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2014-09-18 08:30:32

An Educational Program Based on the Findings From the Hemophilia Experiences, Results, and Opportunities (HERO) Study Launched at NHF's 66th Annual Meeting NEW YORK and PLAINSBORO, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk announced today its support of the National Hemophilia Foundation's (NHF) new three-year initiative, Collaborating in Care, which provides support to people with hemophilia and their families/caregivers to help address the physical and psychosocial...

2014-09-18 08:30:24

FDA Removes Clinical Hold on Phase 2 Clinical Trial SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed the clinical hold on patient enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in SWOG's ongoing Phase 1b/2 clinical trial (S1313). The trial is designed to evaluate Halozyme's investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase) in combination with modified FOLFIRINOX...

2014-09-18 08:30:22

Live Webcast from New York on Friday, September 26th SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today that Daniel P. Gold, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time from the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center...

2014-09-18 08:30:19

- Richards Teams Up with Allergan, the Makers of RESTASIS® (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%, to Raise Awareness of the Disease - IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TV personality, fashion entrepreneur and star of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Kyle Richards is partnering with Allergan, the makers of RESTASIS® (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%, to raise awareness of Chronic Dry Eye. As many as 25 million people in the United States report suffering...

2014-09-18 08:30:17

U.S. Senators Boxer, Sessions Introduce Bill to Create National Prostate Cancer Council BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) yesterday introduced legislation that would create a National Prostate Cancer Council, a group of federal agencies, patients, and medical experts charged with developing and implementing a national strategic plan to advance prostate cancer diagnostics to improve patient care....

2014-09-18 08:30:15

- New Simbionix RobotiX Mentor(TM) is the only hands-on, complete procedural training simulator for robotic surgery skills ROCK HILL, S.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced today the addition of the Simbionix RobotiX Mentor(TM), a new robotic surgery skills and procedural training simulator, which is being shown for the first time at the ERUS exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from September 17 to 19 (booth #7). Robotic-assisted minimally...

2014-09-18 08:30:04

DALLAS, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds U.S. and European Markets for Surgical Microscopes, a September 2014 research report of 83 pages, to its library. This report provides a detailed look at new trends, such as integration into OT's like BrianLAB suites, addresses new ASP for ENT surgical microscopes and provides a cross reference with another neuro report. Complete report is available at...

2014-09-18 08:29:59

Additional Data Demonstrate Accuray TomoTherapy and CyberKnife® Systems Provide Precise Dose Delivery and Tumor Management SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that studies presented at the 56th Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting in San Francisco, September 14 - 17, 2014 continue to reinforce broad-based healthcare professional support of the clinical and quality of life benefits the CyberKnife® and...

2014-09-18 08:29:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog is extremely concerned that most recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle, or DePuy ASR all metal hip implant, who have already had a revision surgery, or who have a revision surgery scheduled have not yet been identified by the courts handling the litigation involving these all metal hip implants. If a recipient of a DePuy Pinnacle or ASR has had a revision surgery within the last three years, or they have a revision surgery...

2014-09-18 08:29:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center has two passions, and they are: 1) to make certain all diagnosed victims of this asbestos exposure form of cancer have the nation's best mesothelioma compensation lawyers, and 2) they want to make certain all diagnosed victims have access to the best treatment facilities for mesothelioma, especially if they live in Utah, Idaho, or Colorado. For more information about the Mesothelioma Victims Center's...


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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.