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2014-10-31 16:23:51

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Talyst, a market leader in pharmacy automation, will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. The meeting and expo will bring together pharmacists and suppliers for continuing education, networking opportunities and exposure to the latest technologies. In recent years, financial growth and increasing productivity has been a large focus for LTC pharmacies. The InSite®...

2014-10-31 12:25:17

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid growing fears about the disease, one visitor identification software solution eases concerns around the potential spread of Ebola in a hospital setting. The Fast-Pass® Visitor Management System manufactured by Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO) can keep track of people visiting patients in hospitals. The system will capture their name, photograph, time, date and location visited. In the event there was...

2014-10-31 12:25:15

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned gummy smile surgeon, Dr. Alex Farnoosh is now offering permanent gum whitening procedures. Gums can be dark due to natural factors, or they may become discolored over time as a result of certain types of dental restorations, medications, health problems, or lifestyle factors. While gums are rarely considered as a part of a healthy smile, they frame the teeth. Without healthy, attractive gums, a person's smile may not be everything...

2014-10-31 12:25:12

PILOT PROJECT TO BOOST DATA SHARING, ACCESSIBILITY CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team from the Broad Institute, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, was awarded one of three National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contracts with the goal of building a system that will enable large-scale analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and other datasets by co-locating the data and the required...

2014-10-31 12:25:10

The Researcher, Doctor, and Teacher Lends Voice to Lung Cancer Awareness WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month, LUNGevity Foundation announces Lecia Sequist, MD, MPH, as the November LUNGevity Hero for her extraordinary work in the field of lung cancer, making significant discoveries in genetic mutations and drug resistance. Dr. Sequist is not only a world-renowned lung cancer oncologist, she also actively researches and teaches. She...

2014-10-31 12:22:25

DUBLIN, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Naphthalene Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Naphthalene is an aromatic organic compound, derived from crude oil or coal tar during steel production. Since 1990, major industry players have been using coal tar for producing naphtha instead of crude oil. In India, naphthalene is majorly used in pharmaceutical,...

2014-10-31 08:27:10

MIAMI, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jean and Paul Amos Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Emory University has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). This competitive designation is the highest recognition offered by NPF to a Parkinson's specialty clinic and represents the consensus of peers and leaders in the field that the Emory Center is among the world's leading centers for Parkinson's research,...

2014-10-31 08:27:00

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yolo Hospice, Sacramento Valley's only hospice provider that houses a pediatric bereavement program, has received family satisfaction scores that lead the nation in the area of grief support. Yolo Hospice's Bereavement program scored 20 points higher for family satisfaction than the national average. According to performance criteria compiled from Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey, nearly 83 percent of Yolo Hospice...

2014-10-31 08:26:59

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based Intellimedix could make a positive contribution to the research efforts accompanying the onset of Ebola by suggesting a new, computational approach for investigating treatment options. Scientists at Georgia Tech's Center for Computational Systems Biology have spent years developing computer programs and algorithms to find alternative uses for existing drugs through systematic repurposing, and their technology might be able to aid...

2014-10-31 08:26:53

Generous scholarship from Bressman Law to be awarded to provide lasting opportunity for student's future scholastic success COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To serve as a community outreach throughout the United States to students persevering despite the effects of severe head trauma, Bressman Law has created a $1,000 scholarship designed to heighten public awareness of the challenges American youth face following traumatic brain injuries. This scholarship will lend...


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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
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.