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2014-09-22 12:28:50

Leading Digital Health Platform Featured at Health 2.0 Industry Event DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Validic, the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for accessing digital health data, announced today the addition of several new clients and integration partners, as they continue to expand and grow their global digital health ecosystem. Validic announced this news at Health 2.0, one of the healthcare industry's emerging events showcasing the latest...

2014-09-22 12:28:34

NEW YORK, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Persistence Market Research (http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com) Released New Market Report on "Global Market Study on Ophthalmic Devices: Asia to Witness Highest Growth by 2020," the global ophthalmic devices market was valued at USD 29,171.5 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD 42,685.1 million in 2020. Browse the full Global Market Study on...

2014-09-22 12:28:25

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Clinic of Memphis, TN announced today that it has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, cooperation and integration with other health care groups, and dedication to continuous improvement. As of August 2014, The West Clinic is the only Hematology/ Oncology Practice in Tennessee and only...

2014-09-22 12:28:22

Third Annual Awards Honor Outstanding Environmental Services Technicians TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and Kimberly-Clark Professional today announced the recipients of the third annual Heart of Healthcare Awards, honoring outstanding environmental services technicians who make a difference for patients and long-term care residents. Developed by AHE and...

2014-09-22 12:28:20

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, announced today that it has been awarded a one-year contract with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to provide administrative services in support of Georgia's public, fee-for-service, integrated behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services system....

2014-09-22 12:28:17

New multi-year grant continues work to study pressing public health crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path), an independent, non-profit organization that works to accelerate the speed of drug and medical product development, today announced it has received a three-year grant renewal from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support continued work to advance the science and regulatory pathways leading to...

2014-09-22 12:28:08

WASHINGTON and SHANGHAI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continua and Borderless Healthcare Group (BHG), a global knowledge leader in healthcare technology, media and telecommunications, have formed a strategic partnership to support healthcare innovation in China and promote international standards for personal connected health technologies. Continua and BHG announced this new partnership during the global Borderless Healthcare Forum being held this week in Washington, DC, while also...

2014-09-22 12:28:04

Celebrity campaign inspires action for global women's health & contraception NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EngenderHealth, a leading global women's health organization, announced today the launch of its WTFP?! (Where's the Family Planning?!) campaign to raise awareness of the crucial need for contraception by millions of women in developing countries. Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino is partnering with EngenderHealth to bring attention to this global...

2014-09-22 12:27:57

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with University Health Network (UHN) pursuant to which UHN's Centre for Molecular Design and Preformulations (CMDP) will spearhead the Company's buccal insulin refinement project. The goal of the project is to increase the insulin bioavailability of Generex Oral-lyn(TM), the Company's proprietary buccal...

2014-09-22 12:25:31

Those who saw video or presentation most likely to say they are confident about managing a child's concussion, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that's not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...


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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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