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What?! These remote tribespeople have antibiotic resistant genes, and this suggests that the human body could resist antibiotics long before such drugs were even used.
The vegetable you used to pretend were trees to make them go down easier could now play a part in preventing head and neck cancers.
- Data support VAL-083's importance as a potential therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including drug-resistant NSCLC - VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif.,
Pembrolizumab Demonstrated 28 Percent Overall Response Rate and 76 Percent Disease Control Rate in Difficult-to-Treat Cancer First Findings from KEYNOTE-028, Merck's Innovative
The discovery of a genetic mutation that can cause pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitudes could shed new light on lung diseases affecting humans.
Researchers have confirmed early signs of malaria parasites in Africa becoming more resistant to drugs, leading one person working on the study to fear a grave situation in future.
Data from KEYNOTE-006 Study Presented at AACR Annual Meeting and Published in the New England Journal of Medicine KIRKLAND, QC, April 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK),
KIRKLAND, QC, April 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced new data from KEYNOTE-001, a Phase 1b study evaluating pembrolizumab,
Representatives from Aureus Medical's Rehab Therapy division will be exhibiting at the SCAPTA Annual Conference to be held in Greenville, SC. Omaha, NE (PRWEB)
A multi-center study on the link between hematologic cancers and mesothelioma finds that people who develop mesothelioma after radiation are likely to be more treatable. Raleigh,
Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...
The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...
The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have been present in laboratories since the 1950's and can either be raised and kept in a culture or be...
Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...
An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.
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