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2015-04-16 20:22:28

A new study into the dental structure of beaver teeth reveals fascinating discoveries that could have implication on human dentistry, notes the Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center.

2015-04-16 20:22:27

The Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care share the most important qualities that patients look for in their dentist LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Regular access to

2015-04-16 20:21:48

Training uses documentary film of 9/11 survivor's PTSD experience NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Rebirth, Inc., (

birth control
2015-04-16 13:18:49

Back in 1965, researchers were still testing the effects of birth control, a controversial yet much-desired medicine that the FDA approved for the first time for contraceptive use in 1960. Happy 50th anniversary, evidence that birth control is nearly 100% effective!

2015-04-16 12:36:07

Extends Leadership in Health Economics and Outcomes Research With a Focus on Evidence Generation in an Era of Precision Medicine BETHESDA, Md.

2015-04-16 12:36:05

DETROIT, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Model G(TM) - the new Detroit-designed hospital gown that finally closes the drafty, embarrassing backside - has moved from creative concept to the patient's

2015-04-16 12:35:56

Designed to support front line primary care leaders, first cases feature Alaska's Southcentral Foundation BOSTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harvard Medical School Center

2015-04-16 12:35:50

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.


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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
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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