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2014-10-30 20:23:29

Healthcare organizations must think long-term to solve today's problems LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Challenges facing the healthcare sector are well known, yet governments and private sector organizations struggle with how to make meaningful change that will deliver sustainable healthcare - high quality care at an affordable cost. To create a foundation for meaningful change, KPMG International brought together 65 healthcare leaders, from 30 countries across six...

2014-10-30 20:23:28

We are advised by Kaiser Permanente that journalists and other readers should disregard the news release, Digoxin Associated With Higher Risk of Death and Hospitalization in Adults With Atrial Fibrillation and No Heart Failure, issued 30-Oct-2014 over PR Newswire. SOURCE Kaiser Permanente

2014-10-30 20:23:23

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digoxin, a drug commonly used to treat heart conditions, was associated with a 71 percent higher risk of death and a 63 percent higher risk of hospitalization among adults with diagnosed atrial fibrillation and no evidence of heart failure, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Digoxin is a...

2014-10-30 20:23:21

Insurance Companies Spending More Than $100 Million Against Props 45 & 46 To Avoid Accountability At The Ballot Box SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer advocates and victims of medical negligence released a new Yes on 46 TV ad today featuring a sweating, shaky surgeon who runs out of the operating room and dramatizes the potentially deadly risks of physician substance abuse. The ad, "Need A Drink?" also warns voters about the $100 million that...

2014-10-30 20:23:20

--New Medication to Offer Hope to 36 Million Migraine Sufferers-- LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Migranade, Inc. announced today the new migraine medication, MIGRANADE Migraine Relief will be available to the 36 million U.S. migraine sufferers November, 2014. The medicine is developed from a platform technology that targets the actual cause of migraines and not just the symptoms. While all migraine medications attack pain and not the source Migranade is assured to be a...

2014-10-30 20:23:18

New "Welcome Back Veterans Dual Diagnosis Program" at NYU Langone Medical Center's Steven & Alexandra Cohen Military Family Clinic NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The neurological and mental health needs of returning veterans are vast, with many experiencing multiple emotional effects resulting from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, including depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and drug addiction -- or any combination of them. Nearly one-third of...

2014-10-30 20:23:15

Special Diets Event Brings Education, Flavor and Support to Community DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As part of its continuing support of the growing gluten-free community, The Gluten Free Media Group will hold its fourth annual Dallas Gluten & Allergen Free Expo on November 15th and 16th at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, TX. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155699 The Expo will feature some very special guests: -- As part of its National...

2014-10-30 20:23:10

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dillard's in Houston's Galleria generously hosted a very successful BRA Day event on October 11, 2014 to support Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA). Shoppers flocked to the Galleria department store to make purchases benefitting the Reconstruction of a Survivor program. Ten percent of all purchases (excluding shoes) was donated to help support the program's mission to improve the lives of those impacted by breast cancer through valuable...

2014-10-30 20:22:46

Laparoscopy Devices Market (Laparoscopes, Irrigation Systems, Insufflation Devices, Trocars, Sample Retrieval Bags, Wound Protectors, Internal Closure Devices, Gastric Bands, Hand-Assist Devices, and Energy Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laparoscopy devices market report has been segmented on the basis of equipment, applications, and geography. A detailed analysis of factors such as...

2014-10-30 20:22:43

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report studies the current as well as future prospects of the coronary stents market globally. The market for coronary stents is categorized into three major segments, namely, bare metal stents (BMS), drug eluting stents (DES) and bio-absorbable stents. Each of the market segments has been extensively analyzed on the basis of their commercial existence, efficacy, sales revenue and geographic presence. The market size and forecast in terms 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...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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