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New evidence caffeine may slow Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, restore cognitive function

May 17, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IOS Press) Although caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug worldwide, its potential beneficial effect for maintenance of proper brain functioning has only recently begun to be adequately appreciated. Substantial evidence from epidemiological studies and fundamental...

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Wrinkles are scarier than skin cancer for young tanners

May 17, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Northwestern University) The most effective way to convince young women to cut back on their indoor tanning, a habit that hikes their risk of melanoma 75 percent, is to warn them that it will cause leathery, wrinkled skin. They're not worried about skin cancer, according to new...

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Euthanasia and the use of end-of-life drugs without explicit request

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Despite fears to the contrary, the use of drugs to end life without patient request has not increased since euthanasia was legalized in Belgium, states an article in CMAJ.

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Sausage a day 'raises heart risk'

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Small amounts of processed meat increases the risk of developing heart disease, while steak does not, research suggests.

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Urine infections 'turn resistant'

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Urinary tract infections are becoming harder to treat because of emerging resistance to current antibiotic drugs, experts warn.

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Smallpox demise link to HIV boom

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

The worldwide eradication of smallpox may, inadvertently, have helped spread HIV infection, scientists believe.

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Agilent posts 2Q profit as restructuring ends

May 17, 2010 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With its restructuring efforts mostly complete, scientific instrument maker Agilent Technologies Inc. said Monday that it turned a profit in its fiscal second quarter.In the quarter that ended April 30, Agilent said it earned $108 million, or 31 cents per share. A year earlier, the company...

GLG Life narrows Q1 loss to $1.3M from $1.5M

May 17, 2010 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GLG Life Tech Corp. (TSX:GLG;NASDAQ:GLGL), a Vancouver-based maker of sugar-substitute products, reports its net loss in the first quarter fell to $1.3 million from $1.5 million a year earlier.The company said Monday it lost five cents a share for the three months ended March 31, compared with...

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Canadian earnings declared Monday: Diaz Resources, Lab Research, Neovasc

May 17, 2010 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earning declared Monday as of 4 p.m. ET:Diaz Resources Ltd. (TSX:DZR): Three months ended March 31, 2010, net loss $1,486,000, net loss $0.02 a share; 2009, net loss $9,754,000, net loss $0.15 a share. Revenue: 2010, $1,690,000; 2009, $2,248,000.Lab Research Inc. (TSX:LRI): Three...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Certain Cuffed Shiley Tracheostomy Tubes

May 17, 2010 11:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: The company has voluntarily recalled this device because they may leak air, resulting in inadequate ventilation.

Implanted Sleep Device Shows Promising Early Results

May 17, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. and NEW ORLEANS , May 17 /- Apnex Medical announced today that preliminary data from a first-in-man clinical study showed significant improvements in sleep for people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Apnex HGNS™ System, developed by the St. Paul...

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CareFusion Completes Medegen Acquisition

May 17, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , May 17 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global medical device company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Medegen, a leading innovator in clinically differentiated needleless access connectors and administration sets that deliver intravenous (IV)...

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Lab Research Q1 loss down to $2.7M from $3M, revenue up nearly 10 per cent

May 17, 2010 11:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Contract research company Lab Research Inc. (TSX:LRI) says its first-quarter loss declined to $2.7 million or five cents a share compared with $3 million or 16 cents a share in the same 2009 period. Revenue increased nearly 10 per cent to $14.1 million.

Glass electrode powers smallest pump

May 17, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nanodevice could be used to sample or treat single cells. A team of engineers has created the world's smallest pump. The minute device, similar in size to a human red blood cell, is powered by an electrode made from something that doesn't usually conduct electricity ? glass.

3M joins the Desertec Industrial Initiative

May 17, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

3M Germany has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) as an associated partner. The diversified technology company, which has been constantly developing its business with renewable energies over recent years, will contribute its know-how in the area of film, adhesive and coating...

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