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2014-10-20 08:33:43

DebMed survey confirms steady improvements, though gap remains between hand hygiene beliefs and best practices that can increase patient safety and reduce infection CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed® today announced the results of its third annual survey exploring methods used by hospitals to gather hand hygiene data, the reliability of that data and the commitment of healthcare facilities to improving hand hygiene. With responses from more than 400 infection...

2014-10-20 08:33:28

Funds to Support Commercial Expansion in the U.S. and International Launch of the Veran Thoracic Navigation System(TM) ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veran Medical Technologies, a market leader in thoracic navigation for early detection of lung cancer, announced today the completion of a $12M financing to support the Company's continued commercial expansion in the U.S. and international launch of the Veran Thoracic Navigation System(TM). A strong syndicate of private...

2014-10-20 08:33:26

Massage therapy shown to help boost immunity OCEANSIDE, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As seasons change our bodies become more susceptible to cold and flu. Massage therapy is a natural way to strengthen the immune system at this vulnerable time, especially if it is already weakened by stress, fatigue or poor nutrition. In fact, chronically ill patients who receive regular massage therapy experience an 80 percent improvement in their immune system function, according to a study...

2014-10-20 08:33:18

Positive Action Southern Initiative Commitment Continues with New Grants Awarded to Seven Organizations, Bringing Total Funding for Grassroots Projects to More than 2.8 Million to Date RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced seven Positive Action Southern Initiative grant awardees in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi for programs focused on reducing disparities in HIV/AIDS linkages to care and treatment among at-risk populations in their...

2014-10-20 08:33:14

Tampa Bay-based Skinspirations will hold an in-house charity event to secure donations for HEP, which provides homeless and low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Despite the approaching holiday season representing a time of joy, many local residents are struggling to cope with throes of chronic homelessness. A 2012 study found...

2014-10-20 08:32:58

MOSAIQ replaces Varian's ARIA OIS at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In their efforts to better integrate the radiation therapy treatment and planning systems of multiple providers, clinicians at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital replaced their Varian ARIA® oncology information system (OIS) with Elekta's MOSAIQ® OIS. Integrated with the hospital's Varian and Accuray linear accelerators and treatment planning systems, MOSAIQ went live at...

2014-10-20 08:32:52

Dario market reach continues to broaden with initial penetration into North America CAESAREA, Israel, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LabStyle Innovations Corp. (OTCQB:DRIOD), developer of the Dario(TM) Diabetes Management Solution, today announced that it will exhibiting and demonstrating together with Auto Control Medical Inc. at the 17th Annual Canada Diabetes Association CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the RBC Convention Center from...

2014-10-20 08:32:45

Newest VisiGlide 2(TM) Guidewire from Olympus Delivers Precise Handling for Therapeutic Work in Sensitive Anatomy CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, single-use VisiGlide 2 guidewires. Designed for use in endoscopic treatment of the biliary and pancreatic ducts,...

2014-10-20 08:32:39

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center has been hearing from full-time mesothelioma compensation attorneys nationwide for about a year related to how much longer the mesothelioma compensation trusts will remain properly funded and is commenting on a recent article from the Huffington Post. The group discusses how the loss of funds may not impact current diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their possible compensation, but could have a dramatic...

2014-10-20 08:32:35

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. NEW YORK, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:...


Latest Medicine Reference Libraries

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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