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Fat is good for your brain, and actually helps it develop. This study shows that the brain actually does not produce all the fat it needs, but instead transports some in.
BRONX, N.Y., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College
FedEx-sponsored program aims to strengthen childhood blindness prevention projects in Vietnam NEW YORK, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization
FAIRFIELD, N.J., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Canfield Scientific, the world leader in 2D and 3D clinical photography, introduced the latest ground-breaking capability of 360 degree body imaging
More than 750 Outpatient Rehabilitation Providers Participate in Clinicient Survey; Results Reveal that 47 Percent Underreport Therapists' Time PORTLAND, Ore., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/
May 27 webinar to introduce innovative educational program for provider organizations SALT LAKE CITY, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing and
DUBLIN, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2c7k4s/oncology) has announced the addition of the "Oncology Information
DENVER, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with a history of blood clots are commonly prescribed warfarin, an anticoagulant, to decrease the body's ability to form additional clots.
OAKLAND, Calif., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the No.
NEW YORK, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The CementBloc and Montefiore Health System will be presenting a panel discussion at the Lions Health Festival in Cannes, France in June discussing and
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...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
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