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2014-09-16 12:31:05

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center's Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (LFKRI) Laboratory of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop and test an HIV self-testing intervention for young, Black, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. This groundbreaking study will be led by NYBC's Social and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Head,...

2014-09-16 12:31:01

Study finds HIV medication specialist improved care, lowered costs ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente's Mid-Atlantic Region found that the introduction of an HIV clinical pharmacist improved medication adherence, resulting in better health outcomes and lower costs for HIV positive patients. The study states that non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been associated with...

2014-09-16 12:30:56

The "Holy Grail" of claims and payment systems has potential to save billions CLEVELAND, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High Deductible Health Plans with a Health Savings Account are here to stay. They save money ($21 million or more for every 10,000 employees). Current implementation of these plans is poor. Point of Service adjudication and payment is needed. Thomson Reuters, Bob Kelley says we can save $700 Billion annually in claims, administrative costs and fraud....

2014-09-16 12:30:53

The Company's Growth Necessitates Additional Space and Staff to Facilitate Product Development and Service Customers Nationwide BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QPID Health, a leader in clinical intelligence software, today announced a move to new headquarters in Boston and their first West Coast location in San Diego. The new headquarters will be at 175 Franklin Street in Boston, and will house product development, engineering, operations and marketing teams. QPID Health's...

2014-09-16 12:30:47

HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How can a cat help the fight against AIDS? Both FIV and HIV rely on a protein called integrase that inserts the virus' DNA into an infected cell's DNA....

2014-09-16 12:30:45

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Diamond Family Medicine in Rapid City, SD has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Diamond Family Medicine, EHE members in the Rapid...

2014-09-16 12:30:44

SCHAUMBURG, IL, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX) (TSX: CCT), a leading provider of technology and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, announces that Tony Perkins, Investor Relations, will present at the Cantor Fitzgerald Canada 3(rd) Annual Technology Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Catamaran's presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. ET. About Catamaran Catamaran, the industry's fastest-growing pharmacy...

2014-09-16 12:30:41

Rheumatologists Report that the Vast Majority of RA Patients Who are Candidates for Biologic Treatment Receive a Biologic, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the percentage of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with a biologic agent by rheumatologists has remained relatively constant since 2012 in the major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom)....

2014-09-16 12:30:33

-- Mark Pimentel, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Delivered Keynote Presentation on Mechanism of Action -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today the completion of the Company's Investor Day in New York which highlighted its irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) program, including...

2014-09-16 12:30:27

SHOREVIEW, Minn., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiropractic Care of Minnesota, Inc. (CCMI) today announced its merger with Chiropractic Care of Wisconsin, Inc., (CCWI). The two not-for-profit organizations will come together to better serve the communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and areas of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa, effective September 1, 2014. "This strategic combination provides the opportunity and exp ertise to expand the development and implementation of...


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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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