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2014-09-16 08:29:16

BOTHELL, Wash. and VANCOUVER, B.C., Sept.16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today that patient enrollment has been completed in the Phase 3 AFFINITY trial. The international, randomized, open-label Phase 3 AFFINITY trial is designed to evaluate the potential of custirsen to improve survival outcomes in approximately 630 men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Patients have been randomized to receive second-line...

2014-09-16 08:29:14

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InSightec, the global leader and pioneer in MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) therapy for the non-invasive treatment of various clinical indications, announced today that it has finalized an agreement to close the current investment round at $50 million. The investment will be used to accelerate market development and strengthen the implementation of InSightec's strategy developing the next generation non-invasive...

2014-09-16 08:29:10

Respected physician specializes in helping patients with Lyme disease, cancer, autoimmunity and environmental toxicity SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amitabha Medical Clinic, a widely respected healing center and integrative health care facility in Santa Rosa, welcomes Dr. Nafysa Parpia to its team. Dr. Parpia is an accomplished medical professional focusing on patients with Lyme disease, autoimmunity issues, cancer and environmental toxicity. She has extensive experience...

2014-09-16 08:27:31

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Marijuana News ("TNMNews") will air a new episode today featuring interviews with Congressman Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD), and Meiko Hester-Perez, founder of the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, on their website at www.TheNationalMarijuanaNews.com and Internet radio station Live365. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146355 Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD)Dr. Harris defends why he voted against a House Appropriations bill...

2014-09-16 08:27:23

Collaboration will create better understanding of Mobile Prescription Therapy BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Maryland Chapter and WellDoc®, a health care behavioral science and technology company, have announced the launch of a collaboration to empower people in Maryland with type 2 diabetes to take control of their diabetes by improving their day-to-day self-management. This announcement marks the beginning of the collaboration...

2014-09-16 08:23:05

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Linde Healthcare experts will present a paper on the critical elements of installing and maintaining U.S.P. (United States Pharmacopeia) medical oxygen storage and deliver systems at the American Society of Plumbing Engineers Convention and Exposition. The Convention will be held at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago, September 20-24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/NY23246LOGO-b Derrick...

nature trail
2014-09-16 03:00:13

Nathan Hurst, University of Missouri Research suggests local policymakers should evaluate outdoor resources to encourage exercise As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue to search for solutions to this national health issue. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota have found that local governments can help reduce youth obesity levels by increasing the amount and type of public...

genetic testing prostate cancer
2014-09-16 07:06:57

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study of more than 87,000 individuals of European, African, Japanese and Latino ancestry has revealed 23 new genetic susceptibility locations indicating risk of prostate cancer, contributing to greater knowledge and hope for future prevention of the disease. The study, co-led by Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), and scientists and researchers in the United Kingdom, is the largest of its kind and the...

2014-09-16 04:21:18

WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare and Orion Corporation, a pharmaceutical company based in Espoo, Finland, have begun to enroll patients in a Phase III trial with ODM-201, an investigational oral androgen receptor inhibitor in clinical development. The study, called ARAMIS, evaluates ODM-201 in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer who have rising Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels and no detectable metastases. The trial is designed to...

2014-09-16 00:20:56

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries. Personal protective equipment...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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