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2015-05-04 04:20:55

GENEVA, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EspeRare today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for rimeporide, its lead

2015-05-04 04:20:53

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Research announced today that it has been chosen by the American Optometric Association (AOA) to build a state-of-the-art registry aimed

2015-05-04 00:20:18

CINCINNATI, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows how pharmacies might collaborate with physicians and families to reduce asthma-related illness.

2015-05-03 23:01:18

May is World Foot Health Awareness Month.

2015-05-03 23:01:15

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the beneficiary of the 3rd Annual Brain Aneurysm Walk in Memory of Lissa Anne Been which is taking place at Arnold City Park in Arnold, Missouri on Saturday, May

2015-05-03 23:01:00

NuevaCare announced today that it will present its newest service, MnemeTherapy® on May 6 at the PSA Annual Regional Stroke Conference in Millbrae, CA and on May 13 at the 17th Annual Updates

2015-05-03 23:00:51

National Debt Relief recently shared some insights in an article so consumers can understand long term care better.

2015-05-03 23:00:36

CFHI Demonstrates Its Commitment to Developing and Ensuring the Next Generation of Global Health Leaders San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 Leading

2015-05-03 23:00:28

Remote Patient Monitoring Improves Quality & Timeliness of Service to Patients with CHF, COPD, Hypertension, Other Chronic Conditions LAS VEGAS and LOS ANGELES,

2015-05-03 23:00:23

Barbara Crone has joined Women’s Excellence in Midwifery. Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 Barbara Crone


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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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