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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...

skin repigmentation
2014-09-19 02:00:01

David Olejarz, Henry Ford Health System A treatment regimen is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. “Our findings offer patients with vitiligo worldwide a renewed hope for a bright future in the treatment of this disfiguring disease,” says Henry Lim, M.D., chair of Dermatology at Henry Ford and the study’s lead author. “Patients with lesions on their face and arms could have a more rapid response to...

2014-09-19 08:26:21

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, issued the following statement today in support of President Barack Obama's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. "As the global leader in rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, we commend the President for establishing a national strategy to address the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration...

2014-09-19 08:26:14

Zevon is the son of Grammy-winning musician and mesothelioma victim Warren Zevon ALTON, Ill., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Miles for Meso is proud to announce that Jordan Zevon, an award-winning songwriter/singer and son of legendary rock musician Warren Zevon, will perform in Alton, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 27 during the 6(th) Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk which benefits the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. Warren Zevon passed away in 2003 from...

2014-09-19 08:26:11

Latest research presented at 2014 American Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting in Orlando Sept. 19-23 MINNEAPOLIS and ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The body of published data supporting Inspire therapy continues to grow, with the publication of two papers this past week. The first paper published on-line in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, finds that withholding Inspire therapy causes a worsening of both objective and subjective measures of sleep disordered breathing,...

2014-09-19 08:26:05

DALLAS, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds asthma drugs market research reports titled "Asthma - Japan Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023", "Asthma - US Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023" and "Asthma - 5EU Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023" to its online library. According to Asthma - 5EU Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023...

2014-09-19 08:26:03

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team from TRU-D SmartUVC is scheduled to speak with health care professionals from around the country at the Association for the Healthcare Environment's EXCHANGE conference Sept. 22 through 24 at booth No. 413 in the conference's exhibit hall. TRU-D leadership will be available to offer expert perspective on the role of UV disinfection as a best practice in environmental hygiene and the importance of implementing proven technology in...

2014-09-19 08:25:54

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTech News Coverage: Progress made as biotech companies release latest developments, patents and results of studies and trials. Companies in focus are: GenSpera Inc. (OTC: GNSZ), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for...

2014-09-19 08:25:46

Three helpful answers from USA.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traumatic situations are unexpected, sudden, and sometimes, violent. In many cases they do not leave visible signs of physical damage, but the emotional damage can be severe. People who have been through traumatic events or natural disasters can often experience strong emotions such as fear, sadness, and signs of depression. But it's important to be aware that these emotions are normal when they are...


Latest Medicine Reference Libraries

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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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