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2014-10-22 08:31:17

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX:NRI), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced the results of a market study commissioned to investigate the U.S. opportunity for the Company's experimental immunotherapy product, WF10, as a treatment for patients with refractory allergic rhinitis. The study, performed by Psscion Lifesciences Consulting (Psscion), forecasts that WF10 could capture...

2014-10-22 08:31:07

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently published clinical studies of Stretta for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have bolstered the already substantial database of evidence. This data has led to significantly expanded insurance coverage and adoption of Stretta therapy for sufferers of refractory GERD. The substantial body of clinical evidence supporting Stretta therapy as a safe and effective GERD treatment has driven new coverage policies that make Stretta...

2014-10-22 08:31:01

Results indicate Zalviso controlled moderate-to-severe acute pain following abdominal surgery better than placebo, with similar side effect profile REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) today announced that results from the IAP310 study have been published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (RAPM), a peer-reviewed journal with broad, multidisciplinary readership. IAP310 was a randomized, placebo-controlled, Phase 3...

2014-10-22 08:30:39

Acquisition expands physician-practice footprint into seventh state with one of Colorado's largest and most respected physician practices DENVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of population health and kidney care services, today announced that HealthCare Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire Colorado Springs Health Partners (CSHP), a multi-specialty medical group with more than 100 physicians at 11 locations...

2014-10-22 08:30:37

Strong relationships with end users and an effective post sales service strategy must be a priority for wound care companies, says Frost & Sullivan LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global wound care market is poised for steady growth due to the rapid rise in lifestyle diseases and the related risk of chronic wounds. A burgeoning population, greater awareness among patients, and higher buying power will further push the market. The emergence of private funding and clinics...

2014-10-22 08:30:31

One year later, Jack and Mary Jones stop to thank Sentara Heart Hospital staff who saved Jack in 2013 with the SynCardia Heart, which bridged him to a donor heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack and Mary Jones first showed up at Sentara Heart Hospital on July 21, 2013, Jack was unconscious, fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack. It was the first day of the couple's vacation to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary....

2014-10-22 08:30:29

Seattle and Spokane Host Conferences SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jeffrey Bucchalter, Director of the Comprehensive Children's Epilepsy Center at Alberta Children's Hospital. Dr. Bucchalter will speak on Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) - A Conversation Based on Risk and Empathy. SUDEP is the leading cause of premature death among people with epilepsy, and an epilepsy topic gaining more attention in research and patient-provider relationships....

2014-10-22 08:28:20

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Removal Forum published an article detailing five great reasons to undergo laser hair removal. One of the world's most popular cosmetic procedures, laser hair removal removes hair from specific spots almost permanently, whereas waxing, tweezing and shaving must be repeated regularly to get rid of unwanted body hair. The method uses highly concentrated light beams to penetrate the skin and hair follicles, destroying the roots to...

2014-10-22 08:28:07

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic Surgery Portal published an article about an uptick in plastic surgery patients in search of the perfect selfie photo. Thirty-three-year-old Christa Hendershot wanted to show off her engagement ring on social media when she got engaged in 2013, but she realized she didn't like the way her hands looked. She decided to turn to plastic surgery to make her hands appear more selfie-worthy and paid over $3,000 for hand rejuvenation....

2014-10-22 08:27:56

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New test innovations will be the source of revenue growth in the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test industry, especially as companies struggle with reimbursement challenges, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market researcher listed more than 25 testing innovations in important disease areas in academic settings that could be the future of IVD products. Kalorama details the new approaches its biennial survey of the IVD industry, 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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