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Covidien prices offering of $1.5B in senior notes

June 22, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Irish drug and medical device maker Covidien PLC has priced an offering of senior notes totaling $1.5 billion, which it will use to help pay for the acquisition of medical device maker ev3 Inc.Covidien said late Monday its subsidiary, Covidien International Finance SA, is offering $500 million in...

NIH and Wellcome Trust announce partnership to support population-based genome studies in Africa

June 22, 2010 4:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) The National Institutes of Health, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Wellcome Trust, a global charity based in London, today announced a partnership to support population-based genetic studies in...


Concord Medical Announces New Centers Opening at Hospital Partner

June 22, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM ), the operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China , today announced that it will add two new centers to...


ISYS® Search Software Wins Key Enterprise Search Contract With UNAIDS

June 22, 2010 2:35 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

ISYS and Partner Raytion Selected to Provide UNAIDS With Enterprise-Wide Information Access SolutionLONDON, 22 June, 2010 - ISYS® Search Software (, a global supplier of enterprise search solutions for information access, management and reuse, today...


Polymer laser pinpoints explosives

June 21, 2010 10:37 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Organic lasers show tremendous promise for sensing the vapours given off by the explosives found in landmines.

Zapping Asthma

June 21, 2010 10:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Patients who have asthma that is not controlled by drugs may benefit from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of the Alair medical device. It uses a catheter with an expanding tip made of four electrodes. Inserted in a lung passageway by a medical professional, these electrodes d


Noninvasive combination technique may reduce number of breast biopsies

June 21, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) By combining two relatively inexpensive technologies based on sound and light waves, researchers hope to lower the rate at which women undergo breast biopsies for suspicious lesions, according to a new study.


Lincare to start issuing dividends

June 21, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home respiratory therapy company Lincare Holdings Inc. said Monday its board has approved the start of quarterly cash dividends of 20 cents.The first dividend will be paid on July 29 to stockholders of record as of July 15.In May, Lincare had declared a three-for-two stock split.The company's...


Learning disabled care is 'worse'

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Some doctors and nurses believe people with learning disabilities get a poorer standard of care, says a charity.


Surveillance colonoscopy should be targeted to high-risk patients

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Gastroenterological Association) Surveillance colonoscopy is effective and cost-effective when targeted to high-risk patients.


JDR increases its 5-Year SIF and remains number one dental journal of 64 in its category

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International & American Association for Dental Research) Today the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced that its Journal of Dental Research remains the number one journal of 64 journal published in the "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine" category...


Seasonality of child abuse a myth

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) A new study of homicides of 797 children younger than age five has found that these deaths occur uniformly throughout the year, dispelling the widely held anecdotal notion that the winter months, and especially winter holidays, are a time of...


More than skin deep, tanning product of sun's rays

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Penn State) People who remain pale and never tan can blame their distant ancestors for choosing to live in the northern reaches of the globe and those who easily achieve a deep tan can thank their ancestors for living in the subtropical latitudes, according to Penn State anthropologists.


Federal Register: Authorization of Emergency Use of Certain In Vitro Diagnostic Devices; Availability

June 21, 2010 1:37 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing the issuance of seven Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) (the Authorizations), two of which were amended after initial issuance, for certain in vitro diagnostic devices.

PARI Pharma's Altera Delivers Gilead's Cayston in Head-to-Head Study With Tobramycin Inhalation Solution

June 21, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MONTEREY, Calif. , June 21 /- In a head-to-head, Phase III clinical trial of Cayston delivered by the Altera Nebulizer System versus tobramycin inhalation solution in cystic fibrosis patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa , the co-primary endpoint of non-inferiority for mean percent change...



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