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2015-03-02 08:32:14

MINNEAPOLIS, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental Services Group ("DSG"), a leading full-service dental laboratory network, announced today that it has received a majority investment from Cressey

2015-03-02 08:32:05

Combined Business to Advance Patient Care with Leading Solutions Across Major Urology Categories MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX)

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The Alere q is a revolutionary new platform designed to enable point-of-care access to a suite of molecular assays WALTHAM, Mass., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc.

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--Pediatric urgent care center offers convenient after-hours access for Bucks County families-- CHALFONT, Pa., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2015-03-02 08:31:47

JINARC(TM) slows the progression of kidney enlargement in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), which should help protect the kidneys from damage and failure

2015-03-02 08:31:46

Partnership to provide enhanced support to the health and wellness of Canadian veterans and the men and women of the Canadian forces and their families TORONTO, March 2, 2015

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CALGARY, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech(®) Inc.

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Company provides resources for high risk populations - those with diabetes, high blood pressure and minority populations DENVER, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --


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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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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