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Climbing Mount Everest To Learn More About Type 2 Diabetes

Climbing Mount Everest To Learn More About Type 2 Diabetes

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people engage in extreme sports, such as climbing Mount Everest, in an attempt to gain insight about themselves. A group of researchers from the University of Southampton and University...

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2014-04-16 04:22:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessica Smith is skating her way into history. The 30-year-old speed skater boasts an impressive career: she's a four-time World Championship medalist and a twelve-time World Cup medalist. And she's had a big year. She wowed crowds when she dominated the U.S. Olympic speed skating trials, earning a spot in the recent Sochi Olympics in not one but THREE short-track speed skating events. And she recently broke U.S. records in both the 3,000...

2014-04-16 04:21:57

STOCKHOLM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has closed a $40 million Series B financing co-led by new investors, Abingworth LLP and MVM Life Science Partners LLP ("MVM"). The company's founding investor, HealthCap, also participated in the round. "We are pleased with this significant support from our new as well as existing investors, who represent some of the most experienced in the global life sciences...

2014-04-16 00:21:04

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tn85gq/drug_injection) has announced the addition of the "Drug Injection Devices to 2018. Devices, Markets, Strategies and Forecasts" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tn85gq/drug_injection ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The past decade has seen a dramatic shift...

2014-04-15 23:16:16

A pharmaceutical product liability litigation firm, Carey Danis & Lowe announced that they have launched an investigation into alleged Topamax related injuries following news that a Philadelphia court has settled 76 Topamax cases. St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Carey Danis & Lowe has launched an investigation into alleged Topamax related injuries, specifically those pertaining to alleged congenital birth defects. The announcement of the law firm's investigation...

2014-04-15 23:16:00

Dr. Ronald Receveur, one of Louisville’s best cosmetic dentists, is calling on those who have been afraid of going to the dentist for fear of exposure to radiation to worry no more. Dr. Receveur’s dental implant clinic in New Albany, across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., is the only practice in Southern Indiana, and one of only about 500 dental offices in the country, using a recently purchased Galileos 3D CAT scanner to diagnose and treat patients with three-dimensional head and...

2014-04-15 23:15:58

Passages Malibu issues statement on research published by the American Heart Association. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The risk of stoke jumps dramatically 24 hours after the use of cocaine, according to new research presented on February 12th at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014. When compared to other factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cigarettes, acute cocaine use places users at far great risk for having a stroke. The study...

2014-04-15 23:15:08

National network of attorneys continues to offer no-cost consultations to consumers over allegations that Lipitor and other statins increase the risk of developing diabetes. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/lipitor-lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople today announced today the scheduling of a key court hearing involving litigation* containing allegations that the anti-cholesterol medication Lipitor may cause patients to develop diabetes....

2014-04-15 23:14:56

Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast designed by Ellie Gadsby is a newly updated program that teaches how to remove cold sore blisters on the lips and face naturally. A full review on the site Vkool.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Fever blisters or cold sores are groups of small blisters around the mouth and on the lip. The skin around the blisters is swollen, red, and sore. Fever blisters are caused by two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Get...

2014-04-15 23:14:40

It is not easy to beat obesity, which can cause numerous health problems. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center offers help with the SlimPlate System. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Minnpost 4/1/2014 recently posted that certain working conditions can link to obesity. Those who work in hostile working conditions with long hours are more likely to be obese. Obesity can contribute to many health issues including: gallbladder disease, increase risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain...


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Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

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...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

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...

Rodent Tapeworm. Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

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
2014-01-12 00:00:00

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...

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

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...

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