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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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Researchers develop a halometer that tests alterations in night vision

March 24, 2011 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Granada) Researchers at the University of Granada have developed this tool and proved it with a number of groups consisting on people operated on cataract or submitted to refractive eye surgery, as well as on normal observers and patients with different eye...

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U-Prosta: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

March 24, 2011 11:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains terazosin, adverse health consequences that could occur with the use of this product would be hypotension, dizziness, or syncope.

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NeuroImage: Multiplexing in the visual brain

March 24, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Imagine sitting in a train at the railway station looking outside: Without analyzing the relative motion of object contours across many different locations at the same time, it is often difficult to decide whether it's your train that starts moving, or the...

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Navinet moves HQ to Boston

March 24, 2011 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Navinet Inc., a provider of health care information technology products, has moved from Cambridge to Boston to support the growth of its now 300-person workforce.

Genzyme hit with more Fabrazyme drug woes

March 24, 2011 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. said one lot of its Fabrazyme drug for Fabry disease, a rare genetic disorder, had to be scrapped in the final stages of production at its Allston plant. The result could mean drug supply shortages for some patients until normal production resumes in the second half of 2011.

Eye movement differs in British and Chinese populations

March 24, 2011 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that eye movement patterns of Chinese people, born and raised in China, are different to those of Caucasian people living in Britain.

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Pioneer Surgical Technology Announces Full Market Release of the Streamline TL Spinal Fixation System

March 24, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MARQUETTE, Mich., March 24, 2011 /- Pioneer Surgical is pleased to announce the full market release of the Streamline® TL Spinal Fixation System. Streamline TL (Thoracolumbar) is designed to provide stability during spinal fusion procedures and is approved as a pedicle screw system...

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Dynasplint Systems Announces New Product

March 24, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEVERNA PARK, Md., March 24, 2011 /- Dynasplint  Systems, Inc. (DSI), the industry pioneer and leader in Range of Motion therapy equipment, has announced a new addition to the suite of products available to treat the ankle and foot. The Inversion-Eversion Control System...

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Medco Foundation Donates $100,000 to Red Cross for Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief

March 24, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 24, 2011 /- The Medco Foundation, a charitable organization established by Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS ), has donated $100,000 to the U.S. Red Cross to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the devastating earthquake in...

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When you cough up green or yellow phlegm you need to be prescribed antibiotics, right?

March 24, 2011 9:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cardiff University) Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery, a Cardiff University study has found.

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New technology to improve early detection and prognosis of cancer

March 24, 2011 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Van Andel Research Institute) Gentel Biosciences, a leader in proteomics tools, and Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), a biomedical research institute, jointly announce today the granting of US Patent 7,838,634 for a new method to profile changes in the glycosylation of proteins...

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Dispelling Myths of Root Canals Through Education

March 24, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, March 24, 2011 /- When it comes to their teeth, Americans have strong feelings about keeping them. According to a January 2011 survey by the American Association of Endodontists, 70 percent of Americans want to avoid losing their natural teeth. One way to help people maintain...

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Walgreen to spend about $429M for drugstore.com

March 24, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Thursday it will spend about $429 million to buy online retailer drugstore.com in a deal that gives it access to 3 million online customers.The largest U.S. drugstore operator will give drugstore.com shareholders $3.80 in cash for each share of stock — more...

Plans to Overhaul Ambulance Industry Met With Enthusiasm: Online Marketplace for Emergency Medical Services Introduces Largest Selection of Products and Services on the Web

March 24, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2011 /- Buying and supplying an ambulance has never been more difficult; with over 25 manufacturer websites to browse and EMS products to sift through and financing to secure, private ambulance companies and municipalities have their work cut out for them. With the...

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