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2014-10-31 08:26:41

Data to be presented in poster presentation beginning Friday November 7; selected for oral presentation Saturday November 8 at 1:40 PM in Exhibit Hall C. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough oral immune modulators to treat autoimmune disease and cancer, today announced that data on the anti-tumor activity of novel synthetic RORgamma agonist product candidates will be presented at the annual meeting of the...

2014-10-31 08:26:39

New evidence helps guide first line diabetes therapy selection given limited comparative effectiveness data WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) finds starting a new diabetes patient on metformin, a generic oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels, reduced the need to add on additional treatments to control the condition over time. Although there are many classes of oral diabetes medications, there has...

2014-10-31 08:26:34

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) today announced three Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI) and two disease awareness abstracts have been accepted for poster presentations at the upcoming ObesityWeek meeting. This meeting will be held November 2-7, 2014 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. Details on the presentation times are as follows: Date/Time: November 6, 2014,...

2014-10-31 08:26:32

Conference Call Scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time JERUSALEM, October 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQCM: ORMP)(http://www.oramed.com), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announces that the company will host a conference call to discuss the clinical results from its Phase IIa clinical trial of ORMD-0801, the company's proprietary oral insulin capsules, to...

2014-10-31 08:26:30

Angela W. Rowe, D.O., honored by American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics ALTOONA, Pa., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Angela W. Rowe, D.O., orthopedic surgeon at Blair Orthopedics, has received the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics' Award of Fellow. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141030/155605 "It is an honor to be recognized by The Fellow Award, Honors and Memorials Committee with this distinction," Dr. Rowe says. Unanimously approved by the American...

2014-10-31 08:26:13

-- Results of Investigational Study of Coadministration of Lorcaserin and Phentermine Accepted as Late Breaking Poster -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that data for BELVIQ(®) (lorcaserin HCl) CIV will be presented during ObesityWeek(SM) hosted by The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The meeting is taking place November 2-7, 2014, in...

2014-10-31 08:25:53

- Funding to support GMP manufacture of VesiculoVax(TM)-vectored vaccines for Zaire-Ebola virus, Sudan-Ebola virus, and Angola-Marburg virus that will be blended into a single formulation; rapid follow-up Phase 1 clinical trial planned - BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) through...

2014-10-31 08:25:12

Hall of Fame honors those who have devoted their lives to the care and service of others ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ann Armstrong-Dailey, founding director of Children's Hospice International (CHI), a leading organization in children's hospice and palliative care, has been inducted into The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Hall of Fame, it was announced. Ms. Armstrong-Dailey, and four other inductees, was announced at the 2014 NAHC Annual...

2014-10-31 08:25:06

Award honors passionate young advocate lost too soon CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo, a passionate advocate for the rights of young people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, has posthumously received the fifth Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy. The award was accepted on behalf of his family by fellow Nigerian advocate Olayide Akanni during the closing plenary of the HIV...

2014-10-31 08:25:01

DENVER, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, shares a collection of Halloween recipes that are tasty alternatives for individuals on a kidney-friendly diet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO DaVita Kidney Care's Halloween recipes include: -- Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake -- Glistening Frog Eye Salad -- Sweet Popcorn Balls -- Spooky...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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