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2014-07-10 12:28:45

Interest in GCS-100, Velcalcetide, ST-10, GSK-1278863A and Rayaldee Ranges from Moderate to High, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that over half of surveyed nephrologists report awareness of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma's new phosphate binder Velphoro, which was approved by the FDA in November 2013 for the treatment of...

2014-07-10 12:28:42

INDIANAPOLIS, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has rebooted the Lilly for Better Health(TM) program, with several innovative enhancements to lillyforbetterhealth.com that help enrich the user experience with Lilly's non-product-branded health education. Changes to the site include improved ease of use, interactive engagement and an updated mobile experience. Lilly for Better Health is one of the many ways Lilly goes beyond medicine to support...

2014-07-10 12:26:41

LONDON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Anesthesia And Respiratory Devices Market (Anesthesia Workstation, Anesthesia Delivery Machines, Ventilators, Monitors, Nebulizers & Respiratory Inhalers) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 -...

2014-07-10 12:22:20

Fox Chase Cancer Center Study Finds that Some Women Do Better than Current Staging Guidelines Suggest New findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women’s chances of surviving a subset of breast cancers that have spread to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. Tumors that grow into the skin, regardless of size and whether they have involved lymph nodes, are automatically classified as stage III – and called “locally advanced” tumors,...

2014-07-10 12:19:38

Rockefeller University Unexpected links to Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease also seen Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What's more, the protein appears to trigger cancer's spread in part by blocking two other proteins that are normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests these two...

2014-07-10 12:13:40

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms – weaknesses in the body's largest artery that can rupture, causing potentially lethal internal bleeding. The study, published July 9 in JAMA Surgery, shows that patients who received the minimally invasive aortic repair procedure had a 42...

2014-07-10 10:28:40

Boston Children's Hospital Study calls for more focus on long-term outcomes in pediatric trials of drugs intended for chronic use Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report today in PLOS ONE. The study highlights...

2014-07-10 10:24:42

Penn State The drug letrozole results in higher birth rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than the current preferred infertility treatment drug, according to a nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. PCOS affects 5 to 10 percent of reproductive-age women and is the most common cause of female infertility. Women affected have excessive levels of the hormone androgen, have infrequent periods, develop small cysts on the ovaries and have trouble...

2014-07-10 10:20:50

University of Rochester Medical Center URMC-led study offers hope for atopic dermatitis sufferers An investigational medication shows promise in treating the most common skin disorder, often referred to as eczema or atopic dermatitis, according to a study published July 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could eventually bring significant relief for many who suffer intense itching and other troubling features of atopic dermatitis, according to the study's lead...

2014-07-10 10:15:23

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular...


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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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