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2014-10-23 08:31:07

Workshop will focus on genetic methods for enhancing quality control of botanical and other natural products BREVARD, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Herbs(®) has been invited to present at a U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) workshop hosted today and tomorrow, October 23-24, at the agency's national headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The event, entitled "DNA Methods for Quality Control of Botanical Products," is co-organized by several other government departments...

2014-10-23 08:31:05

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affordable and accessible point-of-care (POC) technologies capable of providing early diagnosis of infection are being developed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Kalorama Information. Unless Ebola control measures are quickly enhanced, the WHO predicts that the number of those infected s could climb exponentially. Effective containment of the Ebola outbreak requires early diagnosis to enable appropriate intervention...

2014-10-23 08:30:15

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Kinetics Corporation (OTCQB: CANK) is a fully integrated cannabis management company with an office location in the Westminster suburb of Denver, Colorado. Founded and managed by experienced marijuana industry professionals, the Company has targeted various opportunities in the Colorado marijuana marketplace with a focus on the management of recreational and medical marijuana retail dispensaries, the management of licensed marijuana...

2014-10-23 08:27:17

BALTIMORE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, today announced a strong presence at this week's annual meeting of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141022/153846LOGO The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) is a professional organization that helps further the promotion and development of forensic toxicology, the use of toxicology - the study of...

2014-10-23 00:21:29

Ebola detection kits for humans and animals are now possible using ADI antibody or antigen ELISA kits with results in less than 2 hours. Ebola Rapid test cards, similar to pregnancy tests, have also been developed that provide results in 2-10 mins. SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio, Texas-based Biotech Company Alpha Diagnostic Int'l (ADI) has developed and released several convenient, rapid, and sensitive ELISA test kits for the detection of major Ebola viral...

2014-10-22 23:14:46

Skilled Care Pharmacy and Assurex Health announced a new strategic partnership in which Skilled Care Pharmacy’s consultant pharmacists will be able to provide important clinical information to its healthcare customers across the Midwest with the Assurex Health GeneSight® genetic test. Mason, Ohio (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Skilled Care Pharmacy, a medical dispensing and pharmaceutical consulting company, and Assurex Health, the leader in neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomics, today...

2014-10-22 23:14:31

All Botanical’s brand offers multiple health benefits from nature’s nutritional powerhouse Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Your workout can now get an extra edge thanks to hemp, a trusted nutritional supplement. Hemp is prominently featured in Green Magic’s line of fitness products, which are now available for purchase on Amazon.com, the world’s largest online marketplace. "When you make hemp products, the idea is to combine all the best elements of the plant and the...

2014-10-22 23:14:20

Food start-up launching Kickstarter campaign to make bars free of corn, wheat, dairy, soy, and low in FODMAPs. FODMAPs are carbohydrates found in common foods, shown to trigger GI symptoms for many people with IBS. Camano Island, WA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 “Love Your Guts.” That’s the slogan of Nicer Foods, a new company that creates food products for people with sensitive digestive systems. Founded by Kate and Jesse Watson, the company’s first product is a unique protein bar...

2014-10-22 23:14:04

RadioMedix, Inc., a Houston-based biotechnology company and Viewpoint Molecular Targeting LLC of Iowa City were awarded a grant by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from the National Cancer Institute. This is a Phase I award for approximately $150,000 that will support the development of novel agents for enhanced targeted imaging and alpha-particle therapy of metastatic melanoma. HOUSTON, TX. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Heterogeneity and drug resistance of metastatic...

2014-10-22 23:13:59

MassageTherapyOnline.com, the first e-learning platform specifically designed for entry- level massage therapy education, is announcing the launch of its fully hosted online massage therapy courses for proprietary schools, community colleges and universities. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 MassageTherapyOnline.com's online entry-level massage therapy courses for aspiring massage therapists are now available for schools nationwide. The programs are designed to help schools...


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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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