Quantcast

Latest Medicine Stories

2014-09-02 16:25:30

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today interim results from its fast-tracked Phase III study being conducted in the US for its anti-cancer agent Xilonix(TM). Xilonix, a True Human(TM) monoclonal antibody therapy, is being evaluated in advanced colorectal cancer patients where disease is further complicated with cachexia. The primary endpoint of the study is overall survival, comparing survival in Xilonix treated patients to a control population provided...

2014-09-02 16:25:28

Press Conference Friday, September 5, 11 am in DC NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New evidence indicating that EPA should lower its safe fluoride level goal in public drinking water systems to zero, will be presented by former EPA senior risk assessment scientist, William Hirzy PhD, at the Fluoride Action Network's (FAN) 5th Citizens' Conference and Lobby Day on Fluoride, September 5 - 8, at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, VA. A press...

2014-09-02 16:25:26

Immediately Isolated; Doing Well and in Good Spirits CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM USA (www.simusa.org) reported today that one of its missionary doctors in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142085 The American doctor was treating obstetrics patients at SIM's ELWA hospital in Monrovia. He was not treating Ebola patients in ELWA's Ebola isolation unit, a facility separate from the main hospital on the...

2014-09-02 16:24:25

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 31, the Food and Drug Administration sent its 60-day notice to Congress that it is moving forward to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs). The clock is now ticking down the minutes until laboratories throughout the U.S. will need to comply with a host of new requirements. Although some medical laboratories may subscribe to the strategy to simply sit back and wait for the FDA to put guidelines in place, it's widely acknowledged that...

2014-09-02 16:23:51

Nick Markakis partners with LUNGevity Foundation through 108Stitches WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 2, Baltimore Orioles rightfielder Nick Markakis will step up for lung cancer during Major League Baseball's first-ever Strike Out Cancer Day in tribute to Monica Barlow, former public relations director of the Orioles, who lost her life to lung cancer in February after a four and a half year battle. She was 36 years old. Markakis, in partnership with...

2014-09-02 12:30:15

Sodrec Medical Solutions, Inc. to Partner for US Sales TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioPhotas, Inc. today announced the launch of the Celluma ELITE for sale to the Aesthetic Physician Market. The LED therapy device is stand-mounted and able to be precisely positioned over an area of treatment via an articulating arm and a patented shape-taking light panel. Sodrec Medical Solutions, Inc. will be responsible for all US promotion of the Celluma ELITE and have been...

2014-09-02 12:30:07

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Clara dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, is now offering a special promotion for Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear aligners instead of brackets and wires. It is often the orthodontic treatment of choice for older teens and adults, who prefer the convenience and aesthetics of it. For a limited time, patients can try Invisalign for just $3,900, which is a significant savings from the usual cost. This offer...

2014-09-02 12:29:53

ALBANY, New York, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Latin America Home Healthcare Market (By Device Types: Diagnostics and Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies; By Services: Rehabilitation, Telehealth and Telemedicine, Respiratory Therapy, Infusion Therapy and Unskilled Home Healthcare Services) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth,...

2014-09-02 12:29:51

Designation Builds Support for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senate Resolution 533, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, designates September 2014 as "National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month". This designation is especially timely given the progress being made toward a cure for spinal cord injury at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. "We are incredibly grateful to Senator Rubio and the entire U.S. Senate for...

2014-09-02 12:29:49

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier Clinical Solutions, in collaboration with Tonic, will help further develop the platform with its high quality medical content Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has agreed exclusively to market and help further develop Tonic Health [https://www.tonicforhealth.com ]'s simple, fun...


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...

More Articles (170 articles) »
Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'