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city rats are dirty little beasts
2014-10-16 07:29:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late-night legend David Letterman has been joking about the size of New York City rats for years; however, a new study from Columbia University researchers has found that the disease threat posed by these hulking rodents is no laughing matter. Published in the journal mBio, the study found the rats in New York City are hosting a number of deadly pathogens including E. Coli, Salmonella and the Seoul Hantavirus. The study represents the...

energy drinks
2014-10-16 05:30:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some consumers see energy drinks as a sugary alternative to a cup of coffee, but new research from the World Health Organization has found that the drinks could pose a significant health risk to the general public. Published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, the new research cites the drinks’ high levels of caffeine as cause for concern. These drinks can also be slugged down quickly, unlike a ‘Venti’ from Starbucks,...

2014-10-16 04:21:05

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer but countless others are affected. Chiron Publications is pleased to announce the release Breast Cancer: A Soul Journey written by a breast cancer survivor. Patricia Greer, MA, PhD is a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst whose own journey with cancer began 26 years ago. Breast Cancer: A Soul Journey, speaks to the sisterhood of women that breast cancer creates--and to all...

2014-10-15 23:14:04

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that the U.S Patent Office has granted a utility patent entitled “Minimally Invasive Procedure for Monitoring a Physiological Parameter within an Internal Organ” (US Patent No. 8,322,346). Michigan, USA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that the U.S Patent Office has granted a utility patent entitled “Minimally Invasive Procedure for Monitoring a Physiological Parameter within an Internal...

2014-10-15 23:13:51

Top-quality products include supplements that help athletes reach their full potential. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Winners Nutrition, a brand offering a wide range of sports nutrition and other key supplements for athletes, bodybuilders and activate individuals, will now have its products featured on leading nutritional products website Go4itNutrition.com. The brand will have 8 of its popular products available on the site, including supplements that assist with energy,...

2014-10-15 23:13:50

Canadian probiotic vaginal treatment provides natural relief and unique benefits. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Berry Naturals has announced the arrival of its Probiostat® Vaginal product to the online health and wellness retailer, RevNutrition.com. The product offers a natural treatment to women who are suffering from vaginal infections. It’s a problem that affects an estimated 16-million women in North America. These infections can lead to serious problems like...

2014-10-15 23:13:30

According to Dr. Joshua Fox with Advanced Dermatology, Molluscum is a virus that loves warm, wet places and is spread easily and until recently, molluscum was seen primarily in young children at swimming pools, where it earned the nickname ‘water warts,’ but it is on the rise among adult populations. Roslyn Heights, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Summer can be rough on skin, says Joshua Fox, MD, medical director of Advanced Dermatology P.C. Beyond the dangers associated with sunburn, a...

2014-10-15 23:13:12

Tea Leaves Health, a leader in business intelligence for the healthcare industry, has partnered with Clariture, a healthcare marketing platform that helps providers target, engage and retain patients in digital, social and mobile channels. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Tea Leaves Health, a leader in business intelligence for the healthcare industry, has partnered with Clariture, a healthcare marketing platform that helps providers target, engage and retain patients in digital,...

2014-10-15 23:12:49

Keeping nutrition as a priority can be tough for busy families. Resources from Journeyworks provide guidance on how to prepare healthy meals and snacks while saving time and money. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Studies are increasingly linking late-life health concerns, such as heart disease and diabetes, with the eating habits developed in a person's younger years. Unfortunately, childhood obesity continues to increase at an alarming rate. The cost of high-quality...

2014-10-15 23:12:45

The Health and Fitness Company’s Latest Back Hook Massager Comes Highly Recommended By Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Weightlifters Due to its Effectiveness Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Nayoya Wellness, a company that specializes in cutting-edge fitness and therapy tools, recently announced the launch of its new Nayoya Back Hook Massager on Amazon. The back massager, which is patent pending, possesses the ability to break up the fascia and help muscles recover and...


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
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