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2014-04-16 08:34:35

NSI-566 to be Tested in Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the Institutional Review Board of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine has approved the Phase I safety trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) with its NSI-566 stem cells. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will enroll patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries (T2-T12) who have an American Spinal...

2014-04-16 08:34:34

BEIJING, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines, announced today that it has filed its 2013 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2013 on April 16, 2014. The Annual Report on Form 20-F is now available on the Company's website under SEC...

2014-04-16 08:34:22

Mayo Clinic and Better Team-up to Make the Healthcare Experience Simpler PALO ALTO, Calif. and ROCHESTER, Minn., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Better, a consumer health start-up, and Mayo Clinic today launched a new way for people to navigate the complexity of the healthcare system simply and quickly. Through a mobile device, Better provides tailored Mayo Clinic health information, 24/7 access to the clinic's experienced and highly-skilled nurses, and a Better Personal Health...

2014-04-16 08:34:21

Clinical Results Open Significant Market Opportunity for BioElectronics Corp. FREDERICK, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the maker of advanced consumer medical devices, announced reports on preliminary results of a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial on osteoarthritis of the knee (knee pain) using ActiPatch® Therapy. An abstract on the interim analysis of the osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain study has been accepted by...

2014-04-16 08:34:17

JACKSON, Miss., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American HealthTech (www.healthtech.net), a Jackson, Mississippi-based leader in LTPAC EHR software, announces that it has passed the ICD-10 claim test for Medicare Billing 837i and Form CMS-UB04, along with passing testing with all Medicare fiscal intermediaries, the private insurance companies that serve as the federal government's agents in the administration of the Medicare program. These recent advances ensure AHT customers that its...

2014-04-16 08:34:14

Congressman Bill Posey Has Strong Words for Government Agency. Concludes: "I think the CDC Should Be Investigated." WATCHUNG, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an April 8 interview on AutismOne's A Conversation of Hope radio show, Congressman Bill Posey's strong resolve and demands for transparency were evident as he discussed the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s handling of vaccine safety studies which affect "our most precious resource in our nation - our...

2014-04-16 08:33:08

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles dental implant expert, Dr. Kevin Sands, offers both full and mini dental implants to patients seeking a permanent solution to lost teeth. With either of these options, patients can restore their appearance and safeguard their oral health long into the future. Both options offer advantages over other tooth replacements because they are anchored in the jaw bone, preventing jaw bone loss that can disfigure the face and cause other...

2014-04-16 08:33:06

Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Lead Rankings in New Digital Rating Report ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of America's top-ranked "best hospitals" lag in extending their healthcare expertise beyond the walls of the hospital and into the online world where patients are increasingly seeking information, according to an analysis released today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/74397 The first-of-its-kind report, "The Digital Health of Today's Best Hospitals,"...

2014-04-16 08:32:54

ORANGE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shalini Shah MD, director of pediatric pain management in the UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, is the only specialist in Southern California fellowship-trained to treat children suffering from chronic pain. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/74156 Shah provides much needed relief to children facing cancer in need of interventional pain treatment and palliative care at the...

2014-04-16 08:32:50

Dr. Marielena Guerra set to head new Elite OB/GYN West, provide another location to offer boutique health care for women FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Lanalee Sam, founder of Elite OB/GYN, celebrates her 10-year anniversary in East Fort Lauderdale by opening a second branch at Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, FL. The West office, headed by Dr. Marielena Guerra, expands the practice's philosophy, offering a 360-degree view of women's health care...


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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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