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STMicroelectronics extends Sound Terminal® advantage for miniaturized, high-quality audio equipment

February 6, 2011 8:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Audio processor optimized for MEMS-enhanced features integrates direct digital microphone input and active sound shaping for best playback quality.

Allergies lower risk of low- and high-grade glioma

February 6, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) The more allergies one has, the lower the risk of developing low- and high-grade glioma, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Rural underage binge drinkers put their health at risk

February 6, 2011 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(BioMed Central) Binge drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and cities but new research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in rural areas is more of a problem than previously thought.

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Native American ancestry linked to greater risk of relapse in young leukemia patients

February 6, 2011 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) The first genome-wide study to demonstrate an inherited genetic basis for racial and ethnic disparities in cancer survival linked Native American ancestry with an increased risk of relapse in young leukemia patients.

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SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) acquires Primaxx Inc., expands footprint in MEMS manufacturing

February 6, 2011 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Acquisition of patented hydrogen fluoride vapor oxide etch technology further strengthens SPTS leadership in MEMS etching

UConn's inmate contract eyed for possible savings

February 6, 2011 5:45 am | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A $100 million contract for the University of Connecticut Health Center to provide care for prisoners faces new scrutiny, with some legislators suggesting the cash-strapped government could reduce the cost by opening it to bids from private entities.The exclusive contract with the state...

Elka Nir Joins VisionCare Board of Directors

February 5, 2011 6:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SARATOGA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2011 /- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of end-stage age-related macular degeneration, today announced Elka Nir of Giza Venture Capital has joined VisionCare's Board of Directors. Ms....

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Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary, Nationwide Recall of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg / 500 mg, NDC 0603-3888-20, 60 Count, Lot Numbers ...

February 5, 2011 6:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 5, 2011 /- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals today issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10mg / 500mg, NDC 0603-3888-20, 60 count, Lot Numbers T150G10B, T120J10E and T023M10A, and Phenobarbital Tablets, USP 32.4 mg,...

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Air pollutants from fireplaces and wood-burning stoves raise health concerns

February 5, 2011 4:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Danish scientists, in a study published in American Chemical Society's journal, Chemical Research in Toxicology, found that the invisible particles inhaled into the lungs from breathing wood smoke from fireplaces have multiple adverse effects.

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American Regent Injectable Products: Recall - Visible Particulates in Products

February 5, 2011 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Some vials exhibit translucent visible particles consistent with glass delamination.

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Guidance Gives Application Tips to PET Scan Drug Sponsors

February 4, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA has issued a draft guidance on the required content and format of applications for the drugs used in positron emission tomography (PET) diagnostic scans.

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IRBs Warned for Written Procedures, Member Issues

February 4, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Two institutional review boards (IRBs) have received warning letters for failure to follow written procedures and maintain member quorums during clinical trials for devices.

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Merit Prelude Short Sheath Catheter Introducer: Class I Recall - Tip May Detach During Use

February 4, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Use of recalled product may lead to arterial injury, hemorrhaging, blood clots (thrombosis), or other serious events.

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Stocks shrug off mixed unemployment report

February 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by DAVID K. RANDALL - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Stocks eked out modest gains on Friday after the government reported a sharp drop in the unemployment rate.The Labor Department said the unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in January, the lowest rate since April 2009 and a sharp fall from 9.4 percent in December. Economists had expected the...

Summary Box: Aetna 3Q profit jumps 30 percent

February 4, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE RESULTS: Aetna earned $215.6 million, or 53 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That was up from $165.9 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same period last year. Revenue fell 2 percent to $8.54 billion.THE OUTLOOK: The health insurer forecast a 2011 operating profit between $3.70 and...

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