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2014-10-20 12:29:44

The Parkinson Alliance Reports Findings Pertaining to Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson's KINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from The Parkinson Alliance (PA) survey entitled "Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease With and Without Deep Brain Stimulation" show that autonomic dysfunction was highly prevalent in Parkinson's disease (PD), regardless of age and disease duration. The autonomic nervous system controls a number of functions in the...

2014-10-20 12:27:28

PHILADELPHIA, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New reference series provides latest knowledge on highly prevalent medical conditions Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of Clinics Collections, the first of a new series of multidisciplinary, general medical reference digests targeted to a wide...

The doctor takes from the child blood.
2014-10-20 02:30:06

Provided by Dr. Tsai Chung-Li, Diabetologia A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children who have been infected with enterovirus are 48% more likely to have developed type 1 diabetes. The study is by Dr. Tsai Chung-Li, China Medical University, Taiwan, and colleagues. "Type 1 diabetes is considered to be caused by complex interaction between genetic susceptibility, the immune system, and environmental...

2014-10-20 12:24:05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBCI) announced today that OdorStar Technology, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc., is working with two organizations, Friends of Liberia, a non-profit NGO (non-governmental organization), and the Sierra Leone embassy in Washington D.C. to send donations of its Performacide(®) chlorine dioxide (ClO(2)) disinfectant and virucide. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and...

Ramesses II
2014-10-20 03:00:01

Provided by Dawn Peters, Wiley No signs of disabling spinal arthritis in Egyptian mummies Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic disease that causes inflammation in the spinal joints and was thought to have affected members of the ancient Egyptian royal families. Now a new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), refutes that claim, finding instead a degenerative spinal condition called diffuse idiopathic skeletal...

2014-10-20 08:39:37

Company Will Share Report Findings Each Quarter to Track Industry Trends FAIR LAWN, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnythingIT/WeedHire (OTCBB: ANYI) today announced the findings of WeedHire's Third Quarter 2014 Cannabis Jobs Report, the industry authority on employment trends in the legal marijuana industry. The findings of the Third Quarter 2014 Cannabis Jobs Report show significant demand by state governments looking to fill regulatory and other positions, including senior...

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...


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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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