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2014-09-17 12:27:16

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The abuse of prescription pain medication is the deadliest drug problem facing America, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC reports prescription drugs have a higher overdose rate than heroin and cocaine combined. Physicians are now taking a harder look at their role in this national epidemic and doing something about it by using a new non-narcotic alternative for pain relief after surgery....

2014-09-17 12:27:05

New multi-year grant furthers non-profit organization's work to accelerate the drug development process TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the organization $2.1 million in first year funding of a five-year grant with the potential of $10.5 million over the five years. This is the second five-year grant that C-Path has received from the FDA under the...

2014-09-17 12:27:00

Privacy-protected patient support apps now available in Mobile Health Library(TM) for patients prescribed Oxtellar XR® (oxcarbazapine extended-release tablets) and Trokendi XR® (topiramate extended-release capsules) DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adherent Health, LLC, a mobile health engagement advisory specializing in medication safe-use, adherence, and health outcomes attainment, announced today the introduction of patient support apps for two novel medications...

2014-09-17 12:26:56

Only Hospital in Northeast Participating in this Multi-Center Clinical Trial NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people suffer from neck and arm pain as a result of cervical disc disease. Recently the FDA approved the launch of a clinical trial for the M6-C artificial cervical disc, an innovative implant device developed by Spinal Kinetics, which may offer relief to people with cervical disc herniations resulting in neck and or arm pain. Hospital for Special...

2014-09-17 12:26:51

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Total health care costs follow health risks and can be mitigated over time through incentivized workplace wellness programs, according to a five-year observational study by UPMC Health Plan. The report, "UPMC MyHealth: Managing the Health and Costs of U.S. Healthcare Workers," has been published today by the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine" (AJPM). The study was designed to evaluate the impact of UPMC's health management and...

2014-09-17 12:26:45

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that PediatricsConsultantLive, a leading online community for pediatricians and health care professionals who treat pediatric patients, offers special coverage to help clinicians promote vaccination and to help make sure kids stay-up-to date with their vaccines. The US government estimates that vaccination will save 322,000,000 children born after 1994 from vaccine-preventable infections, that 21,000,000 kids won't be...

2014-09-17 12:26:40

DALLAS, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Medical Electronics Market by Component (Sensor, Battery, Memory Device, Display, & Microprocessor/MCU), by Application (Imaging, Medical Therapeutics, Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Fitness & Wellness), and by Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of medical electronics market is expected to reach $56.50 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR...

2014-09-17 12:26:38

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), owner of the Olga women's intimates brand, has announced a year-long campaign to raise funds for My Hope Chest in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. My Hope Chest is the only national non-profit organization that helps to fund reconstructive surgery for mastectomy patients who cannot afford the procedure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146509 Now through April 30, 2015, consumers can...

2014-09-17 12:25:34

Improved Efficacy and Lower List Price than the Anti-TNFs Will Be the Key Drivers for Prescribing of Emerging Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that among Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis (CD/UC) patients eligible for biologic therapy, only a proportion of patients currently receive a biologic. Surveyed gastroenterologists cite patients' discomfort with biological therapy as the...

2014-09-17 12:25:04

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 100 million copies of Fifty Shades of Grey sold and the popularity of such TV series as HBO's "Girls" and Showtime's "Masters of Sex", a paradigm shift in attitudes towards personal intimacy and enhancement products has emerged. Today, a number of marketers and retailers are embracing this movement and taking it mainstream, catering to the needs of a wide spectrum of consumers from college students to seniors. With a...


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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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