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Summary Box: Humana to offer quarterly dividend

April 26, 2011 7:45 am | Comments

NEW DIVIDEND: Health insurer Humana Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering a 25-cent quarterly cash dividend, its first since 1993.GROWING FORECAST: The company also said it will report on Monday first-quarter earnings per share of $1.86, up from previous guidance of $1.15 to $1.20 per share...

Idera stock drops on hepatitis-C drug delay

April 26, 2011 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock dropped more than 5 percent Monday, following the company's announcement that it would delay the launch of a clinical trial on its drug candidate for hepatitis C.

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Wound care sales lift Kinetic Concepts 1Q profit

April 26, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kinetic Concepts posted a 30 percent jump in first-quarter net income Tuesday, citing healthy sales in wound-care technology.Revenue from low-pressure wound care products and other active healing solutions products rose 2 percent to $340.5 million. Sales of LifeCell tissue repair products rose...

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Insurer Humana to offer first dividend since 1993

April 26, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Humana says it will start offering a 25-cent quarterly cash dividend, as it becomes the latest large health insurer to reward shareholders with a sizeable payout.A spokesman says this will be Humana's first dividend since 1993.The Louisville, Ky., company forecast first-quarter earnings ahead...

Centene 1Q net income dips partly on expenses

April 26, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Centene Corp.'s first-quarter net income dipped 1 percent, pressured by higher operating expenses and a delay in recognizing revenue from a contract.The Medicaid coverage provider also raised its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday.Centene earned $23.7 million, or 46 cents per share,...

Reportlinker Adds Epidemiology: Sepsis

April 26, 2011 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Epidemiology: Sepsis http://www.reportlinker.com/p0484945/Epidemiology-Sepsis.html Severe sepsis is a prominent infectious syndrome in the seven major markets,...

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Accuray Incorporated Announces HSR Clearance in Acquisition of TomoTherapy

April 26, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 26, 2011 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced the expiration of the mandatory, pre-merger waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, in connection with the...

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Reportlinker Adds Epidemiology: Rheumatoid Arthritis

April 26, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Epidemiology: Rheumatoid Arthritis http://www.reportlinker.com/p0484919/Epidemiology-Rheumatoid-Arthritis.html Globally, between 0.2% and 1.2% of the world population...

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LATEST Medical Introduces New Kind of Patient Information Web Site - LATESTBreastCancer.com

April 26, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 26, 2011 /- LATEST Medical today launched the first ever Web site that gives cancer patients personalized information about new treatment advances.  The site, LATESTBreastCancer.com, empowers breast cancer patients to participate in treatment decisions by...

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Medco Health will report 1Q results Thursday

April 26, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits management company Medco Health Solutions Inc. is scheduled to report its first-quarter results before the stock market opens on Thursday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Medco manages prescription drug benefits for health insurers and plan sponsors. It makes its money by reducing costs for...

Neusoft to Invest in Israeli Medical Solutions Company for Accelerating Expansion in Global Healthcare Service Market

April 26, 2011 1:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENYANG, China, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Neusoft Corporation ("Neusoft", 600718.SH), a leading IT solution and service provider in China, recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Neusoft Europe Inc. ("Neusoft Europe") has signed a subscription agreement with Aerotel...

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Healing Blindness in Mice

April 25, 2011 8:38 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Delivering light-sensitive proteins to the retinas of blind mice restores some vision.

Racial differences in willingness to exhaust personal finances for life-sustaining care

April 25, 2011 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Minority races -- especially blacks -- are more willing than whites to expend personal financial resources to prolong life after being diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer, even if it means using up all of their personal financial resources. That is the conclusion of...

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Blacks more willing to exhaust financial resources for more cancer care

April 25, 2011 8:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely than whites to spend their life savings to extend life; preferences could inform cancer care

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Express Scripts 1Q profit, revenue come up short(4)

April 25, 2011 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. said its first-quarter net income rose, although not as much as analysts expected, as client renewals and claims volume fell.Net income for the three months that ended March 31 rose 25 percent to $326.5 million, or 61 cents per share, from $260.2...

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