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2014-08-19 12:28:48

WOODBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease ("CVD") and overall health, announced today that an article entitled, "Redox-sensitive induction of Src/PI3-kinase/Akt and MAPKs pathways activate eNOS in response to EPA:DHA 6:1," authored by Faraj Zgheel, Mahmoud Alhosin, Sherzad Rashid, Mélanie Burban, Cyril...

2014-08-19 12:28:40

MERIDEN, Conn. and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation and Passport Health announced today that Flublok® influenza vaccine will be available this fall at all 230+ Passport Health locations across the United States. In addition, all employers who arrange their influenza vaccination clinics through Passport Health will be able to request Flublok. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118909 "We created Flublok to save lives and our...

2014-08-19 12:28:36

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford"), a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, today announced the closing of a $10 million senior secured term loan agreement with Senseonics, Incorporated ("Senseonics"). Proceeds of the loan will be used to fund the ongoing development of an implantable continuous glucose monitoring system for people with diabetes. "Senseonics is on the verge of...

antibiotics
2014-08-19 04:00:12

Heather Amos, University of British Columbia New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but antibiotic treatments often do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria. The study published August 18 in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology helps scientists understand how...

2014-08-19 12:28:32

For U.S. Media Only RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of tiotropium and olodaterol delivered via the Respimat(®) inhaler for the proposed indication of long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including...

2014-08-19 12:28:25

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediterra(®) (www.MediterraNutrition.com), the first company to introduce all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, today publically announced the members of its corporate Advisory Board. With a wealth of knowledge in different areas related to food and wellness, the advisors were chosen to provide counsel to Mediterra's executive team and have played an integral role in the early product and brand development stages....

2014-08-19 12:28:23

Collaborative model improves quality and patient outcomes, lowers complications DETROIT, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a five-year period, five programs sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to improve the quality of certain medical and surgical procedures performed in Michigan hospitals, have produced $597 million in health care cost savings, and have lowered complication and mortality rates for thousands of patients. The results of these five...

2014-08-19 12:28:19

Efforts in two years support nearly 3,000 families; year three kicks off with nearly $900,000 in additional funding to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation MILWAUKEE, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The urgent need to find cures for childhood cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children under 15 years of age, is driving powerful actions across the country. In just two years, financial representatives, employees, researchers and communities have rallied strong for kids, supporting...

2014-08-19 12:28:17

SYDNEY, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prima BioMed Ltd (ASX: PRR; NASDAQ: PBMD; ISIN: US74154B2034) ("Prima", the "Company") today announced that the abstract entitled, "Trial evaluating overall survival in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients in second remission with an autologous dendritic cell therapy targeting mucin 1" has been accepted for a poster presentation at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer ("SITC") 29th Annual Meeting. The poster will be presented by Prima's...

2014-08-19 12:27:01

Celebrity Mom Lends Her Voice to Help Improve Mom and Baby Health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new single by actress, singer and busy mom Hilary Duff will be featured in a March of Dimes public service announcement (PSA). "As a mom, I know there is nothing more important than the health of our babies," says Ms. Duff, mother of two-year-old Luca. "That's why I'm proud to support the March of Dimes in fighting the serious problems of birth defects...


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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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