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Planned home births associated with tripling of neonatal mortality rate vs. planned hospital births

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a study published online today by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, analyzed the results of multiple studies from around the world. They report that less medical intervention,...

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AAO-HNS releases consensus statement: diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) Today, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) announced the release of a consensus statement to address ambiguities and disparities in the diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise (NVC).

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Drug Device for Hearing Loss

June 30, 2010 8:38 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An implant could deliver drugs directly to the cochlea.

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Brookwood Medical clears construction hurdle

June 30, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge says Brookwood Medical Center should be allowed to build Alabama's first freestanding emergency department near the intersection of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119.An administrative law judge made the ruling Wednesday. The issue now goes before the state Certificate of Need board, which meets...

Charleston man pleads guilty in embezzlement

June 30, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Charleston investment adviser has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a company's employee benefit plan.The federal prosecutor's office says 50-year-old Knox Fuqua entered his plea before U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. on Wednesday. Fuqua faces up to five years in prison when he is...

US plan to pay hospitals for performance could hurt those in less-advantaged areas

June 30, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(New York University) The nationwide implementation of hospital pay-for-performance threatens to act as a "reverse Robin Hood," according to a New York University-led study published in the academic journal PLoS Medicine on June 29, 2010.

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MarSurf UD 120 Measures Surface and Contour in Single Pass

June 30, 2010 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new MarSurf UD 120 from Mahr Federal can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass. The system provides high accuracy over a large measuring range in nanometer resolutions.

SMOS shines at symposium

June 30, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Space Agency) Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational. Early results are proving very encouraging with its first observations due to be released in early July.

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Strong Attendance Expected at Canada's Major Manufacturing Event as Manufacturing Sales Continue to Rise

June 30, 2010 12:36 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

Toronto, Canada, June 28, 2010 - With a steady increase in manufacturing sales eight out of the last 10 months and a predicted upward trend, Canadian manufacturers are gearing up for better times ahead.

MicroBlasting Solution for Texturing Dental Implants

June 30, 2010 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Comco Inc. has integrated the precision of micro-abrasive blasting with an advanced machining platform to create an ideal system for texturing dental implants. The Advanced Lathe LA3250 delivers a high degree of accuracy in its coordinated motion eliminating the need for masking.

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Series of High Capacity Power Rockers Are Ideal for Heavy Duty Applications

June 30, 2010 11:58 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the SW3800 Series of high-capacity rocker switches. The series devices have a robust design and high electrical capacity.

The State of the Distribution Workforce

June 30, 2010 11:34 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) have funded a research project titled State of the Distribution Workforce and What It Means for the Material Handling Industry. MHIA

Keeping weight down can decrease risk of arthritis

June 30, 2010 11:33 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Losing weight reduces the risk of developing arthritis, especially in the knees.

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End-of-arm-tooling vacuum systems provide millisecond attach-and-release

June 30, 2010 11:25 am | Anver Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

A line of micro-miniature venturi vacuum pumps, suspensions, and vacuum cups for fast attach-and-release EOAT (end-of-arm-tooling) in automation systems is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

MELA Sciences offering shares at a discount

June 30, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker MELA Sciences Inc. said Wednesday it will publicly offer 2.2 million shares of common stock at a discount.The company offered the shares at $7.50 apiece, marking a 9.6 percent discount from the stock's closing price of $8.30 on Tuesday.Shares of MELA fell 98 cents, or 11.8...

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