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Society of Interventional Radiology Supports Research for New M.S. Treatments

August 26, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing that venous interventions may potentially play an important role in treating some patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis -- an incurable, disabling disease -- the Society of Interventional Radiology has issued a position...

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Endologix Receives CE Mark Approval for Expanded Line of Powerlink Products and PowerFit Aortic Extensions

August 26, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 26 /- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq:  ELGX), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that it received CE Mark approval to market its expanded offering of Powerlink® stent graft products and PowerFit™ Aortic Extensions...

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Safety Investigation of Non-Coring (Huber) Needles: Updated August 26, 2010

August 26, 2010 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Huber needles are used to access ports implanted under the skin of chronically ill patients for repeated access to veins for the withdrawal of blood and infusion of medication, nutritional solutions, blood products, and imaging solutions...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Multi-Med, Inc., 22 Gauge x 1 inch Straight and Right Angle Huber Needles and Navilyst Medical Inc., Vaxcel Implantable Vascular Access Systems ...

August 26, 2010 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Huber needles are safety needles used on vascular access ports implanted in patients in need of repeated intravenous therapy. A "coring" Huber needle could damage the implanted port by removing silicone slivers from the access membrane...

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Mass. reaches $1.35M settlement with biotech co.

August 26, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Massachusetts officials say a biotech company has agreed to pay $1.35 million to resolve allegations that it marketed medical products for purposes that had not been approved by regulators.Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement Thursday that Hopkinton-based Stryker Biotech had...

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Bio-Reference Labs' fiscal 3Q profit jumps 24 pct

August 26, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. said Thursday its fiscal third-quarter net income jumped 24 percent, as the clinical laboratory testing services provider increased the number of patients served and its revenue per patient.The Elmwood Park, N.J., company earned $8 million, or 29 cents per share,...

Black rice rivals pricey blueberries as source of healthful antioxidants

August 26, 2010 7:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Health conscious consumers who hesitate at the price of fresh blueberries and blackberries, fruits renowned for high levels of healthful antioxidants, now have an economical alternative. It is black rice, one variety of which got the moniker "forbidden...

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CareFusion Announces National Launch of Spinal Fracture Device

August 26, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the national commercial launch of the AVA max® Vertebral Balloon, a minimally invasive device for use during kyphoplasty, a procedure for treating spinal compression fractures....

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World's Tallest Man Stretches Out for Needed Gamma Knife Surgery

August 26, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /- Much of Sultan Kosen's eight feet, two-inch stature rose up in an 17-year period starting at age 10, when the benign tumor in his brain's pituitary gland highjacked the organ, causing it to secrete massive amounts of growth hormone, making Mr. Kosen's body grow fast...

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DePuy Orthopaedics Voluntarily Recalls ASRâ„¢ Hip System

August 26, 2010 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 26 /- DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced it is voluntarily recalling the ASRâ„¢ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASRâ„¢ Hip Resurfacing System used in hip replacement surgery due to the number of patients who required a second hip replacement procedure, called a...

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Insurer Humana names CEO McCallister as chairman

August 26, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. on Thursday named long-standing CEO Michael B. McCallister as chairman, succeeding David A. Jones Jr. who has resigned from the post but will remain on the board.The Louisville, Ky., company did not say why Jones chose to step down. Jones is founder and managing...

Healthcare RFID firm Wavemark lands $4M funding

August 26, 2010 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Wavemark Inc., a healthcare RFID tech firm in Littleton, has raised $3.9 million in an equity financing. The company adds RFID technology to expensive medical devices to help medical facilities track the devices.

Who hasn't had dental cavities?

August 26, 2010 6:30 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A research study has for the first time revealed data about dental cavities, periodontal disease, oral treatment needs, the use of dental prostheses and dental hygiene habits among the adult population in the Valencia region. The...

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Alere and AirStrip Technologies - a Powerful Collaboration Brings Innovative Remote Patient Monitoring to Obstetrical Care

August 26, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /- Alere Health, LLC, a leader in personal health support solutions (a division of Alere Inc.) (NYSE: ALR ), today announced a new collaboration with AirStrip Technologies Inc., a pioneer in mobile medical software development. (Logo:...

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Patterson fiscal 1Q profit rises 20 percent

August 26, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dental and veterinary products supplier Patterson Cos. Inc. said Thursday its fiscal first quarter profit climbed 20 percent, as sales for its two largest businesses rose and the company had an extra week in the quarter.The St. Paul, Minn., company said its net income rose to $53.9 million, or...

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