2014-07-29 08:34:18

New pharmaceutical development opens up entry into blockbuster markets SALT LAKE CITY and TORONTO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EastGate Acquisitions Corporation (OTCBB: ESAQ), an emerging pharmaceutical company exploring drug delivery innovations in the development of improved novel formulations and alternative dosage forms of existing biologically active molecules announces expansion of its pharmaceutical development implementing its sub-micron platform technology. The company's...

2014-07-29 08:34:13

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- War Memorial Hospital - Michigan, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., has chosen to deploy JEMS Technology's Telehealth System across all of its healthcare divisions. Using JEMS' HIPAA-compliant mobile health platform, War Memorial medical professionals can send live streaming video to a specialty physician via an iPhone, iPad or Android-based phone or tablet. The specialist will be able to review the video on their smart device in real...

2014-07-29 08:34:08

PORTLAND, Oregon, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global surgical equipment market (types, applications and geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", suggests that the global surgical equipment market is expected to reach $12.1 billion by 2020 registering a CAGR of 11.1% from 2014 to 2020. Due to the...

2014-07-29 08:33:53

DUBLIN, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A respiratory device is a medical device used to provide medication or assist a patient who is having difficulty in breathing and cannot achieve adequate oxygen levels to maintain life. Patients with respiratory disorders such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD, and ARDS require...

2014-07-29 08:33:46

VIENNA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria will present data from a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine approach that aims to slow or stop Parkinson's disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation supported the study with a $ 1.5 million grant and will discuss the impact of the results for patients and the Parkinson's research community. When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11.00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) 03.00 pm UTC...

2014-07-29 08:33:42

TRAFFORD, Pa., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. (VBH-PA), a ValueOptions® company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced that David Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.A., has accepted a position as the organization's Medical Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130624/PH36534LOGO In his new position, Dr. Rosenthal will oversee VBH-PA's medical utilization and review process, and develop and implement...

2014-07-29 08:33:27

IRVING, Texas, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, a VHA and UHC company, today announced three new web-based applications with breakthrough interactive features that automate key health care supply chain processes and workflows for members of Children's Hospital Association. The new and enhanced applications under the Novation Optimize Solutions umbrella - Value Analysis, Item Master and Formulary - are examples of how Novation helps organizations address the most critical...

2014-07-29 08:33:25

Validic's platform addresses the two major challenges in the current connected health ecosystem: patient digital health information integration and data security LONDON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Validic with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Customer Value Leadership. The Validic mHealth interoperability solution is a cloud-based platform that connects digital health application developers, medical devices and healthcare...


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
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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