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2014-08-21 16:24:26

Study shows targeted next-generation gene sequencing can identify cause of inheritable syndromes, allowing earlier treatment and genetic counseling SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-08-21 16:24:17

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To influence congressional candidates up for election this November, a group of mental health activists have formed the Stop The Murphy Bill Political Action Committee (PAC). This PAC was organized to advocate for the civil rights of persons with mental health histories by pushing back against the highly controversial Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR3717, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy. These and other activists have...

2014-08-21 16:24:14

Daylight IQ(TM) to Enhance Clinical and Disease Management Programs OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Advocates for Responsible Eldercare (CARE Oklahoma) has announced their newest CARE Partnership with COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS). The two organizations announced the signing of a Gold Level Partnership agreement which establishes COMS as a CARE Preferred Partner. Only a limited number of Preferred...

2014-08-21 12:30:25

Integration enhances the eRelevance service for healthcare practices using Nextech. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eRelevance Corporation (www.erelevancecorp.com), a progressive Health IT services company, announced today that it has completed integration with Nextech, a popular Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solution for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices. "Integration allows our service to provide even more value to healthcare practices using Nextech,"...

2014-08-21 12:30:18

Various studies further bolster the research supporting the efficacy of weight loss surgeries LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study performed at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, concluded that weight loss surgery appears to have an unexpected side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women. Noted weight loss surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates would like to point out that...

2014-08-21 12:30:16

Tooth Decay, Poor Dental Health Linked to Low GPAs and School Absences ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As parents and kids gear up for a new school year, a trip to the dentist should be on everyone's back-to-school checklist, according to dentists from Kool Smiles, a children's dental provider expanding access to quality, affordable dental care in underserved communities nationwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130731/DC56507LOGO "Add the dental check-up to the...

2014-08-21 12:30:10

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. John S. Sampalis is founder and CEO of JSS Medical Research and one of the world's leading clinical epidemiologists. Dr. Sampalis is nominated as a finalist in this year's 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Québec Health Sciences category. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program is in its 21(st) year of honouring the most successful entrepreneurs from all areas of business including, among others, manufacturing, media...

2014-08-21 12:29:50

New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) to help consumers know when they are buying MTB products and how to cook them. Starting today, all MTB products sold in Canada must be clearly labelled as "mechanically tenderized," and include instructions for safe cooking. The new labels will emphasize the importance of cooking MTB to a minimum...

2014-08-21 12:29:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone today kicked off Pennsylvania's second biennial Health Equity Conference, an event aimed at improving health care access and delivery. "The Department of Health is committed to improving the health of all Pennsylvanians," DeLone said. "Addressing the issues surrounding health care access for and delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations is a vital part of our...

2014-08-21 12:29:36

Despite Cost and Coverage Constraints, Physicians Manage to Prescribe LABA and LAMA Regimens in Combination for COPD, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, for the treatment of COPD, physicians in Brazil and Mexico manage to follow clinical guidelines and commonly prescribe long-acting beta-agonist (LABA)- and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)- containing regimens, although they do so...


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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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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