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Americans less healthy than English, but live as long or longer, study finds

November 3, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(RAND Corporation) Older Americans are less healthy than their English counterparts, but they live as long or even longer than their English peers, according to a new study.Researchers found that while Americans aged 55 to 64 have higher rates of chronic diseases than their peers in...

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BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year

November 3, 2010 5:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 /- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly revenues of $1.873 billion for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010, representing an increase of 1.0 percent from the...

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Cardiogenesis Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results

November 3, 2010 5:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /- Cardiogenesis Corporation (OTCQB: CGCP), a leading developer of surgical products used in the treatment of diffuse coronary artery disease, today reported financial results for its third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2010. Revenue for...

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Study in NEJM Shows Novartis Drug Afinitor® Reduces Size of SEGAs, Benign Brain Tumors Associated with Tuberous Sclerosis

November 3, 2010 5:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 /- The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today published a study that found patients taking Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets experienced a decrease in the size of their subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA), a benign brain tumor associated...

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Medicare Bidding System for Medical Equipment Plagued by Flaws, Delays, Lack of Transparency

November 3, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inherent design flaws, long overdue announcement of winners, and lack of transparency in Medicare's controversial "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment have made it difficult for homecare patients and providers to...

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Aethlon Medical to Present at the Singular Research Fifth Annual 'Best of the Uncovereds Conference'

November 3, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3, 2010 /- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD ), the pioneer in developing therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease and cancer, disclosed today that it will present tomorrow at the at the Singular Research Fifth Annual "Best of the...

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Do we hide behind our reports? The challenge of directly communicating results to our patients

November 3, 2010 5:34 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

“I hope my doctor can figure out why I've been having so much difficulty swallowing of late,” said the patient as I finished his upper GI study. During the procedure I clearly saw a large mass invading the lumen of Mr. Jones' esophagus but I kept this knowledge to myself as I made small...

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Atrion Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

November 3, 2010 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Board of Directors of Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRI) today announced its quarterly cash dividend of 42 cents per share on its outstanding shares of Common Stock. This dividend will be payable on December 15, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 1,...

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Hansen Medical loss widens in 3Q(2)

November 3, 2010 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical robotics company Hansen Medical Inc. said Wednesday that its loss widened slightly in the third quarter, missing Wall Street earnings expectations and sending shares lower in after-hours trading.For the period ended Sept. 30, the company posted a net loss of $12.1 million, or 23 cents...

Hansen Medical loss widens in 3Q

November 3, 2010 1:45 pm | News | Comments

Medical robotics company Hansen Medical Inc. said Wednesday that its loss widened slightly in the third quarter, missing Wall Street earnings expectations and sending shares lower in after-hours trading.For the period ended Sept. 30, the company posted a net loss of $12.1 million, or 23 cents...

Cardinal Health approves $750M stock buyback

November 3, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care products distributor Cardinal Health Inc. said Wednesday it authorized the repurchase of up to $750 million in stock.The authorization allows the company to buy back stock at any time through Nov. 30, 2013. Cardinal Health said it bought back $250 million in stock during July and...

Netsmart Technologies Software Supports Shawnee Mental Health Center Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care Initiative

November 3, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GREAT RIVER, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2010 /- Netsmart Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for health and human services organizations, announced that one if its mental health provider customers, Shawnee (Ohio) Mental Health Center, is achieving positive results from a...

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Sleeping pills not easy answer

November 3, 2010 12:32 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

When sleep doesn't come easily, some people turn to what they think is an easy solution – sleeping pills. But according to a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert, sleep medications – whether prescription or over-the-counter – shouldn't be taken lightly. "All...

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O.I. Corporation Announces Results for Third Quarter of 2010

November 3, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

O.I. Corporation (NASDAQ: OICO) today announced its results for the three months ended September 30, 2010. These results are summarized below.The limited information contained in this press release is not adequate information upon which to make an informed investment decision....

Mass. nets $126M from federal biotech grants

November 3, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Health and Human Services department has confirmed that about 300 Massachusetts life sciences companies have received $126 million in federal funds through the Therapeutic Discovery Project Grants.

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