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2014-08-21 16:24:23

REHOVOT, Israel, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm [http://www.neuroderm.com ] Ltd., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced that it has signed definitive investment agreements for a $16 million financing round led by certain of its existing investors with the participation of new investors, including The Elias Group. The company plans to use the funding to further the clinical and regulatory...

2014-08-21 16:24:17

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To influence congressional candidates up for election this November, a group of mental health activists have formed the Stop The Murphy Bill Political Action Committee (PAC). This PAC was organized to advocate for the civil rights of persons with mental health histories by pushing back against the highly controversial Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR3717, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy. These and other activists have...

2014-08-21 16:24:14

Daylight IQ(TM) to Enhance Clinical and Disease Management Programs OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Advocates for Responsible Eldercare (CARE Oklahoma) has announced their newest CARE Partnership with COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS). The two organizations announced the signing of a Gold Level Partnership agreement which establishes COMS as a CARE Preferred Partner. Only a limited number of Preferred...

2014-08-21 16:24:09

-- Next Gen and GreenRush Financial Conferences announce historic international partnership with Media Personalities Cheryl Shuman, American's First Lady of Cannabis to launch historic Cannabis Summit. -- Ms. Shuman brings with 30 years of expertise in the cannabis, celebrity and media industry and has launched over 1700 companies within the cannabis sector. -- First Cannabis entrepreneur to manage an historic $100 million...

2014-08-21 12:30:25

Integration enhances the eRelevance service for healthcare practices using Nextech. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eRelevance Corporation (www.erelevancecorp.com), a progressive Health IT services company, announced today that it has completed integration with Nextech, a popular Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solution for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices. "Integration allows our service to provide even more value to healthcare practices using Nextech,"...

2014-08-21 12:30:21

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3zh3q8/global_hormone) has announced the addition of the "Global Hormone Replacement Therapy Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3zh3q8/global_hormone ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Hormone replacement therapy, also known as hormone therapy, is a means of replacing...

2014-08-21 12:30:18

Various studies further bolster the research supporting the efficacy of weight loss surgeries LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study performed at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, concluded that weight loss surgery appears to have an unexpected side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women. Noted weight loss surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates would like to point out that...

2014-08-21 12:30:16

Tooth Decay, Poor Dental Health Linked to Low GPAs and School Absences ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As parents and kids gear up for a new school year, a trip to the dentist should be on everyone's back-to-school checklist, according to dentists from Kool Smiles, a children's dental provider expanding access to quality, affordable dental care in underserved communities nationwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130731/DC56507LOGO "Add the dental check-up to the...

2014-08-21 12:30:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GlobalGiving, a US-based nonprofit, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to enable individual donors, foundations, and companies to donate to locally-driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. As international aid workers continue to leave the affected countries for their own safety, these local organizations will play a critical role in containing the outbreak. The Fund supports projects from nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been...

2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...


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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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