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marijuana and IQ
2014-10-22 03:00:37

Provided by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology A large UK study has found that occasional adolescent cannabis use does not lead to poorer educational and intellectual performance, but that heavy cannabis use is associated with slightly poorer exam results at age 16. The results come from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC, also known as "Children of the 90's") a long-term study that follows the health of children born in the Bristol area (UK) in 1991...

2014-10-22 12:31:00

The highly trained dentistry team West Hills Smiles will help you take pride in your smile LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are few things that leave a better first impression than a smile. A smile is a powerful, multi-faceted resource that has a positive impact on those around us, and tends to invoke feelings of comfort, trust, and wellbeing. Our smiles transcend borders and culture lines. Because it spurs the production of serotonin, smiling actually increases...

2014-10-22 12:30:54

CitraNatal® basic(TM) available at amazon.com makes high-quality, gentle nutrition more accessible for women planning a pregnancy. SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --"Mom, I'm hungry." Do developing babies crave certain foods? Well, not exactly. Yet from the moment of conception babies have specific needs for essential nutrients to help ensure their proper growth and development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141022/153725 In fact, the pregnancy planning phase is an ideal time...

2014-10-22 12:30:49

Physicians Express Concerns about His Qualifications with No Prior Healthcare Experience and Redundancy of New Role BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading social network of doctors in the U.S., announced today the results of recent polling of the SERMO physician community about the new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b Seventy-nine percent of the respondents chose "No" when asked, "Do you approve of the newly...

2014-10-22 12:30:45

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Glaucoma Foundation's recently concluded 2014 International Scientific Think Tank was TGF's third consecutive annual gathering to focus on exfoliation syndrome (XFS), an age-related systemic disease characterized by the production and accumulation of a whitish material in many ocular as well as non-ocular tissues. Three years ago TGF made a decision to devote its efforts to curing exfoliation syndrome. Worldwide, XFS is the most...

2014-10-22 12:30:43

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Linda A. Walsh, MD, a family physician at Jarrettsville Family Care in Jarrettsville, Maryland, was awarded the 2014 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The Humanitarian Award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts by AAFP members, both within and beyond the borders of the United States. Walsh is the medical director and chair of the Steering Committee for the...

2014-10-22 12:30:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, a family physician from Arlington, Virginia, was awarded the 2014 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary contributions to the health of the American public. Jarris is the executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, a former...

2014-10-22 12:30:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual meeting. The board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system. The AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. -- Robert Wergin, MD, FAAFP, is president of the board. Wergin is a family physician in...

2014-10-22 12:30:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Wergin was chosen president-elect in September 2013 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body. The AAFP represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. As...

2014-10-22 12:30:18

DALLAS, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report The "Single Tooth Implants and Dental Bridges Market by Product (Single Tooth Implants, Dental Bridges), by Type (3-unit, 4-unit, Maryland, Cantilever, Partial), by Material (PFM, All Ceramics and Metal Alloys) - Global Forecasts to 2019", published by marketsandmarkets, analyzes and studies major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the...


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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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin