Quantcast

Latest Medicine Stories

2014-09-29 23:13:19

Visiopharm expands into Benelux with a new office and under the leadership of Mr. Jan Pijenburg as Sales Director. The expansion will support pathology labs and their growing interest of Visiopharm's LIS-driven image analysis software with CE-IVD marked algorithms for the breast panel. Hørsholm, DK (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) is an important hot-spot for the adoption of Digital Pathology in routine diagnostics in Europe. Over the...

2014-09-29 23:12:51

UPMC’s Decision Follows FDA Alert Discouraging Use of Power Morcellators in Uterine Surgeries, Morcellator Recall by Johnson & Johnson Chicago IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Power Morcellator Lawsuit News: The UPMC hospital network has suspended hysterectomies and other uterine surgeries that involve the use of a power morcellator, amid concerns that the devices may promote the spread of cancer, The Oliver Law Group P.C. reports. According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, a...

2014-09-29 23:12:37

Health Network (HealthNetwork.com), a leading healthcare marketing company with more than 15 million visitors to its websites annually, will be launching two Spanish-language websites in October: CuidadoDeSalud.com and SeguroDeSalud.com (Spanish translations of “health care” and “health insurance” respectively). Both sites are focused on increasing the enrollment of Latino Americans in health insurance and in providing features that alleviate concerns raised by critics that the...

2014-09-29 23:12:30

Health Food Emporium is happy to announce that MegaFood has just released Acute Defense, an immunity boosting powder, just in time for flu season. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 According to Herb Wisdom, "Elderberry juice is used for its antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis." Elderberries have been a folk remedy for centuries in North...

2014-09-29 23:12:21

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to school teachers and school maintenance workers who may have been unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in a public school or university anywhere in the United States between the 1950s and the 1980s, because there can be great compensation settlements for these types of individuals. As the center would like to explain, with one call to 866-714-6466 there is detailed information on a recent news article in the UK that...

2014-09-29 23:12:17

The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center is offering a new, and innovative approach focused on diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Louisiana, because based on nearly a decade of experience they already know the typical victim they will be talking to was exposed to asbestos at a oil refinery, a chemical plant, a power plant, or a shipyard - so they have lined up the nation's most skilled mesothelioma lawyers who are extremely skilled at getting the best possible compensation for these...

2014-09-29 23:12:01

Unique flower essences for better physical, mental, and spiritual health arrive from the Brazilian Rainforest (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Florais de Saint Germain, a successful South American wellness company, is bringing its natural and soul-enhancing floral essences to the United States market. Florais de Saint Germain mixes different flower essences into special formulas to help with specific treatments for existing medical conditions or to simply improve general physical, mental, and...

2014-09-29 23:11:42

John Redman, Executive Director of Californians for Drug-Free Youth, spoke to parents and families in Tampa Bay about the realities of marijuana dispensaries and the dangers to children and teens from his experiences with legalized medical marijuana in California. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 John Redman, Executive Director of Californians for Drug-Free Youth and Director of Demand Reduction for California’s High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, spoke to parents and...

2014-09-29 23:10:49

Ganjapreneur, a website dedicated to the business side of legalized cannabis, has published the first episode of their recently-announced web series. The 20-minute video features an interview and shop tour with John Evich of Top Shelf Cannabis, and also includes footage of the first sale of edibles and concentrates in Washington State's recreational market. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Ganjapreneur, a website devoted to cannabis industry business news and culture, has...

2014-09-29 23:10:26

Focusing on community involvement, the Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team in Clarksville is dedicated to spreading awareness about oral health and hygiene for children. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Clarksville recently participated in the community's family and baby expo. The pediatric dentist group, who specializes in dental care and orthodontics for children, regularly participates in events that promote awareness of...


Latest Medicine Reference Libraries

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...

More Articles (170 articles) »
Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'