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2014-10-19 12:21:14

First-of-its-kind device may solve issue of poor patient compliance with eye drops CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The device, known as a punctum...

2014-10-10 08:23:42

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO) is proud to announce that it was named the Health sector winner at the 2014 GREAT Tech Awards Gala last evening. Sponsored by United Kingdom Trade & Investment and the British Consulate General New York, the GREAT Tech Awards selected one winner in each of six categories from a pool of 120 high growth companies from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut....

2014-09-26 23:00:20

Treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation associated with radiation therapy to the lower bowel. Claremont, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 Synedgen announced today the award of a competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to demonstrate proof-of-concept activity of Synedgen’s proprietary treatment for radiation proctitis, a condition that causes painful tissue damage to...

2014-09-24 23:12:05

Novera Fitness, an athletic and recovery center based in Golden, has announced that they will be bringing the innovative cryosauna to Colorado. The cryosauna has been used for recovery by athletes for years, and uses air cooled to -190ºF or more to decrease inflammation and pain while supercharging blood to promote faster healing and recovery. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Novera Fitness, an athletic and recovery center based in Golden, is bringing the state-of-the-art...

heart rate variability
2014-09-24 02:45:29

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech Although the heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate—and that variability, doctors have found, is a good thing. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to be predictive of a number of illnesses, such as congestive heart...

Researchers Explore The Relationship Between Weight And Stress-induced Inflammation
2014-09-24 03:23:26

Brandeis University If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study by Brandeis University. It's long known that psychological stress can trigger biological responses similar to the effects of illness or injury, including inflammation. While normal inflammation is an important part of our body's healing response, runaway inflammation can contribute to chronic and...

2014-09-19 08:26:16

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) today announced results from preclinical studies characterizing the analgesic profiles of a series of the company's internally-discovered oral, peripherally-acting kappa opioid receptor agonist molecules. The preclinical research candidates were created using Nektar's small molecule polymer medicinal chemistry platform. The analgesic properties of kappa receptor agonism are well described in the medical...

2014-09-19 08:25:40

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $24.7 million inclusive of options by the US Department of Health and Human Service's National Institutes of Health (NIH) (specifically funded by the National Institute...

2014-09-18 08:30:19

- Richards Teams Up with Allergan, the Makers of RESTASIS® (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%, to Raise Awareness of the Disease - IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TV personality, fashion entrepreneur and star of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Kyle Richards is partnering with Allergan, the makers of RESTASIS® (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%, to raise awareness of Chronic Dry Eye. As many as 25 million people in the United States report suffering...

2014-09-18 08:28:52

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to treat life-threatening inflammatory conditions such as sepsis, is a proud sponsor of: -- World Sepsis Day 2014 organized by the Global Sepsis Alliance -- The short film "97 seconds for sepsis" produced by the Global Sepsis Alliance -- The 3(rd) Annual Celebration of Sepsis Heroes...


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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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