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Sun Healthcare buys Countryside Hospice

January 3, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care facility operator Sun Healthcare Group Inc. said Monday it completed the buyout of Countryside Hospice Care Inc. for an undisclosed amount.Countryside is a privately-held, Medicare-certified hospice company based in Anniston, Ala. It provides services to about 200 hospice patients...

Medco Health says MemberHealth agreement will end

January 3, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said Monday its agreement with a subsidiary of insurer Universal American to provide Medicare Part D prescription benefits management will end Dec. 31, 2011.The Franklin Lakes, N.J., company said the end of the contract with MemberHealth LLC...

Infant hydrocephalus, seasonal and linked to farm animals in Uganda(2)

January 3, 2011 5:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Penn State) Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal, linked to farm animals and in part, caused by previous bacterial infection, according to an international team of researchers from Uganda and the United States, who believe that the best...

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How to Stick to New Year's Resolutions(2)

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Social media, Wi-Fi gadgets and a sense of shame keep people motivated.

Genocea lands a massive $35M Series B round

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genocea Biosciences Inc., a Cambridge biotech working on novel vaccines for diseases like herpes and malaria, has taken a huge second funding round, pulling in $35 million in Series B financing and adding Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. to its roster of backers.

Samsung, Elpida and Tohoku Univ Discuss 3D IC at RTI Conference(2)

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

At the recent RTI 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference in Burlington CA we had the chance to discuss 3D technology with experts from Samsung, Elpida and Tohoku University.

IBM and TSMC Discuss 3D IS vs Scaling(2)

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

At the RTI 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference in Burlingame CA Subramanian Iyer, IBM Fellow and Douglas Yu, Sr Director of Interconnect and Packaging for TSMC offered their thoughts on the coming era of 3D IC.

IQuum adds $1M loan for biological platform

January 3, 2011 5:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Marlborough-based IQuum Inc. has raised a $1 million debt financing, per a regulatory filing, for its rapid testing platform that can be used to quickly analyze a raw biological sample such as whole blood or plasma.

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Reform Adds Up to Less Revenue for Health Care Groups(2)

January 3, 2011 5:34 am | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Overhauling the nation's health care system will cause reductions in revenues - in the form of reimbursement cuts by the government and insurers likely to reduce payments to providers - for the county's major health care organizations, local executives say.

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Acetadote (acetylcysteine) Injection: Recall - Particulate Matter Found in a Small Number of Vials(2)

January 3, 2011 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

6 lots of Acetadote is being recalled as a precautionary measure based on observed particulate matter found in a small number of vials.

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Venture-Backed Acquisitions Break All-Time Annual Record; Driven by Chinese Companies, Number of IPOs at Highest Quarterly Level Since 2000

January 3, 2011 4:51 am | Comments

Venture-backed company exit activity was driven by a record-breaking M&A market and the biggest quarter for IPOs since the third quarter of 2000, according to the Exit Poll report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The fourth quarter ended with 32...

Tonsillectomy in children

January 3, 2011 4:51 am | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) A multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, "Tonsillectomy in Children" will be published in the January issue of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery (watch for a new cover and publisher in that issue of the journal)....

Study shows that CPAP therapy reduces fatigue, increases energy in patients with sleep apnea

January 3, 2011 4:51 am | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that three weeks of CPAP therapy significantly reduced fatigue and increased energy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Study finds evidence of increased lung cancer risk among tuberculosis patients

January 3, 2011 4:51 am | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Research published in the January issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology provides compelling evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.

Samsung, Elpida and Tohoku Univ Discuss 3D IC at RTI Conference

January 3, 2011 4:51 am | Comments

At the recent RTI 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference in Burlington CA we had the chance to discuss 3D technology with experts from Samsung, Elpida and Tohoku University.

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