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Call for speakers to present at IQPC's MEDCon, the Medical Electronic Device Conference and Expo

December 17, 2010 5:36 am | by MEDCon | Comments

The Medical Electronic Device Conference & Expo (MEDCon), being held May 16 - 18, 2011 at Navy Pier in Chicago focuses on specific needs of electrical and design engineers for medical devices.


Beetroot juice could help people live more active lives

December 17, 2010 5:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Exeter) New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties -- its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives.


The high price of sleep disorders

December 17, 2010 5:30 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Copenhagen) Danish sleep researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia in one of the largest studies of its kind. The sleep disorder has...


Friday Microcap Tips: Colorado Goldfields Inc., Greenshift Corp., Electric Car Co. Inc., Wellstar Int'l Inc., Camelot Entertainment Group Inc., dPollution International Inc.

December 17, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments, a leading authority for micro cap research, provides in-depth due diligence and analysis of stocks in every corner of the market. MicroCapsDaily Investment Stock Report's primary mission is to anticipate which small cap and micro cap companies are on the verge of...

Functional Technologies Raises $4,000,000

December 17, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments () —Functional Technologies Corp. (TSX VENTURE: FEB) reports that the non-brokered private placement announced in its news releases of December 3 and 8, 2010 has closed raising gross proceeds of approximately $4,000,000 by the issuance of 7,272,845 units....

Drug Combinations That May Cause Major Drug Interactions Common Among Seniors Who Take Antidepressants, According to Thomson Reuters Research

December 17, 2010 2:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 17, 2010 /- More than half of older Americans who were prescribed antidepressants for the first time were already taking a medication that could adversely interact with the antidepressant , according to a new study from Thomson Reuters. For one-fourth of the seniors...


Drug used in Okla. execution could gain wider use

December 16, 2010 10:45 pm | by SEAN MURPHY - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A sedative Oklahoma used to execute a death row inmate that is commonly used to euthanize animals could become more popular because of a nationwide shortage of a key ingredient in several states' lethal injection formulas, death penalty experts say.John David Duty is believed to be the first...

Non-Profit Shares Concerns with FDA on Avastin Breast Cancer Recommendation

December 16, 2010 8:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ARDMORE, Pa., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Marisa Weiss, president and founder of and a breast oncologist in the Philadelphia area submitted a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prior to the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) meeting to...


U.S. FDA Approves Second Bayer Oral Contraceptive That Also Raises Folate Levels

December 16, 2010 4:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral contraceptive (OC), SAFYRAL™ (drospirenone 3 mg/ ethinyl estradiol 30 mcg/ levomefolate calcium 451 mcg tablets and levomefolate...


Zimmer Holdings to Present at 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

December 16, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, announced that it will be participating in the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California, on January 10, 2011, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. A...


Avastin (bevacizumab): Process for Removal of Breast Cancer Indication Begun(2)

December 16, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA recommending removing the breast cancer indication for Avastin because the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use.


Avastin (bevacizumab): Process for Removal of Breast Cancer Indication Begun

December 16, 2010 2:30 pm | Comments

FDA recommending removing the breast cancer indication for Avastin because the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use.

Cigna completes offer, buys $169 million in notes(2)

December 16, 2010 1:46 pm | Comments

Health care benefit provider Cigna Corp. said Thursday it completed a tender offer for up to $300 million of 6.35 percent senior notes due in 2018.Cigna said it will purchase $169.3 million in notes that were tendered by the Dec. 15 expirationCigna shares fell 49 cents to close Thursday at...

Elsevier Foundation announces 2010 grants for libraries in developing countries

December 16, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2010 recipients of grants under its Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, committing over $300,000 to support the work of libraries in developing countries. The 2010 grant recipients were selected from 260...


Road to a safer future

December 16, 2010 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) A successful collaborative effort between researchers and industry partners has led to the development of an automated and robust traffic surveillance system, which could make road travel across Europe safer for all.



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