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2014-09-22 12:28:20

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, announced today that it has been awarded a one-year contract with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to provide administrative services in support of Georgia's public, fee-for-service, integrated behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services system....

2014-09-22 12:28:17

New multi-year grant continues work to study pressing public health crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path), an independent, non-profit organization that works to accelerate the speed of drug and medical product development, today announced it has received a three-year grant renewal from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support continued work to advance the science and regulatory pathways leading to...

2014-09-22 12:28:08

WASHINGTON and SHANGHAI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continua and Borderless Healthcare Group (BHG), a global knowledge leader in healthcare technology, media and telecommunications, have formed a strategic partnership to support healthcare innovation in China and promote international standards for personal connected health technologies. Continua and BHG announced this new partnership during the global Borderless Healthcare Forum being held this week in Washington, DC, while also...

2014-09-22 12:28:04

Celebrity campaign inspires action for global women's health & contraception NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EngenderHealth, a leading global women's health organization, announced today the launch of its WTFP?! (Where's the Family Planning?!) campaign to raise awareness of the crucial need for contraception by millions of women in developing countries. Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino is partnering with EngenderHealth to bring attention to this global...

2014-09-22 12:23:09

In Collaboration with New Sanitation Muppet Raya, Jay Gould Will Guide Conversation Discussing the 40 Percent of World Population that Lacks Toilets PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Standard Brands President and CEO Jay Gould will speak at the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting tomorrow on the topic of improving access to safe sanitation facilities around the world and its effect on people's health, education and safety. Gould will be joined in...

2014-09-22 08:32:44

Experts and Industry Decision-Makers Will Discuss Data-driven Improvements in Healthcare during Inovalon Client Congress 2014 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, will host decision-makers and experts from across the healthcare industry during its 2014 Client Congress. The three-day event includes executives from the...

2014-09-22 08:29:30

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd has achieved its target enrolment of 700 subjects with mild Alzheimer's disease into the second of its two Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM), a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This multi-centre, placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-005) is aimed at assessing the efficacy of LMTX(TM) in people diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's disease. The study...

2014-09-22 08:29:12

IOP Levels Stable and Below 14mmHG after one year in another series MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc. reported today that it shared one year results from 34 patients treated, utilizing the current surgical technique for the InnFocus MicroShunt (TM) glaucoma drainage implant, at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) meeting in London. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147504 Professor Dr. Isabelle Riss of Bordeaux, France...

2014-09-22 08:28:54

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zynx Health(TM), the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today announced the general availability of ZynxCarebook(TM), a mobile platform designed to profoundly improve care team collaboration across the healthcare continuum. This first-of-its-kind Mobile Care Navigation Network(TM) and Secure ConText Messaging(TM) solution meets the often impenetrable challenges associated with enabling...

2014-09-22 08:28:29

Reaccreditation underscores WIRB-Copernicus Group's commitment to enhancing safeguards for clinical trial participants PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), the world's largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, announced today that its Western Institutional Review Board(®) (WIRB) has been reaccredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), which endeavors...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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