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2014-10-20 08:35:17

Support for The ONE Campaign will sustain response to Ebola crisis and support education and advocacy to strengthen health systems across Africa PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the Ebola crisis, the Caterpillar Foundation announced today that it will provide an additional $1 million to the $7.5 million investment made to The ONE Campaign for its advocacy work in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa, particularly to boost the...

2014-10-20 08:33:56

Results from the first prospective clinical study of i-FACTOR(TM) bone graft in anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. WESTMINSTER, Colo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerapedics, a privately-held orthobiologics company, today announced that results from the first prospective clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of i-FACTOR bone graft in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) have been published in the peer-reviewed...

2014-10-20 08:33:47

National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day Aims to Educate Comsumers About Bemefits of Using Certified and Licensed Practitioners JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day, celebrated annually on October 24, was created to raise awareness of the benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, an effective form of medicine with a 3,000 year history. This national day of observance, recognized by the thousands of licensed...

2014-10-20 08:33:45

Massage therapy improves cardiovascular health by relieving stress and lowering blood pressure. EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many already view massage as an important approach to relieving muscle pain or as a means to relax. However, working with a qualified massage therapist can also play a significant role in improving cardiovascular health as evidenced by a growing body of research, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. Massage therapists share...

2014-10-20 08:33:43

DebMed survey confirms steady improvements, though gap remains between hand hygiene beliefs and best practices that can increase patient safety and reduce infection CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed® today announced the results of its third annual survey exploring methods used by hospitals to gather hand hygiene data, the reliability of that data and the commitment of healthcare facilities to improving hand hygiene. With responses from more than 400 infection...

2014-10-20 08:33:28

Funds to Support Commercial Expansion in the U.S. and International Launch of the Veran Thoracic Navigation System(TM) ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veran Medical Technologies, a market leader in thoracic navigation for early detection of lung cancer, announced today the completion of a $12M financing to support the Company's continued commercial expansion in the U.S. and international launch of the Veran Thoracic Navigation System(TM). A strong syndicate of private...

2014-10-20 08:33:26

Massage therapy shown to help boost immunity OCEANSIDE, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As seasons change our bodies become more susceptible to cold and flu. Massage therapy is a natural way to strengthen the immune system at this vulnerable time, especially if it is already weakened by stress, fatigue or poor nutrition. In fact, chronically ill patients who receive regular massage therapy experience an 80 percent improvement in their immune system function, according to a study...

2014-10-20 08:33:18

Positive Action Southern Initiative Commitment Continues with New Grants Awarded to Seven Organizations, Bringing Total Funding for Grassroots Projects to More than 2.8 Million to Date RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced seven Positive Action Southern Initiative grant awardees in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi for programs focused on reducing disparities in HIV/AIDS linkages to care and treatment among at-risk populations in their...

2014-10-20 08:33:14

Tampa Bay-based Skinspirations will hold an in-house charity event to secure donations for HEP, which provides homeless and low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Despite the approaching holiday season representing a time of joy, many local residents are struggling to cope with throes of chronic homelessness. A 2012 study found...

2014-10-20 08:32:58

MOSAIQ replaces Varian's ARIA OIS at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In their efforts to better integrate the radiation therapy treatment and planning systems of multiple providers, clinicians at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital replaced their Varian ARIA® oncology information system (OIS) with Elekta's MOSAIQ® OIS. Integrated with the hospital's Varian and Accuray linear accelerators and treatment planning systems, MOSAIQ went live at...


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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