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2015-05-22 16:28:32

Results Lead To Crucial Decision from Federal Agency BALTIMORE, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of research performed by scientists at the University of Maryland School

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MENLO PARK, Calif., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevro Corp.

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TORONTO, May 22 2015 /CNW/ - The Taskforce representing Canada's living victims of Thalidomide are very appreciative of all the hard work that the Minister and Health Canada have put into this

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Call-taker Honored with SmartSave Award by Smart911 in Recognition of Her Efforts to Effectively Dispatch Proper Response Teams with Medical Notes LONOKE, Ark., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-05-22 16:28:20

OTTAWA, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - More than fifty years ago, Thalidomide was approved by Health Canada and prescribed to treat morning sickness in expectant mothers.

2015-05-22 16:28:17

Innovative clinician and researcher is a leader in cross-disciplinary field CHICAGO, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine welcomes

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Many people with this form of arthritis develop foot or ankle symptoms ROSEMONT, Ill., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you've been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA),

2015-05-22 16:28:02

New investments will improve services in mental health and chronic disease management WHITEHORSE, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister

coffee erectile dysfunction
2015-05-22 13:22:43

Drink up! Experts say that drinking two to three cups of coffee per day could reduce the likelihood that a man will suffer from erectile dysfunction.

fish oil
2015-05-22 13:20:00

In March of this year, the New York Times reported that fish oil claims are not supported by current research. However, it’s too early to make that type of sweeping statement because that research was only about cardiovascular health, and not the other benefits of fish oil supplements. A more recent report identified some of the other benefits of fish oil, noting that the cardiovascular research was about people with known cardiac disease or people with strong risk factors and most of those...


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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.