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2015-01-15 12:28:50

CENTER CITY, Minn., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henry R.

2015-01-14 23:05:03

Kevin Wandler becomes new iaedp President in place of James "Buck" Runyan WICKENBURG, Ariz (PRWEB) January 14, 2015 Kevin Wandler, MD, CEDS,

2015-01-14 20:21:27

Study in Rats Reveals Surprising Role for Serotonin After Childhood Trauma NEW YORK, Jan.

2015-01-13 23:06:54

Real Time Medical Systems chooses healthcare software marketing firm for corporate rebranding and foundation projects (PRWEB) January 13, 2015 Real Time

2015-01-13 23:05:03

InnerVoice, a unique communication app that utilizes the power of video (self) modeling, now has a no-cost trial version -- thanks to an Autism Speaks Neighborhood Grant. San

2015-01-13 23:01:11

The study’s publication comes as hundreds of people pursue Risperdal lawsuits for complications allegedly associated with the drug, including gynecomastia (male breast growth). New

2015-01-13 12:27:50

After her son overdosed on medication used to treat PTSD, Janine Lutz served a demand letter to the VA that attributed her son's death to medical negligence.

2015-01-12 12:25:22

Industry-first center provides comfortable environment for recovery and life preparation of young men in the DFW Metroplex. DALLAS, Jan.

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2015-01-11 14:36:34

Ritual circumcision, a rite practiced by many cultures and religions, could increase the odds that boys will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prior to the age of 10, claims new research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

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...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.