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2015-01-26 16:25:11

DUBLIN, January 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jxdp65/medical_equipment) has announced the addition of the "Medical

2015-01-26 16:25:05

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr.

2015-01-26 16:25:03

Consuming "Anti-Hangover Drink" with every few drinks and before bed results in improved sleep, reduced hangover symptoms and better attention and focus the morning after SCOTTSDALE,

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Company is now certified for Utilization Management and Credentialing TAMPA, Fla., Jan.

2015-01-26 16:24:58

B.C. case is the first documented case of H7N9 in humans in Canada OTTAWA, Jan.

2015-01-26 16:24:50

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Plans are now underway for the 17th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk, which will take place Sunday, September 27, 2015.

2015-01-26 16:24:47

New 5-year contract supports the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in its efforts to disseminate scientific research on the effectiveness of healthcare practices PLYMOUTH MEETING,

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Contribution helps in the care of premature and sick newborns in the NICU SAN DIEGO, Jan.

2015-01-26 16:24:40

MELD Systems Set to Develop and Manufacture ORLANDO, Fla., Jan.

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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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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.