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2014-01-28 12:29:57

Patients Around the Globe Band Together to Increase Awareness for Rheumatoid Arthritis COCOA, Fla., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of patients are joining an international movement to increase awareness for the chronic illness known as rheumatoid arthritis, or rheumatoid disease, in anticipation of the second annual Rheumatoid Awareness Day on February 2. Rheumatoid Awareness Day was established in 2013 by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) to address the...

2014-01-22 12:27:27

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Uveitis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Uveitis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Uveitis is a serious eye condition that often results in permanent vision damage due to frequent recurrence even after treatment. It consists of a group of diseases that present with inflammation of the uvea, can occur in one or both eyes, and may also affect the...

2014-01-22 10:29:51

Levels of depression and anxiety in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are higher than previously reported, according to new research. As a result of their findings, a multi-center team led by researchers at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University of Manchester, say that patients with severe active disease, who are waiting to go onto a biological therapy, should be routinely screened for depression by their doctors. The team, led by Professor...

2014-01-22 08:28:20

- Ten researchers awarded fellowship grants to further study in neurology, nephrology and rheumatology - HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced that it has funded independent researchers at 10 institutions for 2014. These investigators represent the first recipients of the newly-established Questcor Research Fellowship Program, which awards grants of $50,000 each to selected clinical and basic scientists to help...

2014-01-21 23:31:15

BioGeoGenetics Releases New Video Clip on Its Website, http://www.whatisbiogeogenetics.com, with News Channel 3 WTKR, Hampton Roads Recognizing Its Limbs Formula (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 BioGeoGenetics, a grassroots health company that produces and blends ionized minerals to help treat chronic pain and other diseases, releases a new video clip on its website, http://www.whatisbiogeogenetics.com, produced by News Channel 3 WTKR, Hampton Roads. The informative clip details a real-life...

2014-01-17 11:26:22

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called 'neutrophils'. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly. GCA is initially treated with a six-month course of high-dose steroids. This study, published today in the journal Circulation Research, has...

2014-01-16 10:04:50

1 in 40 people now affected; highest rates in Wales and North East of England UK rates of gout have soared since the late1990s, with one in every 40 people now affected by the condition - the highest in Europe - but treatment remains as poor now as it was then, reveals research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. But there is wide variation in both the prevalence (existing cases) and incidence (new cases) of gout across the UK, with the highest numbers of cases in...

Smart Hydrogel Delivers Medicine On Demand
2014-01-16 08:46:10

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Delaware has led to the development of a 'smart' hydrogel that is capable of delivering medicine based on response to mechanical force. For the last several decades, many hydrogels have been created that release medicine in response to pH, temperature, DNA, light and other stimuli. Xinqiao Jia, UD professor of materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering said, “The idea of a...

2014-01-14 16:25:08

Brings Total to $6.6 Million to Educate Healthcare Professionals on Front-Lines of Care NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill released by the U.S. Congress last night provides $2 million to further the Lupus Initiative, the lupus provider education program conceived by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) in collaboration with the federal government. Expected to pass this week, the appropriation will bring total support to $6.6 million for the...

2014-01-13 23:24:53

BioGeoGenetics Releases New Video Clip on Its Website, http://www.whatisbiogeogenetics.com, with News Channel 3 WTKR, Hampton Roads Recognizing Its Limbs Formula Hampton Roads, VA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 BioGeoGenetics, a grassroots health company that produces and blends ionized minerals to help treat chronic pain and other diseases, releases a new video clip on its website, http://www.whatisbiogeogenetics.com, produced by News Channel 3 WTKR, Hampton Roads. The informative clip details...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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