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2014-10-22 08:32:36

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy Skin Portal published an article about a recent study that found that combining resveratrol with benzoyl peroxide could improve the acne medication's ability to fight acne-causing bacteria and create new skincare treatments. Published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, the study discovered that the combination of resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide attacked acne bacteria in different ways. While resveratrol helped stop the...

2014-10-22 08:32:34

Monitors Proper Device Use and Enhances Patient Compliance SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVACEN Medical announced today that its AVACEN 100 Class II medical device received 510 (k) OTC clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This clearance allows the AVACEN 100 to be marketed over the Internet for: the temporary relief of joint pain associated with arthritis; muscle spasms; and minor strains and sprains. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153513...

2014-10-22 08:32:29

-- Studies will accelerate IND-enabling development of VesiculoVax(TM) Ebola vaccine -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc. announced today that the company has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) aimed at accelerating the advancement of the company's candidate Ebola vaccine into human clinical studies. In previous preclinical studies conducted in...

2014-10-22 08:32:25

-- Relamorelin is a Novel Peptide Ghrelin Agonist for Diabetic Gastroparesis -- DUBLIN and BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Actavis has been granted an exclusive option to acquire Rhythm's wholly owned subsidiary, Rhythm Health, Inc., which is developing relamorelin (RM-131), a peptide ghrelin agonist, for the treatment of diabetic...

2014-10-22 08:32:22

Demonstrates Proof-of-Concept for ORMD-0801 Oral Insulin to Reduce Exogenous Insulin Requirements JERUSALEM, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQCM: ORMP) (http://www.oramed.com ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, today reported positive top-line clinical results from its Phase IIa clinical trial of ORMD-0801, the company's proprietary oral insulin capsules, to treat type 1...

2014-10-22 08:32:13

Company launches The Diabetes Download, a new YouTube channel brought to you by Cornerstones4Care®, to help people living with diabetes incorporate better disease management into their lives. PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, announced a new partnership with online sensation Michael Stevens, host and creator of the popular YouTube channel Vsauce, to launch a new 6-part video series, "Breaking Down Diabetes." Stevens, well known for...

2014-10-22 08:32:01

Architect of Novel Translational Rare Disease Programs at NIH Adds Depth to Existing Team of Rare Disease Experts SAN DIEGO and HONG KONG, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma ("aTyr"), an innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today that rare disease expert John C. McKew, Ph.D., joined the company as vice president, research. Dr. McKew brings more than two decades of expertise in translational research, including key leadership positions at the National...

2014-10-22 08:31:59

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jay Calvert, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon from Beverly Hills, will attend the Advanced Aesthetic Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, and Facial Contouring meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 23 through 26. He is not only an invited speaker, but also a surgical highlight of the meeting as he will perform a complex secondary rhinoplasty with rib cartilage, diced cartilage, and deep temporalis fascia for a Russian patient....

2014-10-22 08:31:56

Dr. Hollier brings wealth of expertise in pediatrics and cleft care to Smile Train cause NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity organization, today announced Dr. Larry Hollier as the new Chairman of the Smile Train Medical Advisory Board. "Having served on Smile Train's Medical Advisory Board for the past four years, I am honored to now take on the role of Chairman," said Dr. Hollier. "With Smile Train's focus on...

2014-10-22 08:31:54

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres releases paper on home and community care TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC) is calling for changes to improve patient care and make greater use of CCACs' proven ability to increase patient access, provide safe, high-quality care and deliver better value for public dollars. The OACCAC, whose members provided home and community care to 700,000 patients in 2013/2014, makes the...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.