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Study suggests lower risk of coronary heart disease from alcohol, even with hazardous drinking

April 27, 2011 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) A study suggests a lower risk of coronary heart disease from alcohol, even with hazardous drinking.

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Large differences in mortality between urban and isolated rural areas

April 27, 2011 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Norwegian Institute of Public Health) In urban communities, less than 1 in 100 inhabitants died from Spanish flu in 1918, but in isolated communities up to 9 out of 10 died. This could be due to different exposure to influenza in the decades before Spanish flu. People in urban...

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A less painful colonoscopy

April 27, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Tufts University) Colonoscopy is regarded as the most thorough way to screen for colon cancer but it can be a painful procedure. Tufts researchers have developed a technique that could potentially reduce patient discomfort while also ensuring the accuracy of the exam.

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Mass. House votes to repeal gift ban on pharma, med devices

April 27, 2011 10:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to overturn the 2008 gift ban that regulates interactions between doctors and medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

NxStage Medical names Miller to new international growth role

April 27, 2011 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

NxStage Medical Inc., a Lawrence maker of dialysis products, has named Michael Miller Jr. to the new post of president, international. In the new position, he will be charged with promoting NxStage's global growth in the European Union, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

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Summary Box: WellPoint 1Q profit rises about 6 pct

April 27, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE RESULTS: Health insurer WellPoint Inc. earned $926.6 million, or $2.44 per share, in the first quarter, up from $876.8 million, or $1.96 per share, a year earlier. Total revenue fell slightly to $14.89 billion.THE REASONS: The insurer cut selling, general and administrative expenses more than 4...

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. to Host First-Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call

April 27, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27, 2011 /- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD ) today announced it will host a conference call to discuss the Company's first-quarter results on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To hear a live webcast of the call, visit...

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Making Childbirth Safer

April 27, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, April 27, 2011 /- Trig Medical, Inc. announces the U.S. launch of LaborPro®, the new standard for labor progression management, at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2011 Annual Clinical Meeting, taking place April 30 – May 4, 2011 in...

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IGBT module tops the competition in current density: 4.9 A/cm² for 3-level inverters

April 27, 2011 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Semikron presents its newest MiniSKiiP IGBT power semiconductor module, which is now also available in 3-level topology.

Alere 1Q profit slips on higher costs

April 27, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical diagnostics company Alere Inc. said Wednesday its profit fell slightly in the first quarter on rising costs.Alere said its net income declined to $8.1 million, or 9 cents per share, from $9 million, or 11 cents per share, a year ago.The company's results from both periods included...

comScore Announces Availability of Media Planning Tool Leveraging Behavioral Insights into Online Usage Habits of Doctors

April 27, 2011 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RESTON, Va. and MT. LAUREL, N.J., April 27, 2011 /- comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR ), a leader in measuring the digital world, and ImpactRx, a pharmaceutical insights company, today announced the availability of the comScore Physicians Panel Media Planning Tool, the only tool that provides...

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900,000 Healthcare Providers Now Part of CAQH Universal Provider Datasource

April 27, 2011 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /- The CAQH® Universal Provider Datasource® (UPD®) has registered its 900,000th provider firmly establishing it as the go-to resource for complete and reliable self-reported data from physicians and other healthcare professionals.  Three out...

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Sacramento Police Upgrades Search and Rescue Technology with EmSeeQ® Wearable Locator System to Improve Safety for At-Risk Adults and Children

April 27, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRISCO, Texas, April 27, 2011 /- The City of Sacramento Police Department (Calif.) is proud to announce today the availability of the EmFinder's EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology to quickly locate individuals who are prone to wandering due to cognitive...

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NxStage® Names Michael Miller, Jr. President, International

April 27, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAWRENCE, Mass., April 27, 2011 /- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that Michael Miller, Jr., former Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cardiac Care Business at Philips Healthcare, has joined the...

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Less than One-Third of Patients Taking Montelukast (Singulair®) Therapy for Asthma or Allergies without Trying First-Line Medications End Up Staying on the Medication

April 27, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 27, 2011 /- Patients with asthma or allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies), initially prescribed montelukast (Singulair®) instead of typical first-line therapy have low rates of persistence on montelukast and may ultimately discontinue therapy altogether,...

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