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2015-05-21 23:09:48

Steven Higgins, CTO of Candelis, Inc., will join a panel at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine’s annual meeting to discuss the use of the cloud in healthcare. Newport

2015-05-21 23:08:53

Midwifery is celebrated this month, while Kate Middleton delivers second child with help of midwives – putting the spotlight on CNM’s.

2015-05-21 23:08:46

Education technology enterprise Upward Mobility added the Certified Professional Midwife app to its growing list of exam prep apps for professionals in maternity- and birth-related fields

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Attorneys providing representation for a St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit for the Onder Law Firm announce the appointment of a Special Master. St.

2015-05-21 23:08:02

Representatives from Aureus Medical Group's Rehabilitation Therapy division will exhibit at the APTA NEXT Conference to be held in National Harbor, Maryland. Omaha,

2015-05-21 23:07:52

Marijuana business news website GreenRushReview.com identifies nine cannabis specific factors that startups need to take into consideration. San Francisco, CA

2015-05-21 23:07:38

Diet Doc’s new diabetic diet plans are strategically designed to help their patients stabilize blood sugar levels and safely lose excess fat Los Angeles, CA

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The GFCP and CCA are proud to announce that Quaker Crispy Minis Rice Chips are now endorsed by the CCA as gluten-free Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 21, 2015


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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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