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2014-09-30 12:26:18

Phosphate Binder Combination Use in Dialysis is Low, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that through examination of U.S. patient-level claims data, anemic chronic kidney disease non-dialysis (CKD-ND) patients are not highly persistent with their erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) medication. In addition, one-year persistency is similar between Amgen's Aranesp and Janssen's Procrit....

2014-09-30 12:25:28

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention parents of athletes who want to prevent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries -- you can get a free gym bag tag listing ACL injury prevention tactics and pre-game warm up exercises. The laminated tags can be ordered at www.kneesforlife.org, a website featuring information about an Illinois campaign to stop the rising number of ACL injuries among young athletes and stressing the need for prevention programs. The "Knees for...

2014-09-30 12:25:21

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Risk analysts have examined extensive health evidence to conclude that a toxin produced by a weed commonly found in certain grain fields in Balkan countries, and also used in Chinese herbal medicines, is the most likely cause of a fatal kidney wasting disease often found there. The results may also shed light on related diseases worldwide. In their new paper, "Evaluating Weight of Evidence in the Mystery of Balkan Endemic...

2014-09-30 12:23:18

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Climate Change week was last week. And many people with Sensitive Skin have been noticing the change for a long time. Extreme weather will likely worsen skin conditions like sensitive skin, as well as all inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis etc. According to skin therapist Andrew Scoular, If you have any type of sensitive skin condition (including acne and rosacea), you can help...

2014-09-30 08:44:01

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLoop® released an app version of its doctor-patient platform today, which integrates with HealthKit in iOS 8 and allows people to share medical device and activity data with their doctors. The app harnesses native iOS technologies to enhance the HealthLoop experience for iPhone users, enabling patients to maintain a robust connection with their doctors between visits. "This new flood of wearable health devices and the data...

2014-09-30 08:35:17

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canna Brands, Inc. ("Canna Brands" or the "Company") today announced its request for new ticker symbol CBMJ, replacing CBWP, was approved by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Effective today, all trading in Canna Brands common shares will proceed under the new symbol CBMJ. No action is required of shareholders. Canna Brands acquires, develops and markets branded cannabis specialty goods for infusion and...

2014-09-30 08:34:17

RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoBlue today announced the introduction of a new health insurance plan for individual expatriates and long-term international leisure and business travelers. GeoBlue Xplorer Select allows world travelers who are in the U.S. more than 35 days a year to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while enjoying robust coverage outside the U.S. With GeoBlue Xplorer Select, travelers retain their domestic coverage, but also have...

2014-09-30 08:34:05

Alzheimer's Team Ranks 3rd largest Alzheimer's Community Worldwide, dedicated to bringing diagnostic and drug treatment trials to those affected by early-stage, mild and moderate Alzheimer's PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One week after World Alzheimer's Day, MediciGlobal Ltd. announces its major milestone: Alzheimer's Team reaches over 200,000 supporters. The online community which caters to patients, families and caregivers, was developed to draw attention...

2014-09-30 08:33:54

JERUSALEM, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study it was confirmed again that the CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) backflow of the Eldor spinal needle 25G, 103 mm appeared significantly earlier than that of the single hole pencil point spinal needles of the same gauge and length of B-D and B. Braun. Spinal anesthesia is an excellent type of regional anesthesia for many operations in Obstertics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Urology, General Anesthesia, etc. It...

2014-09-30 08:33:48

Healthcare education leader collaborates with providers to take advantage of ICD-10 delay and improve documentation for each specialty. SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse University, the most innovative, complete and widely adopted on-site, online and mobile ICD-10 education solution, continues to support its growing population of more than 1.6 million learners by offering more courseware to support improved clinical documentation. This unique and comprehensive ICD-10...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'