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Covaris Introduces Bench-top, AFA-based Process Technology

March 25, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOBURN, Mass., March 25, 2011 /- Covaris Incorporated today announced the introduction of the Bench-top SF220 High Performance Formulation Processing System. The SF220 system was designed to extend the company's ground-breaking Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA) technology to higher volume...

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Aetna sues 6 NJ doctors for overbilling

March 25, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aetna Inc. is suing six New Jersey physicians, claiming they filed "unlawful and excessive" bills, including nearly $57,000 for a 25-minute consultation.The lawsuits stem from hospital care where patients were referred to in-network hospitals but received care from out-of-network physicians....

Inadequate diet can lead to anemia in postmenopausal women

March 24, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new study published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association indicates that inadequate nutrition is linked to a greater risk of anemia in postmenopausal women.

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Higher prevalence of psychiatric symptoms found in children with epilepsy

March 24, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A newly published report reveals that children with epilepsy are more likely to have psychiatric symptoms, with gender a determining factor in their development. Findings showed that girls had more emotional problems, while boys had more hyperactivity/inattention...

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STMicroelectronics unveils next-generation iNEMO? engine; Enables new level of motion-sensing applications on smart consumer devices

March 24, 2011 9:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Exciting fusion of motion-sensor data gives smartphone handsets, tablets and gaming devices new utility and features.

Finisar offers to acquire Ignis

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

Fiber-optic communications component and subsystem maker Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has entered into a transaction agreement to make a recommended voluntary public cash offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ignis ASA of Oslo, Norway not currently owned by Finisar for...

Making Targeted Cancer Drugs Work Better

March 24, 2011 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers look beyond genetics to discover what makes some lung cancer patients respond to certain drugs.

Edwards Lifesciences added to S & P 500

March 24, 2011 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Thursday that Edwards Lifesciences Corp. will replace Qwest Communications International Inc. on the S&P 500 index, one of several upcoming changes to S&P's indexes.Qwest will be dropped from the S&P 500 at the close of regular trading on March 31, when the company's...

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HealthSpring to sell up to 8.6 million shares

March 24, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer HealthSpring Inc., which sells managed-care Medicare plans in several states and offers national Medicare prescription drug coverage, said Thursday it would issue new stock and use at least half the proceeds to pay down debt.The company said it would sell 7.5 million shares and...

Gay couples could benefit from testing together

March 24, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) A number of American men who have sex with men are supportive of couples-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT), in which couples receive counseling and their HIV test results together, according to a new study by Dr. Rob Stephenson from Rollins School of...

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Consumer Information on: LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System - P000008/S017

March 24, 2011 12:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The LAP-BAND System is a surgically implanted device that helps adults, who are at least 18 years old, eat less and lose weight. The LAP-BAND® consists of a silicone band, tubing, and an access port. The inner surface of the silicone band is inflatable...

Letter to Industry about Import Entry Review Process

March 24, 2011 12:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA CDRH is increasingly concerned with the number of imported medical devices that do not have sufficient entry data to allow the USFDA to make a prompt admissibility decision at the port of entry into the United States (US). The purpose of this...

Restricting Access to Mail-Service Pharmacies Increases Prescription Drug Costs for New York Consumers, Employers, Unions

March 24, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York State Senate's budget includes a legislative proposal that would take away private and public sector payers' ability to provide lower cost home delivery options for chronic medications, the Pharmaceutical Care Management...

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Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Released Results of Fourth Annual Independent Long Term Care Member Study with Highlights of Specialty Pharmaceutical Product Utiliz...

March 24, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 24, 2011 /- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care service company focused on alternate site health care providers, announced the completion of its fourth annual Independent Long Term Care Member Study, the results of which were...

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FXB Center Partners With The Merck Company Foundation to Reduce Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rates in Botswana

March 24, 2011 12:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEWARK, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB) of the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) School of Nursing will provide training to 150 clinicians in Botswana who will then train more than 6,000 healthcare workers thanks to a...

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