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2014-12-19 23:03:54

“Accreditation of quality control laboratories is a key component in ensuring the quality of condoms used in HIV/AIDS control programs, a critical prevention element in a comprehensive, effective

2014-12-19 23:03:49

GoHealth launches national urgent care brand emphasizing hospitality, patient experience and seamless integration with the nation's top health systems Menlo

2014-12-19 23:03:46

Mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights, has released a new article on the recent Senate report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program and points out that this

2014-12-19 23:03:44

Through the years, Turkey has redefined cosmetic dentistry with its exclusive blend of innovation and dental expertise — a refined definition that is unique to Middle Eastern patients.

2014-12-19 23:03:42

At http://www.foundhair.com patients will find a wealth of information regarding hair restoration procedures and other ways to treat hair

2014-12-19 23:03:36

According to the new report from BCC Research, the global market for cancer vaccines is expected to grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.3%.

2014-12-19 23:03:04

Legal "smart drugs" are quickly becoming mainstream and Realized Labs is leading the

2014-12-19 23:02:53

“Dual-wavelength laser gum treatment is an alternative to traditional gum surgery that allows us to treat gingivitis and periodontal bone loss, that is, adult gum disease, without any cutting

2014-12-19 23:02:42

Famous chiropractors on East Broadway have created an app to improve the posture of Canadians.

2014-12-19 23:02:28

Why are so many adult men afraid of having a circumcision performed? Dr.


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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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.