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Universal Health buys Psychiatric Solutions

May 17, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Universal Health Services Inc. said Monday that it will buy Psychiatric Solutions Inc. for about $2 billion in cash to help strengthen its behavioral services unit and grow its overall business.The companies value the total deal at approximately $3.1 billion, which includes $1.1 billion in...

China Biologic Products Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

May 17, 2010 3:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TAI'AN, China , May 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Biologic Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBPO ) ("China Biologic" or the "Company"), one of the leading plasma-based biopharmaceutical companies in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), operating through its indirect majority-owned...


Refinancing costs drive big 1Q loss at Accellent

May 17, 2010 1:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Bid to extend loan maturities past 2013 trims Accellent Inc. bottom line by $5.8 million, overshadowing first sequential growth in revenues for contract manufacturer in two years Accellent_100.jpg Recent efforts to retool long-term debt at Accellent Inc. had the short-term...


ThromboGenics and BioInvent to Receive EUR10 Million Milestone as Partner Roche Begins New Clinical Study with TB-403

May 17, 2010 1:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LEUVEN, Belgium and LUND, Sweden , May 17, 2010 /- - Trial to Study Patients with Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR) and BioInvent International AB (OMXS: BINV) announce today...


Stress link to financial squeeze

May 16, 2010 5:39 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Work pressures during the recession have caused a big rise in mental health problems, according to the charity MIND.


Report: UHS in talks to buy Psychiatric Solutions

May 16, 2010 3:10 pm | by MARLEY SEAMAN - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Universal Health Services Inc. is close to a deal to acquire mental-health hospital operator Psychiatric Solutions Inc. that could be worth almost $2 billion, according to media reports Sunday.Universal Health Services, one of the nation's largest hospital operators, is offering to buy...

Phone-cancer link 'inconclusive'

May 16, 2010 2:38 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

The largest study to date on links between mobile phone use and brain cancer proves inconclusive, WHO researchers say.


Children with severe asthma at increased risk of developing COPD

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Children with severe asthma have more than 30 times the risk of developing adult chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) as adults compared to children without asthma, according to a prospective longitudinal cohort study from the Royal Children's...


New technique may quickly distinguish between active and latent TB

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) An emerging technique designed to quickly distinguish between people with active and dormant tuberculosis may help health professionals diagnose the disease sooner, thereby potentially limiting early exposure to the disease, according to a study...


False positives in TB diagnosis lead to real negatives for HIV patients

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) HIV-infected patients who are falsely diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) have higher rates of mortality than those who are correctly diagnosed with the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at University of California-San Francisco...


9% growth expected in laser market

May 16, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Worldwide laser sales fell 25 percent in 2009, the first decline since 2000. Subsequently, 2009 was still among the 6 top revenue years in the history of the laser.

Higher oxygen levels improve preterm survival, increase risk for eye condition

May 16, 2010 9:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Two findings from an NIH research network study provide new information on how much oxygen very preterm infants should receive starting at birth and the most effective means to deliver it to them. One finding is that...


Rotarix Vaccine: Update to Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

May 16, 2010 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

UPDATE 05/16/2010. FDA determined it is appropriate for clinicians and health care professionals to resume the use of Rotarix and to continue the use of RotaTeq. Originally posted 03/22/2010


Pulmonary rehabilitation effective for both obese and slim COPD patients

May 16, 2010 5:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) stand to gain as much from pulmonary rehabilitation as their slimmer counterparts, even though as a group they have a lower exercise capacity, according to new research from the University...


Statins decrease risk of clot-related diseases

May 16, 2010 5:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Individuals at risk for clot-related diseases may benefit from taking common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut.



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