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2014-09-11 20:21:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its meeting regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda(®), the intended brand name for liraglutide 3 mg, a once-daily human GLP-1 analogue for the treatment of obesity. Based on the data contained in the NDA for Saxenda(®), the FDA asked the panel members to discuss whether...

2014-09-09 23:15:05

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease...

Location Of Body Fat Could Increase Hypertension Risk
2014-09-03 03:57:03

American College of Cardiology Abdominal fat more strongly associated with high blood pressure risk than overall obesity People with fat around their abdominal area are at greater risk of developing hypertension when compared to those with similar body mass index but fat concentrations elsewhere on the body, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, or high blood pressure, and it is...

bicycle commute
2014-08-22 05:52:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or even taking the bus to work could improve your health, researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine claim in a new study. In their British Medical Journal (BMJ) paper, Dr. Ellen Flint, a research fellow in social epidemiology at the London School, and her colleagues reported that people using active or public modes of...

2014-08-18 08:29:24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, researchers at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) announced findings from a new study entitled, "PKCe Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Brains and Skin Fibroblasts." These new findings offer significant promise for a new therapeutic and diagnostic approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that has remained so refractory to effective and early drug treatment. This approach is now the major focus of...

2014-08-08 23:05:04

Biomarkers are substances produced by the body that can help assess disease risk. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Wouldn't it be wonderful if a single blood test could gauge the heart's health? Medicine isn't quite yet at that point. But there are a few indicators that can signal where your cardiovascular health is headed and let you know whether you need to take action now to prevent a heart attack or stroke, according to the August 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch....

2014-08-05 23:04:58

Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduces the highly accurate and incredibly durable Competitor Series body composition analyzer (BCA). Rice Lake, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Rice Lake Weighing Systems introduces the highly accurate and incredibly durable Competitor Series body composition analyzer (BCA). Health and fitness professionals who want better results for their clients and a faster return on their investment will appreciate the powerful yet affordable multi-frequency segmental...

2014-07-22 12:30:35

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vittamed Corporation, a neurodiagnostics medical device company based in Boston with R&D in Lithuania, today announced it has received the CE Mark of approval for two novel neuromonitoring devices: the Vittamed 205 for non-invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement and the Vittamed 505 for non-invasive Cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring. "CE approval for both devices is not only an important milestone for our company as we move...

2014-07-17 16:11:31

Elsevier Health Sciences Is being overweight sometimes a good thing? Data suggest higher BMI protects against adverse cardiovascular outcomes, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings High body mass index (BMI) is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an "obesity paradox," that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular...

2014-07-16 04:21:33

A new study examines how BMI may not be enough to identify whether or not a child is obese. Prominent Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel offers his observations on the study. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics discusses an article,which describes a new case study that talks about how BMI measurements may not be enough to identify obesity in children. Photo -...


Latest Medical signs Reference Libraries

Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.