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Statewide Initiative Launched to Help Ensure Patients Receive Appropriate High-Tech Diagnostic Imaging Exams

November 10, 2010 1:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new initiative launched by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI, www.icsi.org ), a nonprofit, health care improvement organization, could save the Minnesota health care community more than $28 million annually,...

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Concord Medical to Hold Annual General Meeting on December 11, 2010

November 10, 2010 1:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (the "Company" or "Concord Medical") (NYSE: CCM ), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it will hold its annual general...

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NEWMEDS announces new drug database

November 9, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(King's College London) In a remarkable and unprecedented collaboration NEWMEDS (Novel Methods leading to NeW MEdications in Depression and Schizophrenia) have pooled resources to bring together data of 23,401 anonymous patients from 67 trials on 11 compounds in over 25 countries...

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APHA 2010: Attacking the drinking culture on college campuses from different directions

November 9, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) A multi-tiered effort designed to stem binge drinking at a large university and to change the campus drinking culture produced notable results during a 2.5-year Indiana University study. Freshmen living on campus showed significant drops in the average number...

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APHA 2010: College days -- more sedentary days

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

(Indiana University) A study by Indiana University exercise physiologist Jeanne Johnston found that college students become significantly more sedentary as they move toward their senior year. Johnston discusses her findings on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the American Public Health Association...

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Implanting Artificial Limbs in the Body

November 9, 2010 7:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Surgically installing prostheses into bones works better than traditional methods, but it still presents a significant risk of infection.

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Biotechs, pharma look at what's next for biosimilars

November 9, 2010 7:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The rubber has hit the road in the debate over legislation, approved in March, to create a regulatory pathway for generic versions of cell-based drugs known as biosimilars. The FDA has yet to issue rules on the new law, but the biotechnology world got a peek into the future landscape of...

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VTI to enter MEMS timing device market.

November 9, 2010 5:35 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Broadening its product offering and furthering its expansion into the consumer electronics market, VTI Technologies announced today at Electronica 2010 in Munich its entrance into the MEMS timing device market.

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Rubicon Technology celebrates production of the first sapphire at its new Batavia, IL facility.

November 9, 2010 5:34 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New facility responds to increasing demand for high quality, high yield large diameter sapphire wafers worldwide.

AAOS Clinical Guideline for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures Presents More Questions Than Answers for Medical Community

November 9, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /- The clinical practice guideline recently issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for treating spinal compression fractures has left the medical community scratching its head about what to tell patients. Spinal compression fractures (also...

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2010 Prevention: National Lung Cancer Screening Trial Teleconference

November 9, 2010 12:37 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Listen to this press conference with Christine Berg, M.D., of the Early Detection Research Group at the National Cancer Institute, who presented the initial results of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial at AACR's Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference.

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statins, cancer risk, AACR, Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, American Association for Cancer Research

November 9, 2010 12:36 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers have further established that long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk, according to study results presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010,...

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Use of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Increases Fracture Risk Among Prostate Cancer Patients

November 9, 2010 12:35 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Men with history of fracture and comorbidities are at an increased risk of fracture after long-term use of androgen deprivation therapy, and initiating this therapy should be carefully considered in older men with localized prostate cancer.

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Home Exposure to Tobacco Carcinogens High in Children of Smokers

November 9, 2010 12:35 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Ninety percent of children who lived in a house where an adult smoked had evidence of tobacco-related carcinogens in their urine, according to research presented at the Ninth AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held here from Nov 7-10, 2010.

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Very Few Eligible Young Women Opt to Take HPV Vaccine

November 9, 2010 12:34 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Despite strong evidence of its effectiveness, few of the young women who are eligible for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine take it, according to research presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10. What’s...

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