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Day-Long Event to Combat Overly Competitive Attitudes & Feature Latest News on Preventing & Treating Sports Injuries among Children & Teens KATONAH, N.Y., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/
Is Dr. Oz Selling Snake Oil or Survival? NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 81 percent of US physicians polled on SERMO, the top social network for doctors, want Dr.
DUBAI, UAE, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a successful presentation by Dr.
Dog owners should be familiar with this: You get a small cut while chopping vegetables and suddenly your dog is on you like a shark to blood (or like Kanye to himself). Some people let their dogs lick their wounds because it’s said to promote healing and because “their mouths are cleaner than ours,” but if everything the general populace knew as a fact were true, half of us would be dead from daddy longlegs bites and swimming after eating.
Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf is considered a year-round sport but for many golfers living in cold-weather states,
PINEHURST, N.C., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the creator of the Assisi Loop(TM), a non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID).
Arthritis sufferers may be able to do some legal shrooming and reduce their pain thanks to a “long-shot” series of experiments that are showing promising results.
Researchers from Yale have successfully fixed the genetic mutation most frequently responsible for causing cystic fibrosis, a condition that primarily affects the lungs and can result in long-term breathing difficulties, frequent respiratory infections and other symptoms.
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...
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...
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 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...
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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