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Tenet 4Q profit soars as admissions drop slows

February 25, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Friday its fourth-quarter earnings soared as revenue received a boost from patient volumes, and the company trimmed some expenses.The Dallas company earned $74 million, or 14 cents per share, in the three months that ended Dec. 31. That compares to...

Verenium CEO Riva retiring; CFO Levine taking helm

February 25, 2011 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Verenium Corp., a maker of specialty enzymes, announced Friday that its president and CEO, Carlos Riva, will retire on March 31 and be succeeded by the company's chief financial officer James Levine.

Cigna declares annual dividend of 4 cents

February 25, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Cigna Corp., on Thursday, declared an annual dividend of 4 cents.The dividend is payable April 11 to shareholders of record as of March 11.Cigna also added $500 million to its share repurchase authorization. The company said it now has $675 million remaining on its stock buyback...

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Accuray's General Counsel Wins Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Award

February 25, 2011 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Darren Milliken , was named "Best General Counsel, Small Public Company" by the...

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Use of a Simple Three-Step Process and Prevention Algorithm to Protect Skin Shown to Reduce Pressure Ulcers

February 25, 2011 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SKILLMAN, N.J., Feb. 25, 2011 /- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced the introduction of a new national campaign to help reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in hospital and post-acute care...

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Cardiac device maker CardioFocus raises nearly $14M

February 25, 2011 4:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

CardioFocus Inc. of Marlborough, a maker of laser ablation treatments for atrial fibrillation, has raised $13.64 million of a planned $15.64 million equity round, the company reported in a regulatory filing.

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China Pharma Holdings, Inc. to Report Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results on March 3, 2011

February 25, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HAIKOU, China, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. ("China Pharma") (NYSE Amex: CPHI ), which develops, manufactures, and markets specialty pharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it plans to release its fiscal year 2010 financial...

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Healthy Living for the Radiologist In Training

February 25, 2011 4:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

I am reminded of what my mentor in internship taught me about perfecting my craft. He believed that without achieving harmony in five different areas, it would be very difficult to excel professionally. Financial, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health, he professed, were the...

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WD® Establishes Hard Drive R & D Center in Singapore

February 25, 2011 1:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, Feb. 25, 2011 /- Western Digital ® (NYSE: WDC ) announced today that it has established a research and development center in Singapore, where the company will leverage the local talent pool and expertise of research organizations, such as Singapore's...

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Golden Meditech Acquires Remaining Stake in Chinese Herbal Medicine Business

February 25, 2011 1:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HONG KONG, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Golden Meditech Holdings Limited ("Golden Meditech" or the "Group," - 801.HK; 910801.TW), China's leading integrated healthcare enterprise, is pleased to announce that the Group will acquire the remaining interests in the Group's...

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Gen-Probe to Webcast Three Upcoming Investor Presentations

February 25, 2011 1:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2011 /- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that the Company will present at three upcoming investor conferences: RBC Capital Markets' Healthcare Conference in New York at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on March 2.  The Company also will participate...

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Bone drug zoledronic acid may help prevent spread of early lung cancer

February 24, 2011 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A drug that is currently used to help treat bone metastases in patients with lung cancer could also be useful at an earlier stage of treatment, to prevent the cancer from spreading in the first place, Italian researchers have found.

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Quick, easy test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers

February 24, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) An inexpensive and rapid testing method can effectively identify a sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express a molecule associated with increased risk of disease progression or recurrence, US researchers have found

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Oncogene AEG-1 strongly predicts response to erlotinib treatment in EGFR-mutant lung cancer

February 24, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Spanish researchers have identified a gene whose expression level strongly predicts how well certain lung cancer patients will respond to treatment with the drug erlotinib.

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A*STAR IME works with Pirelli to reinvent the wheel

February 24, 2011 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), today announced that it has developed and successfully demonstrated an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio for use in Pirelli?s Cyber? Tyre.

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