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2014-04-16 12:30:09

LAVAL, QC, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Ergoresearch Ltd (TSXV: ERG) announced today the successful completion of new scanner technology destined for the orthopedic industry. More accurate than traditional cast-making methods that rely on plaster bandaging, this technology means orthotists will no longer resort to plaster when applying casts. This newly developed technology is easy to use and very safe. Now any body part can be scanned in both 3D and in real time. Scanned files...

2014-04-16 12:30:06

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zr94bc/injectable_drug) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of Global Injectable Drug Delivery to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zr94bc/injectable_drug ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Drugs, Devices, Therapeutics, Markets and Forecasts The past decade has seen a...

2014-04-16 12:30:05

USA TODAY Reports That Every Year 103,000 Medical Professionals Abuse Drugs, Placing Patient Lives At Risk SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A USA Today report finds that 103,000 medical professionals are abusing prescription drugs every year, yet most of the addicted doctors are never caught and place their patients at risk. California will be the first state in the nation to require random drug testing of doctors if voters approve an initiative measure...

2014-04-16 12:30:01

- Scholarship recognizes 40 exceptional students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who serve as role models for the community through academic excellence, creativity and community service NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the 2014 AbbVie CF Scholarship, which honors young adults with CF as they pursue higher education. Students can apply for the scholarship...

2014-04-16 12:29:58

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer announces $13 million in funding for partner organisations TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Every person who is living with cancer is unique, and so is that person's cancer journey. The person-centred perspective in cancer care is driven by the needs, values and priorities of the person receiving the care. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce $13 million in funding to provinces, territories and cancer organizations...

2014-04-16 12:25:51

Dr. Sexton Served as Co-Editor and Technical Advisor for Newly Released Research on the Science Behind the Medical Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabinoids NEWARK, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inergetics, Inc. (OTCBB: NRTI), a leading developer of nutritional supplements, today saluted important new research on the science behind the medical benefits of cannabis and its active cannabinoids that Dr. Michelle Sexton, a member of its Scientific/Medical Advisory Board, helped author...

2014-04-16 12:20:53

ZURICH AIRPORT, Switzerland, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In May, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., (SWISS), will introduce a number of ground/ inflight products designed to enhance the air travel experience for allergy sufferers. These innovations will include new alternative (lactose- and gluten- free) food and drinks, along with cabin interior changes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75365 SWISS has teamed up with the European Centre for Allergy Research...

2014-04-16 12:15:13

Highest Association Found During First Trimester Exposure for Autism and Third Trimester Exposure for Developmental Delays In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study,...

2014-04-16 11:40:27

A new study has shed light on the factors likely to lead to the development of a rare condition affecting the inner ear. In the most comprehensive study of Ménière's Disease to date, researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development. Ménière's Disease can cause tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo attacks and a feeling of pressure...

2014-04-16 11:38:44

A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness, according to new research published in The Lancet. It is the first time that researchers have tested the diagnostic accuracy of functional brain imaging techniques in clinical practice. "Our findings suggest that PET imaging can reveal cognitive processes that aren't...


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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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