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2014-10-30 12:30:34

CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraged that preliminary data presented at the "Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries" conference on October 23 shows a downward trend in early childhood caries (cavities) in the United States and indicates progress in ensuring that kids are getting needed dental treatment. "This preliminary analysis may indicate a promising trend. We are encouraged that it...

2014-10-30 12:30:20

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced it would file a complaint against Gerber Products Company as a result of a recent inquiry into certain allergy and atopic dermatitis claims that Gerber makes for Gerber Good Start Gentle Infant Formula. Gerber is disappointed with the FTC's conclusions and will defend its position relying on an overwhelming body of independent scientific evidence that substantiates the benefits...

2014-10-30 12:30:16

$10,000 donated to Karmanos Cancer Institute's breast cancer support programs FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Channel 955's Mojo, host of Mojo in the Morning; and Chad Johnson, CEO of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men, have both lost loved ones to breast cancer. Their passion for raising awareness of breast cancer screening and early detection led to the Bras for a Cause promotion, a month-long fun challenge that kicked off Oct. 6 during National Breast Cancer...

2014-10-30 12:29:51

Clinical-grade software platform facilitates exchange of expertise among clinics, academic medical centers BOSTON and BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cartagenia, a leader in providing genetic labs and clinicians with software-based workflow support for variant assessment, lab reporting, and integration of diagnostic knowledge-bases, announced today the successful launch of a software platform for genetic variant assessment and reporting within the National Institutes of...

2014-10-30 12:29:49

Transformation driven by Breakthrough Campaign donors alongside Ministry support TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - With increasing demand on Ontario's only psychiatric emergency department, CAMH has improved and doubled the space available for 24/7 care for patients in crisis. Thanks to an outstanding $2.5 million gift, CAMH is today announcing the official opening of the Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Emergency Department, a vital step in the hospital's breakthrough transformation...

2014-10-30 12:29:44

Online course was developed by experts in training health care professionals to understand, respect and care for Latino patients during hospice or palliative care. SAN MARCOS, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org. Research indicates significant issues in the provision of palliative care for Latinos. According to the National Institutes of Health, the disparities among minority groups in regards to access to care and the quality of that care is well documented. As a...

2014-10-30 12:29:42

Digital stethoscope is easier to use, provides better quality, and reduces risk of Ebola contamination DENVER, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinklabs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of electronic stethoscopes, today announced that the company's Thinklabs One digital stethoscope is helping physicians across the United States more easily and safely treat patients confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus. The Thinklabs One digital stethoscope helps...

2014-10-30 12:29:37

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Hal Miner was rushed to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Southern California several years ago, complaining of severe headaches and unable to write his own name, the emergency room medical staff immediately sized up the situation and ordered a CT scan. After the results came back, there was no time to wait: Hal needed brain surgery that night. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "We have to do brain surgery tonight on...

2014-10-30 12:29:33

ISNES, Belgium, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iSTAR Medical SA, a privately held ophthalmic device company, announced today that the first patient in its European multi-center clinical trial has been successfully implanted with the STARflo(TM) glaucoma drainage device. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126825 The study will be conducted at leading clinical study sites across Europe to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the STARflo(TM) system in patients with...

2014-10-30 12:29:27

The Bayat Foundation and Starkey Hearing Foundation partner to bring the gift of hearing to conflict regions in Afghanistan. KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the Bayat Foundation kicked off a partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide hearing health care to people in need across Afghanistan. During the first hearing mission in the country, the two organizations worked together to provide more than 1,700 customized hearing devices to...


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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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