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2014-07-22 08:32:59

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD) ("Galmed"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment of liver diseases and cholesterol gallstones, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, cleared Galmed's Investigational New Drug, or IND, application. Such clearance will permit Galmed to conduct clinical trials of...

2014-07-22 08:32:51

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Virtua in Moorestown, NJ has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Virtua, EHE members in the southern New Jersey region now have greater...

2014-07-22 08:32:47

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neodyne Biosciences, a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative tissue repair devices to promote healing and minimize scar formation, announced today that it has received a notice of allowance for a Korean Patent entitled "Devices And Bandages For The Treatment Or Prevention Of Scars And/Or Keloids And Methods And Kits Therefore." The issuance of the Korean Patent will mark the 5th granted...

2014-07-22 08:32:45

FAIRFIELD, Conn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 2.3 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis (MS) each day, a debilitating disease that can often cause severe pain, muscle spasms, poor circulation, anxiety, stress and clinical depression. Although not a substitute for regular MS treatment, massage therapy is an effective, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that can alleviate such symptoms and in turn, help to pacify the disease....

2014-07-22 08:32:41

Easy to Use Imaging System to Support Planned Intravascular Ultrasound and Fractional Flow Reserve Products MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has initiated full commercial launch of the new POLARIS(TM) Imaging System. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters, including coronary, peripheral and intra-cardiac echo products. The POLARIS System offers enhanced ease-of-use...

2014-07-22 08:32:36

Additional Independent Review Board Approvals Expected for Phase 2 Trial (Study 202) SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that it has resumed enrollment and dosing of patients in its ongoing Phase 2 trial (Study 202) evaluating PEGPH20 in patients with pancreatic cancer under the revised clinical protocol agreed to with the FDA in June. PEGPH20 is an investigational PEGylated form of Halozyme's proprietary recombinant...

2014-07-22 08:32:34

PRINCETON, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geistlich Pharma North America is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Geistlich, Chairman of the Board, Geistlich Pharma AG was presented with Loma Linda University's Distinguished Humanitarian Award on May 25, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140719/128744 The award recognized Dr. Geistlich as an "internationally renowned pioneer in materials research, global leader in regenerative medicine, and passionate advocate for high...

2014-07-22 08:32:26

Pioneer in uniting imaging technology with radiotherapy to explore potential of MRI to refine tumor targeting MANCHESTER, England, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) announced today that The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester, UK), a specialist cancer center, will join a consortium whose mission is to develop the clinical value of an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system. Such a system...

2014-07-22 08:32:20

- Largest U.S. influenza vaccine supplier, providing broad product portfolio, will distribute at least 65 million doses to help protect people across multiple age groups against the virus this season - SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the first lots of Fluzone(®) (Influenza Vaccine) for the 2014-2015 influenza ("the flu") season have been released by the U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-07-22 08:32:11

Gold Crest Care Center is building an extensive inpatient and outpatient therapy center on its site. The Bronx nursing home is also continuing the facility renovations that have been ongoing recently. The expansion and renovations projects are designed to provide better care and ensure patient comfort NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center is building a 5,000-square foot inpatient and outpatient therapy center. At the same time, it is continuing to renovate...


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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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