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2014-08-28 12:30:15

In the news release, New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications, issued 28-Aug-2014 by Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse over PR Newswire, the contact information should read "Kelly Walker, 717-231-5338" rather than "Kelly Walker, 717-231-5538" as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows: New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications Coalition to Focus Efforts on...

2014-08-28 12:30:01

Introduction of Extended RAS Testing and Recent Clinical Trial Data Will Affect How Physicians Treat Colorectal Cancer Patients, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the market for colorectal cancer (CRC) therapies will remain constant, at around $7.7 billion by 2023 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. The biosimilar erosion of...

2014-08-28 12:29:53

CSL Behring Assists The Jeffrey Modell Foundation and National Association of School Nurses to prepare an information blitz to improve early referral and diagnosis. KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School nurses reach 98 percent of the 50,000,000 students in U.S. public schools, grades k-12, and are uniquely positioned to facilitate the early diagnosis of serious medical conditions such as primary immunodeficiency (PI)....

2014-08-28 12:29:44

Unprecedented international consortium -- including the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH -- now assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine BALTIMORE and LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400...

2014-08-28 12:29:37

BOSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of thrombosis and related cardiovascular diseases, is thrilled to welcome 7 renowned experts in cardiovascular medicine to speak at their Fall educational program, the 8(th) Annual Thrombosis Summit, on Saturday, September 20. The Thrombosis Summit will take place at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel located in Copley Square in...

2014-08-28 12:29:36

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of an innovative Erythroid Chimerism test to monitor erythroid lineage chimerism in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. This allows the physician to directly gauge the success of the transplant in these patients and provides physicians with actionable information to guide patient care. Sickle cell...

2014-08-28 12:29:21

Vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and more available every day at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy(®) and MinuteClinic(®) have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month. Because people's immune systems weaken as they age, it is important that adults ages 65 years and older...

2014-08-28 12:29:18

Food desensitization trial could mean new hope for children with peanut allergies HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For children with food allergies, a trace amount of a substance can trigger deadly anaphylaxis within minutes of ingestion - the fear of which can be life altering for many families. To give hope to these patients and their families, researchers at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are embarking on a landmark peanut immunotherapy...

2014-08-28 12:29:16

Fast Growing MedTech Company Recruits Experienced CFO ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice(® )today announced David Gill has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. The company also announced it has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. The continued rapid growth at EndoChoice has been fueled by the success of the company's wide range of products and services purposefully designed...

2014-08-28 12:29:14

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Nonin Model 3231 OEM/eHealth finger pulse oximeter for use in the United States. The finger pulse oximeter plugs into a telemedicine hub or kiosk through a USB connector and measures oxygen saturation and pulse rate in pediatric to adult patients. The Model 3231...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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