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2014-08-21 23:11:33

Kuwait medical center now offering patients access to revolutionary new method for testing tear production to treat dry eye syndrome. Kuwait (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait is excited to be the first center in Kuwait to offer patients TearLab, a new diagnostic option for measuring tear production levels to aid in the treatment of dry eye syndrome. “TearLab is a revolutionary new testing method for dry eyes. Using the TearLab machine, doctors can accurately...

2014-08-20 23:09:00

With Computer Use by Children Increasing, Pediatric Dry Eye Is a Real Concern Says Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, when parents are urged to become educated about eye health and safety for their children and have their children’s eye examined. One frequently overlooked eye condition that must be checked for, according to Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water...

2014-08-13 08:28:26

-- Keynote Speaker: Mark Pimentel, M.D., FRCP(C), Director, GI Motility Program and Laboratory, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Chairman, Synthetic Biologics' C-IBS Clinical Advisory Board -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that it will host an Investor Day in...

2014-08-12 11:10:06

Wiley Readmissions more likely in black and Hispanic systemic lupus erythematosus patients A new study reveals that one in six patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that black and Hispanic SLE patients were more likely to be readmitted than white patients. Readmissions among patients insured by...

2014-08-12 08:31:24

Discounts are now available on IBS medications like Linzess or Amitiza allow patients to regain their quality of life MARGATE, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may not sound serious, but for the roughly 15% of Americans who have to cope with it on a daily basis, it is anything but frivolous. The gastrointestinal tract makes up most of the human digestive system. When it isn't functioning properly, the result can be a host of uncomfortable...

2014-08-10 23:01:29

Filling the need for continuing education in the use of MyoFascial trigger point therapy to alleviate pain related to the muscular system, Hands-On Seminars will be offering their intensive training in this technique on location in Afton, Wyoming to physical therapy professionals. Astoria, New York (PRWEB) August 10, 2014 Laura is a mother of 3 with a full time job. “Working in a supermarket is very physically demanding, and my lower back suffers,” says Laura. During the past two...

2014-08-08 11:12:02

AGA Immunosuppressive drugs called thiopurines have been found to increase the risk of myeloid disorders, such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. These data were reported in a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Thiopurines are an established treatment for...

2014-07-31 16:29:24

AZ-002 Phase 2a Study in Patients with Epilepsy Planned for Second Half of 2014 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA) today provided an update on its pipeline and new product development efforts. In the second half of 2014, Alexza expects to initiate a Phase 2a study of AZ-002 (Staccato(®) alprazolam), which is being developed for the management of patients with acute repetitive seizures. Additionally, Alexza has...

2014-07-30 23:02:12

EDNF Installs 2014-2015 Board of Directors McLean, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation (EDNF) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Sandra Aiken Chack will serve as chair. The board was voted upon earlier this month at the EDNF 2014 Annual Learning Conference in Houston, Texas July 10-12. “The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation has an ambitious agenda ahead of us. From the rollout of the first EDNF Center for Clinical Care & Research at...

2014-07-23 12:31:13

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20(th) International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term approach to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. While in Melbourne, Minister Ambrose toured the...


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Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

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out-herod
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