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2014-08-26 08:30:14

MONTREAL, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For several decades, Montreal and Quebec have been at the forefront of weight loss surgery. The Palais des Congres will host the 19(th) World Congress of the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders, August 26-30(th), 2014. More than 2000 international surgeons coming from 78 countries will exchange the latest findings on new technologies, as well as assist in nearly 50 live surgical interventions from around the...

2014-08-26 08:30:11

DALLAS, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds, "Global Rubber Gloves Market Report: 2014 Edition" research report of 67 pages, published in August 2014, to its store. As per this research, Malaysia holds the prestige of retaining its position as the world's largest supplier of rubber gloves, commanding over two-third of global market share. The US and Europe are the largest importers, especially of nitrile gloves. The demand for rubber gloves is mainly...

2014-08-26 08:30:08

Vendors focus on multi-modality equipment that improves the efficiency, specificity and sensitivity of breast cancer screening LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National population-based screening programs for asymptomatic women aged 40 and above have been established in many European countries for early detection of breast cancer. With every passing year, this population cohort is expanding, spurring breast cancer screening rates and fuelling the need for breast imaging systems....

2014-08-26 08:29:21

The Tucson company manufactures the Total Artificial Heart, the world's only approved device that eliminates the source of end-stage biventricular failure, and the Freedom portable driver. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, is high on the Inc. 5000 named by the business magazine Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139411 "SynCardia manufactures the world's only FDA, Health Canada...

2014-08-26 08:28:53

WeedHire.com First Cannabis Job Site to Have Mobile App FAIR LAWN, N.J., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnythingIT/WeedHire (OTCBB: ANYI) today announced that WeedHire.com, the premier jobs site for the legal marijuana industry, has launched a mobile android app. WeedHire.com is the first cannabis-related job site to create a mobile app. The Company has also created an app for the iPhone, which has already been submitted to Apple for approval and is expected to launch in the coming...

2014-08-26 08:27:51

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China has yet to claim first or second billing in healthcare product markets, despite its roughly 1.4 billion residents. But the clinical nutrition market is an exception, according to healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information. China's potential is already evident in clinical nutrition with Kalorama Information estimating it to be the second largest national market. The finding was made in Kalorama Information's new report The World...

2014-08-26 08:27:07

Volpara Solutions is the only company with a dose measurement tool specifically for breast imaging MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the breast imaging solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Volpara Solutions with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. Volpara Solutions offers an innovative range of volumetric breast imaging solutions for the early detection of breast cancer. Over...

medical marijuana
2014-08-26 06:39:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite controversy and federal laws, a few states have made marijuana legal for medical use to manage chronic pain and other conditions. A new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals that those states have a 25 percent lower rate of death by prescription drug overdose than in states where marijuana remains illegal. The research team included scientists from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the...

2014-08-26 00:21:11

As supply lines contract, ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical...

2014-08-25 23:12:09

Midtown Dentistry in Houston, Texas, is currently trying to raise patients’ awareness of the connections between gum disease and general health. Numerous clinical studies have shown gum health can affect your general health, and vice versa, so it is vitally important not to miss regular checkups. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Many patients are still unaware of the connection between periodontal disease (advanced gum disease) and general health, in spite of significant research over recent...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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