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Owens & Minor 4Q net income down on charges

February 7, 2011 3:46 pm | Comments

Ending its pension plan and distributing the plan's assets dragged down medical and surgical supply company Owens & Minor Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income, the company said Monday.Owens & Minor said it earned $21.8 million, or 34 cents per share, for the quarter. That's down from $32.3 million,...

Anthropologist: 'Body Worlds' visitors confront bodies but not death

February 7, 2011 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In two new works, an anthropologist tackles a perplexing question relating to the enormously successful "Body Worlds" exhibits: How does society tolerate -- and even celebrate -- the public display of human corpses?

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US cites United Healthcare in Conn. on overtime

February 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department says it recovered nearly $1 million in back wages for 479 employees of UnitedHealthcare in Hartford after finding that employees were improperly denied overtime pay.The federal agency said Monday it interviewed 90 employees and reviewed records for 21,000 employees. It...

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Feds cite UnitedHealthcare in Conn. on overtime

February 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department says it recovered nearly $1 million in back wages for 479 employees of UnitedHealthcare in Hartford after finding that employees were improperly denied overtime pay.The federal agency said Monday it interviewed 90 employees and reviewed records for 21,000 employees. It...

Abbott's Ibis Technology Identified Fatal Disease Organism in Afghanistan

February 7, 2011 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /- Today, at the American Society for Microbiology Conference on Biodefense and Emerging Diseases, scientists from Abbott Molecular presented data showing the unique power of the company's Ibis technology to identify and further characterize unknown...

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Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen Tablets, Phenobarbital Tablets by Qualitest: Recall - Incorrect Package Labeling

February 7, 2011 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Patients may unintentionally take Hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets, instead of the intended dose of Phenobarbital, which can lead to serious adverse events.

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Egypt Today; The Muslim Brotherhood; The Jobs Numbers and Obama in

February 7, 2011 8:45 am | by Chris MatthewsAssociated Press | Comments

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Summary Box: Humana's 4Q net income falls 57 pct

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

THE RESULTS: Humana Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income fell 57 percent to $107.3 million, or 63 cents per share, weighed down by $1.02 per share of expenses. Revenue rose 9.4 percent to $8.35 billion.ENROLLMENT GAINS: Humana's Medicare Advantage membership increased to approximately 1.89 million in...

FDA Orders Postmarket Surveillance of Certain TMJ Implants

February 7, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered three manufacturers of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants to conduct postmarket surveillance studies to determine the length of time before the implants are removed or...

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CURE Magazine Teams Up With Amgen Oncology and Breakaway from Cancer® to Launch 2011 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing

February 7, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS and THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /- For the fifth consecutive year, CURE magazine is calling on cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the country to submit essays for the 2011 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing . The contest, made possible with...

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Abbott Introduces Biothreat Assay for PLEX-IDâ„¢ System

February 7, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) announced today that it has introduced the PLEX-ID™ Biothreat Assay, which is designed to detect and distinguish 17 different biothreat pathogens.  This assay enables rapid and accurate detection of potentially dangerous...

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Prize4Life gives $1M ALS award to Mass. doctor, entrepreneur

February 7, 2011 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Prize4Life, a Cambridge non-profit focused on advancing research into cures for ALS, has awarded a prize of $1 million to Dr. Seward Rutkove for his discovery of a new biomarker for ALS.

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Expanding drug development horizons: Receptor behaviors observed in living cell membranes

February 7, 2011 5:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University) Unprecedented single molecule imaging movies of living cell membranes, taken by a research team based at Kyoto University and the University of New Mexico, have clarified a decades-old enigma surrounding receptor...

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Danaher agrees to buy Beckman Coulter for $5.87B

February 7, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical and industrial instruments maker Danaher Corp. said Monday it agreed to buy medical testing instrument maker Beckman Coulter for about $5.87 billion.Beckman Coulter Inc. makes products that simplify and automate biomedical testing. It will become part of Danaher's life sciences and...

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