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2014-09-19 12:25:43

DUBLIN, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 For the purposes of this report, the human microbiome market is segmented by application, disease, product, and geography. The human microbiome market is expected to be valued as $294 million in 2019 and...

2014-09-19 12:25:42

What can men and women can do to postpone aging with dentistry LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Time is one thing that will never slow down nor speed up. It is a constant that you can count on. We battle it every day - we continue to look for that miracle solution that will slow down the process of aging. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/147140 At the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry in Newport Beach, Ca, Dr. Sherri Worth and her partner...

2014-09-19 12:25:34

Legislation to repeal unprecedented 14 percent cuts to Medicare home health recognized as responsive to the needs of American women who are at greatest risk as a result of home health cuts WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of skilled home healthcare providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home health for our nation's senior - today declared that increased support...

2014-09-19 12:25:30

CEO Deborah Weymouth's Refusal Follows the Delivery of Petition Signed by 90 Percent of the Nurses on Staff Warning that the Cuts Will Jeopardize Care for All Patients at the Facility LEOMINSTER, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nurses at UMass Memorial/Health Alliance Leominster Hospital were alarmed to learn this week that their CEO Deborah Weymouth has refused to meet with them to hear their serious concerns about the impact of a plan her management team has...

2014-09-19 12:25:28

4WEB expands product portfolio with Osteotomy Truss System's 74 size options CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the largest offering of 3D-printed foot and ankle osteotomy implants on the market today at this weekend's American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annual meeting in Chicago. The Osteotomy Truss System is a comprehensive solution for all of a surgeon's osteotomy needs with 74 size options included in one versatile set....

2014-09-19 12:25:26

Most and Least Expensive Medicare Plans Identified Across US SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket analyzed today's release of 2015 Medicare insurance data from the government. The average premium across all Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for 2015 is $62.69. The 2015 average premium is only 2% higher than the 2014 average premium of $61.69. This amount is also 94% higher than the average of $32.26 that the government reported since the...

2014-09-19 12:25:20

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OncoTherapy Network, a leading online community to help oncologists and other clinicians gain a better understanding of the newest information available regarding the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies, discusses some of the latest news on blood cancer research and treatment. Every September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month is observed as a way to raise awareness about blood cancers--helping to increase...

2014-09-19 12:25:12

Locations Inside Select CVS/pharmacy stores in Five Locations WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Memphis metropolitan area. Three clinics opened in Memphis and Cordova earlier this month. A fourth clinic will be added in Springfield on September 24 and a fifth clinic in Bartlett is expected to open October 22. MinuteClinic is the largest and fastest growing provider of walk-in medical...

2014-09-19 12:25:05

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotech companies make announcements illustrating significant progress in medical technology, development of emerging drug systems and advanced Laboratory Instrumentation. Companies in focus today are: (OTC: PBIO), Benton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), Regado Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: RGDO), Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) and Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX)...

2014-09-19 12:25:03

Hospice provisions added to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) will create increased transparency within the hospice community. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), legislation which includes hospice integrity provisions that are backed by the hospice community. The National...


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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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.