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2014-09-17 08:25:17

Public Relations Firm Selected to Help Promote Credible and Personalized Data Analysis for Wearable Technology SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports and activity trackers have made wearable technology a $700 million industry, but the absence of an "industry standard" for the collection, management and analysis of collected data leads to a lack of credible information. Today, Nadel Phelan, Inc. announced that it is teaming up with Vivametrica to help bridge the gap...

2014-09-17 08:25:00

Independent, 3rd party scientists review psoriasis treatments and the benefits of small molecule drugs including CF101; PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced that an article titled, "New Drugs and Treatment Targets in Psoriasis," published in the peer-reviewed scientific...

2014-09-17 08:24:54

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Analyst brief by Small Cap IR-The use of marijuana as a medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms, such as reducing nausea from chemotherapy, is growing. According to CNBC, 23 states in the United States have some form of legal medical marijuana. Marijuana Business News (medicalmarijuanabusiness.com) states that the market for Medical Marijuana in the United States is estimated to be as large as $100 billion. Primco...

2014-09-17 08:24:52

Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists join campaign to support evidence-based actions ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Making decisions about foot and ankle care is a process that should involve the patient and an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. To help encourage positive conversations in the exam room, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has released a list of five tests/procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary. The...

2014-09-17 08:24:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, HIV-Age.org today announced the addition of a first-person narrative by Olympian star Greg Louganis on his personal experience of aging with HIV. Louganis was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, just six months before his second triumphant appearance at the Olympic Games. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146590 Mr. Louganis celebrates his unexpected longevity in his...

2014-09-17 08:23:13

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing and maker of MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper, announces Gilmour Academy Ice Arena's conversion of more than 200 touch points to the first EPA-registered antimicrobial solid touch surface to help protect against bacteria. MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper is a reasonably priced surface that kills greater than 99.9% of MRSA, E-coli and other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure.(1) (...

2014-09-17 08:20:51

Company to Provide Information Technology Services Helping to Modernize and Automate Healthcare Systems FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, today announced the award of the Information Technology Research, Application, and...

2014-09-17 04:21:31

-- Mindray Releases New Generation DC-70 Ultrasound System SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindray (NYSE:MR)announced its new generation DC-70 ultrasound System has been officially released worldwide. The system has been showcased for the first time at ISUOG in Barcelona during 14-17th September, and is scheduled for availability in the U.S. market in early 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146653 Designed to be the most efficient workhorse in the...

2014-09-17 04:21:26

GLASGOW, Scotland, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First antibacterial with a new mode of action from a truly novel class of anti-infective in over a decade MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing a truly novel class of anti-infectives, announces today that it has secured GBP4.0m ($6.4m) to advance the development of its lead antibacterial, MGB-BP-3, against a range of Gram-positive infections including Clostridium...

2014-09-17 04:21:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs is pleased that the hard work of the nation's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has improved quality for Medicare patients and produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund as announced yesterday by CMS. NAACOS is especially pleased the data show Medicare beneficiaries are almost uniformly receiving higher quality care as a result of the ACOs' work. We are also pleased the taxpayer has saved...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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