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2014-07-10 12:31:08

Genetic Testing Service Designed to Detect Genetic Variants Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disorders of Childhood Development PROVO, Utah, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute Genomics, the leader in genome annotation and interpretation, today announced an agreement with Lineagen, Inc., to provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) analytics for Lineagen's NextStep(Dx) PLUS. Lineagen, focused on the diagnostic evaluation of neurodevelopmental and neurological...

2014-07-10 08:29:24

Aims to provide evidence-based information to reduce misuse of genetic testing ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA, the largest independent provider of genetic counseling services, released today a white paper that provides clarity on the appropriate use of genetic testing. Use of these diagnostic tests is growing rapidly, but inappropriate testing has negative consequences for individuals and the U.S. health care system. The paper, titled Genetic...

2014-07-01 10:02:49

American College of Physicians ACP's new evidence-based guideline finds that harms of screening pelvic examination outweigh any demonstrated benefits Many women and physicians believe that a pelvic examination should be part of annual well visits, but an analysis of the current evidence by the American College of Physicians (ACP) shows that the harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits. ACP's new evidence-based clinical practice guideline, "Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult...

2014-06-27 08:25:32

DUBLIN, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m85fqv/drugs_of_abuse) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Drugs of Abuse Testing (Sample Based Testing - Urine, Saliva and Hair Onsite and laboratory Testing) Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global drugs of abuse testing market is rapidly growing due to the rising awareness of...

2014-06-25 12:30:24

DALLAS, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019" by MarketsandMarkets, The global Newborn Screening Market was valued at an estimated $438.9 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $819.6...

2014-06-24 23:05:08

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Genetic Testing markets. Global market for Genetic Testing is forecast to reach US$7.3 billion by 2020, driven by growing healthcare awareness, growing interest in genetic testing for accurate disease diagnosis and treatment decision-making, and favorable reimbursement coverage policies. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Almost every known disease, ranging from common maladies to...

2014-06-23 12:28:09

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium HealthCare Inc. (OTCBB: MHCC) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Millennium Medical Devices, LLC is assisting primary care physicians to offer their patients breakthrough diagnostics that are reimbursable by Medicare and private insurance companies. At a time when physician practices are challenged by increasing patient needs and falling practice revenues, Millennium Healthcare has positioned itself to provide innovative solutions...

2014-06-16 09:36:11

Moffitt Cancer Center A new Moffitt Cancer Center study published Thursday in Genetics in Medicine shows that counseling from a genetic health care provider before genetic testing educates patients and may help reduce unnecessary procedures. Up to 10 percent of cancers are inherited, meaning a person was born with an abnormal gene that increases their risk for cancer.  “Pre-test genetic counseling in which a health care provider takes a thorough family history and discusses the...

2014-06-04 15:29:19

Albert Einstein College of Medicine The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)─designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and was published online today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). "Tests assessing metastatic risk can help doctors identify which patients should receive aggressive therapy and which patients should be spared,"...

2014-06-03 12:36:34

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Drugs of Abuse Testing Market (Sample Based Testing - Urine, Saliva and Hair Onsite and laboratory Testing) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 -...


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Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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