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Kids now see fewer television ads for sweets and beverages, but more for fast food

July 5, 2010 3:39 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(JAMA and Archives Journals) Children saw fewer television advertisements for certain foods, including those for sweets and beverages, in 2007 compared with 2003, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the September print issue of Archives of Pediatrics &...

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Circadin is Approved in the EU for Treatment of Primary Insomnia in Patients Aged 55 or Over for up to 3 Months

July 5, 2010 3:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel , July 5, 2010 /- Neurim Pharmaceuticals ( http://www.Neurim.com ) confirmed today that the European Commission (EC) has approved a change in treatment duration with Circadin from 3 to 13 weeks (3 months). Circadin is indicated for the treatment of primary insomnia in...

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New tool to rule out coronary heart disease in primary care

July 5, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A simple new rule can help primary care physicians rule out coronary heart disease in patients with chest pain, states a study published in CMAJ.

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Depression symptoms show little change during the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease

July 5, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rush University Medical Center) Researchers at Rush University Medical Center found that depressive symptoms show little change during the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests that depression is truly a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and not...

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Heart patients with anxiety disorder experience more cardiovascular events, deaths

July 5, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(JAMA and Archives Journals) Among patients with heart disease, anxiety disorders appear to be associated with a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure and death, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Digital embryo gains wings

July 5, 2010 12:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have captured fruit fly development on film, creating the Fly Digital Embryo. In work published today in Nature Methods, they were also the first to clearly record how a zebrafish's eyes...

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FDA Approves Strativa Pharmaceuticals' Zuplenz® (ondansetron) Oral Soluble Film

July 2, 2010 8:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. , July 2 /- Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zuplenz® (ondansetron) oral soluble film for the prevention of postoperative, highly and moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy-induced, and...

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Cepheid Xpert MRSA-SA Blood Culture Assay for Use with the GeneXpert Dx System: Class I Recall

July 2, 2010 8:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The firm received increasing numbers of complaints for false negative MRSA results. False negative could result in incorrect treatment or delay of care for patients with MRSA infection.

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Wallabies and bats harbor 'fossil' genes from the most deadly family of human viruses

July 2, 2010 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Modern marsupials may be popular animals at the zoo and in children's books, but new findings by University at Buffalo biologists reveal that they harbor a "fossil" copy of a gene that codes for filoviruses, which cause Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers...

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Yale Researchers win $3.5M for Hepatitis C study

July 2, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Yale University researchers have received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study of hepatitis C virus. a deadly pathogen that attacks the liver and afflicts about 170 million people worldwide.

MiMedx Group, Inc. Announces Release Date for Second Quarter Results

July 2, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MARIETTA, Ga. , July 2 /- MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected biomaterial-based products, announced today that its results for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2010 , will be released before the opening of...

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Watson Completes Acquisition of CRINONE® and PROCHIEVE® Product Line and Shares of Columbia Laboratories

July 2, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. , July 2 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) today completed the acquisition of the U.S. rights to Columbia Laboratories' CRINONE® and PROCHIEVE® progesterone gel product line and 11,200,000 shares of Columbia common stock. "We are pleased to add...

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LIFEPAK 20 and LIFEPAK 20e External Defibrillator/Monitors by Physio-Control Inc.: Class I Recall Due To Power Supply Failure(2)

July 2, 2010 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

A power supply assembly failure can result in the inability to deliver defibrillation therapy.

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LIFEPAK 20 and LIFEPAK 20e External Defibrillator/Monitors by Physio-Control Inc.: Class I Recall Due To Power Supply Failure

July 2, 2010 11:30 am | Comments

A power supply assembly failure can result in the inability to deliver defibrillation therapy.

Micrus replacing CKE on S & P SmallCap 600

July 2, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Friday that medical device maker Micrus Endovascular Corp. will replace CKE Restaurants Inc. in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on July 7.CKE Restaurants is being acquired by affiliates of Apollo Management in a deal expected to close on or about...

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