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2014-05-20 12:38:25

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPad - the developer of next-generation agile data discovery for teams - came out of stealth today and to announce its groundbreaking data visualization and collaboration tool. Despite being relatively stealthy to date, DataPad has attracted thousands of interested users primarily via word of mouth from alpha testers. The company will unveil its technology at VentureBeat's DataBeat 2014 event in San Francisco May 20 as part of the...

2013-10-25 23:01:18

DoctorsElite has announced the addition of Dr. Cary Jordan, a Florida Psychologist. Gulfport, MS (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Dr. Jordan has joined DoctorsElite as a member. He is a Florida Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience treating both child and adult OCD and related anxiety disorders for the past 6 years. Dr. Jordan heads up the OCD & Anxiety Clinic at Psychology Services Associates in Tampa. His initial anxiety training began at the University of Florida in the Weekly...

Panda Was On The Menu In Ancient Times
2012-10-15 04:22:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Chinese scientist claims to have discovered evidence that prehistoric people once killed and ate wild pandas, though the creatures were believed to be much smaller during that time. Wei Guangbiao, the director of the Institute of Three Gorges Paleoanthropology at a museum in the city of Chongqing, said that he had analyzed Ailuropoda melanoleuca fossils that showed that the creatures had once been "slashed to death" by humans,...

2012-03-24 04:50:25

NIH immune-based treatment study underway Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues. The syndrome, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), includes children and teens that suddenly develop on-again/off-again OCD symptoms or abnormal eating behaviors, along with other psychiatric symptoms — without any known cause. PANS expands on Pediatric...

2010-09-10 14:13:30

Pediatric-onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's disorder (TD) share similarities in their underlying genetic and environmental factors, psychiatric features, and treatment methods. Advances in understanding the neurobiological basis of these disorders and discovering new and more effective therapies are highlighted in a special issue on OCD and TD in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2010-04-09 12:12:32

PANDAS is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections. This diagnosis was created when clinicians observed that following streptococcal infections, which include strep throat, scarlet fever, and impetigo, children developed tics and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In a new longitudinal study appearing in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, researchers identified new infections in children and...

2009-10-01 09:59:21

New research shows that streptococcal infection does not appear to cause or trigger Tourette syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The research is published in the September 30, 2009, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "These results do not confirm other, smaller studies done in the US, which found an association between strep infection and these brain disorders," said study author Anette Schrag, MD, of the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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