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2014-02-28 04:21:47

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Initiatives Underscore Shire's Long-term Commitment to the Rare Disease Community Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced its support of Rare Disease Day and invites others to join them in its continued commitment to the rare disease community. Observed annually on the last day of February, Rare Disease Day is coordinated at the international level by the European Organisation for Rare...

2014-02-27 23:33:47

Urticaria Solution designed by Nancy Summer is the latest program for those people who want to get rid of irritating and embarrassing hives. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if Urticaria Solution is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Urticaria (hives) are red raised bumps or welts on the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, lips, tongue, throat, or ears. Urticaria Solution is the latest program for chronic urticaria...

2014-02-27 23:03:20

Resolution Promotes Awareness of Rare Diseases Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Today at the state Capitol, Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), in partnership with the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), presented House Resolution 32 recognizing Feb. 28 as Rare Disease Day in California. CHI is a nonprofit, public policy research organization, representing leading California academic institutions, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics and pharmaceutical...

2014-02-26 23:23:27

The owner of DiscountMedicalSupplies.com, a pioneering online medical superstore, takes the lead once again by speaking on behalf of an overlooked segment of caregivers on a fourth segment of The Balancing Act’s Caregiving 101 series. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 In honor of Rare Disease Day on February 28th, Dr. Jon Segal, founder of DiscountMedicalSupplies.com, is speaking out about the challenges facing caregivers of people with rare diseases. This month he was featured in a four-part...

2014-02-26 20:22:09

Using ultrasound guidance for facial injection is highly effective in treating trigeminal neuralgia CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cold wind was the trigger to pain greater than Paula Fore could have ever imagined, an electrical-feeling jolt that appeared suddenly and without warning on the left side of her face. "This pain is real," said Paula Fore, 49, a beauty shop owner, amateur motorcycle racer and grandmother of three from Washington, Ill., who started...

2014-02-24 12:27:14

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) will be joining the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and others around the world in observing Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2014. On this day, millions of patients and their families will share their stories to focus a spotlight on rare diseases as a global public health concern. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/DC70603LOGO "Everyone knows someone with a rare...

2014-02-24 08:27:24

PDUFA Date Scheduled for October 20, 2014 CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company's submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) requesting approval of XIAFLEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum, or CCH) for the treatment of two Dupuytren's contracture (DC)...

2014-02-24 04:21:52

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Genes (globalgenes.org), a leading patient advocacy organization representing the rare and genetic disease community, is once again inviting industry partners, patients, caregivers, family and friends of the tens of millions of people who suffer from rare and genetic diseases to Wear That You Care(TM) and support the seventh annual World Rare Disease Day on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Wear That You Care(TM) campaign was launched by...

2014-02-20 12:27:38

Former NBC Correspondent Robert Bazell to Give Keynote Address WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2009, 57-year-old Anne Geremia of Princeton Junction, NJ, began to struggle with her responsibilities as a teacher. She had trouble planning her days, she was confused, she couldn't get to meetings on time. Then came the mini-breakdown, and she was asked to take a temporary leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. Anne saw several...

2014-02-19 08:32:39

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Trigeminal Neuralgia - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Trigeminal Neuralgia - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Trigeminal neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a chronic nerve disorder characterized by severe facial nerve. The condition is more common in women compared with men and most commonly affects people ages 50 years and older. Globally...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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