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2014-07-25 09:47:49

American Academy of Neurology New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. The study is published in the July 23, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for...

2014-03-31 08:29:21

Submission follows positive data from U.S. pivotal study CASTLE ROCK, Colo., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Venaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: APPY), an in vitro diagnostic company focused on obtaining FDA clearance for and commercializing its CE Marked APPY1(TM) Test, a rapid, multiple biomarker-based index assay for identifying patients that are at low risk for appendicitis, today announced that it has filed a 510(k) premarket submission for the APPY1 Test. Venaxis(TM) has requested concurrent...

2014-03-13 08:28:16

Achieved Negative Predictive Value and Sensitivity ~97% and Specificity ~38% CASTLE ROCK, Colo., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: APPY), an in vitro diagnostic company focused on obtaining FDA clearance for and commercializing its CE Marked APPY1(TM) Test, a rapid, multiple biomarker-based assay for identifying patients that are at low risk for appendicitis, today announced positive top-line results from its pivotal U.S. study. The APPY1 Test performed well,...

2013-01-17 23:02:03

This January, save 10% on all General Wellness lab testing from Request A Test including the High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Test. The CRP test is used to help evaluate a person's risk for heart disease and heart attacks or strokes. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 This January, Request A Test, a national provider of affordable direct to consumer lab testing, is offering their customers 10% off of any lab testing order from the General Wellness category when they use discount code...

2011-07-07 15:00:30

The research will be presented today [Thursday 7 July] at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Academic Primary Care, hosted this year by the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol. The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (NSPCR). Dr Susannah Fleming and colleagues used a dataset containing heart rate, temperature, and oxygen saturation measurements from 873 children, and assessed the...

2010-06-24 04:31:55

A group of tests may help predict which people with Parkinson's disease are more likely to fall, according to a study published in the June 23, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Falls are a major problem for people with Parkinson's disease and can lead to injuries and reduced mobility, which can result in increasing weakness, loss of independence and increased use of nursing homes," said study author Graham K. Kerr,...

2009-03-04 13:12:00

Report Entitled 'False Positives Equal False Justice' Reveals that the Most Widely Used Field Test for Identifying Marijuana and other Drugs Tests Positive on Non-Illegal Substances WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 3 the Marijuana Policy Project and Mintwood Media Collective released a new report exposing faulty drug tests used by law enforcement in the U.S. and Canada. The study, entitled "False Positives Equal False Justice," reveals that the NIK NarcoPouch...

2008-08-06 12:00:12

A minimally invasive technology is being developed to diagnose Parkinson's disease, U.S. and Canadian researchers said. In the study, researchers Molecular Biometrics, LLC used spectroscopy to develop a metabolic profile -- or chemical signatures -- of biological markers for Parkinson's disease. There is currently no definitive laboratory diagnostic for Parkinson's disease. "The lack of an objective biomarker to aid diagnosis and therapeutics development is one of the single greatest...


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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