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Tests on century-old equipment show how far X-rays have come

March 15, 2011 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Researchers recently tested first-generation x-ray equipment from 1896 and found that it produced radiation doses and exposure times that were vastly higher than those of today's systems, according a new study.


Officials: Health Net aware of data breach in Feb.

March 15, 2011 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data servers containing the personal financial information, Social Security numbers and health history for nearly 2 million Health Net customers nationwide have been missing from a Sacramento-area office for roughly a month, authorities said Tuesday.The Connecticut attorney general's office...

Unusual treatment of colonic perforation

March 15, 2011 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(World Journal of Gastroenterology) A research team from Italy described a case of a sigmoid perforation repaired with endoclips and endoloops, and sealed with fibrin glue. The effectiveness of this approach was confirmed on laparoscopic examination.


Dentsply to withdraws 2011 earnings guidance

March 15, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dentsply International Inc. on Tuesday withdrew its 2011 earnings projections, citing uncertainty over how the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will affect the dental products maker's business."While our global business has started the year strong and we remain on track...

Cepheid nominates Glenn Steele Jr. for board seat

March 15, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Molecular diagnostics testing company Cepheid said Tuesday that it is nominating Glen Steele Jr. for election to its board.Steele is CEO of Geisinger Health System, a physician-led health care system in Pennsylvania. He came from University of Chicago, where he served as a professor of surgery,...

Syneron Forms "Syneron Beauty" Subsidiary Focused on Direct to Consumer Home-Use Market; Appoints Fabian Tenenbaum as CEO of Syneron Beauty

March 15, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), the leading global aesthetic device company, announced today the formation of a new subsidiary, Syneron Beauty, which will consolidate the Company's consumer businesses, including the development, sales, marketing and distribution for all of Syneron's...

Media Statement on Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Fleming Pharmaceuticals Stepping Up Production of Nuclear Antidote

March 15, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield – one of two FDA-approved potassium iodide medicines used in nuclear emergencies to block the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine to avoid thyroid cancer – is stepping up...


The Electro-Nail - Better Design for Faster Healing. ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Auction of an Advanced Electro-Nail Implant System for Electro-Magnetic Bone Stimulation in Orth...

March 15, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /- Developed by Neue Magnetodyn and represented by ICAP Ocean Tomo , this portfolio represents the second lot available from Neue Magnetodyn that will be auctioned at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction event March 31st in New York City. The assets of...


BD Donates $325,000 for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts

March 15, 2011 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 15, 2011 /- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it is donating $325,000 to assist in relief efforts for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. BD will distribute these funds...


MGMA Survey: Academic Radiology Faculty Docs Compensation Up Slightly

March 15, 2011 11:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Yes, reimbursements are down and costs are up - but for academic faculty specialist physicians, there is some good news: Your income has increased slightly, according to new data from the Medical Group Management Association.


TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 15, 2011.Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN): $0.1. Payable Apr 01. Record Mar 17.Bce Inc. 1st Pr Series 'ag' (TSX:BCE.PR.G): $0.271875. Payable May 01. Record Apr 01.Bce Inc. 1st Pr...

American Regent Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% 30 mL Multiple Dose Vials

March 15, 2011 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 15, 2011 /- American Regent is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the three lots listed below of the following product: Bacter i o satic Sod iu m Ch l oi de Injection , USP, 0 . 9%, 3 0 mL, Multipl e Dos e V i alsN DC# 0 5 1 7 -0 6 4 8 -25 PLEASE NOTE:...

Home Medical Equipment Group Supports Bipartisan Bill to Repeal the Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Program for Homecare

March 15, 2011 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare strongly endorses bipartisan legislation to repeal the misguided and deeply flawed Medicare "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services (durable medical equipment)....

New England states get piece of AstraZeneca settlement

March 15, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

All six New England states will receive a share of a $68.5 million settlement from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP over the improper marketing of antipsychotic drug, Seroquel.

Neuro Kinetics to Showcase I-Portal® Research at Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill

March 15, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PITTSBURGH, March 15, 2011 /- Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) ( ), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide for neurophysiologic/neurotologic testing, said today that it will showcase its eye-tracking I-Portal® technology and the...



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