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Median progression-free survival of 7.6 months reported for overall study population whose disease has progressed on a median of 4 prior therapies CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/
With 4/20 upon us, it's high time for doctors to weigh in on marijuana - both medicinal and otherwise... NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 68 percent of US physicians support legalized
--Data Presented by Donald McDonald, UCSF, at the American Association for Cancer Research Meeting 2015-- SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., a private clinical-stage
Banner - University Medical Centers Phoenix and Tucson Recognized PHOENIX and TUCSON, Ariz., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Banner Health academic medical centers in Arizona have
PASADENA, Calif., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Memorial Hospital is the first facility in the San Gabriel Valley to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor
Surgical repair is often best for active people, say orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists ROSEMONT, Ill., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to your feet and
Funds to Fuel Development and Commercialization of Novel Technology for Nasal Obstruction Procedures MENLO PARK, Calif., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirox Inc., a privately held
Consultants at Beverly Hills Physicians are trained to work with patients and find a way to pay for life-changing weight loss surgery. LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For obese
- Data supports potential to address a significant unmet need as a therapeutic option for temozolomide-resistant GBM - VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/
Expansion of project made possible by Staunton Farm Foundation grant PITTSBURGH, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
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...
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...
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 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...
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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