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2014-09-30 12:30:23

Ovace® Plus Lotion Provides Easy-to-Apply Treatment for Common Skin Infections SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Itch. Scratch. Repeat. Irritating skin conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis (SD), can create a distracting, uncomfortable vicious circle for those affected. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149352 In teens and adults, this common skin disease tends to be a chronic condition with no cure. Scaly, reddish, or flaking patches may form on the scalp, face, and...

2014-09-30 12:30:21

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DanDrit Biotech A/S ("DanDrit Denmark"), the subsidiary of DanDrit Biotech USA, Inc. ("DanDrit"), a biotechnology company seeking to develop an approved vaccine for the treatment of colorectal cancer, signed a contract of collaboration with the University Hospital IRCCS "San Martino" - IST - National Institute for Cancer Research known as the San Martino Hospital of Genoa. Dr. Alberto Sobrero, the Head of the Medical Oncology Unit at...

2014-09-30 12:30:15

"Food for Thought" to Promote Education, Fundraising for Rare Brain Disease RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters from throughout the U.S. will host events during the 2(nd) Annual "Food for Thought" campaign from October 5-12, with the goal of raising awareness about frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). FTD is an often-misdiagnosed, progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting 50,000 people in the United States, and is the leading cause of dementia in adults...

2014-09-30 12:30:13

Office Offers Full-Range of Dental and Orthodontic Services INGLEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Dental, one of the nation's leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, announced the opening of a new office in Inglewood, Calif. located at 3561 W. Century Boulevard. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/137082 "Western Dental makes oral health care more accessible and convenient by removing traditional obstacles to care," said Dr. Annie Choi,...

2014-09-30 12:29:58

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus, announced four grants that will allow lupus investigators to continue critical lupus research. An additional grant has been awarded to develop a groundbreaking diagnostic tool for children with lupus-related kidney inflammation, or lupus nephritis. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121113/DC11393LOGO The Lupus Foundation of...

2014-09-30 12:29:51

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD, MBA has joined the PPAHS Board of Advisors. Currently serving his last month as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Ascension Health's Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Dr. Rothfield will be assuming the role of System Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent's...

2014-09-30 12:29:49

Getting the daily recommended amount of fiber is now easier for Southerners, who can find delicious, natural FiberLove bars in five leading chains in the South. NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gnu Foods FiberLove bars are now available in Earth Fare, The Fresh Market, The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods Market, and a select number of Publix Greenwise stores throughout the South, making a delicious, natural source of dietary fiber more accessible to Southerners in search of a...

2014-09-30 12:29:47

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Madness Chocolate will donate a portion of sales from their Luscious Truffle Collection during the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) NBCF's mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149306 "We are proud to support NBCF," explains Lynn Gonsior, President of Pure...

2014-09-30 12:29:39

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Passport Health, one of the largest immunizers in North America, has launched FluFree.com, a website designed to promote, educate about, and provide access to flu vaccinations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149111 For 20 years, Passport Health has provided its clients with protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, including the flu. The launch of FluFree.com is designed to address the growing gap...

2014-09-30 12:29:35

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BioStructures, LLC has been awarded the prestigious accreditation of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), it was announced today by Russell Cook, Chief Executive Officer. Accreditation follows an intensive nine-month process, including an on-site inspection by a specially trained AATB inspector. It establishes that the level of medical, technical, and administrative performance within the facility meets or...


Latest Medicine Reference Libraries

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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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