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Few African-Americans call 911 immediately for stroke symptoms

May 5, 2011 6:45 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Heart Association) When given a hypothetical stroke symptoms scenario, 89 percent of African-Americans say they would call 9-1-1. But in a study of black stroke patients, only 12 percent called 9-1-1 immediately. Most African-American stroke patients surveyed called a...

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Most blacks report calling a friend, not 911, when facing the symptoms of a stroke

May 5, 2011 6:45 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Most African-Americans report calling a friend instead of 911 when faced with the symptoms of a stroke, according to a new study that surveyed those hospitalized for a stroke. The findings also indicate that most people, who didn't call for...

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Get a whiff of this: Low-cost sensor can diagnose bacterial infections

May 5, 2011 6:44 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Bacterial infections really stink. And that could be the key to a fast diagnosis.

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FDA and HRSA Joint Safety Communication: Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips Contraindicated for Ligation of Renal Artery During Laparoscopic Living-Donor Nephrectomy

May 5, 2011 6:43 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are alerting health care providers that Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips should NOT be used for the ligation of the renal artery during a laparoscopic...

BrightLife Direct Introduces 3 New Lymphedema Product Lines

May 5, 2011 6:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /- BrightLife Direct, a compression clothing distributor, recently added three new lymphedema products to its inventory. Products by Farrow Medical, Solaris and Gottfried are now available online through the Washington, DC-based company. These compression garments...

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Echo Therapeutics Expands Into New Headquarters in Philadelphia

May 5, 2011 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2011 /- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ECTE), a company developing the Symphony™ tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system and the Prelude™ SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery, today...

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Pearl Therapeutics Highlights Its Porous Particle Cosuspension Platform, Demonstrating Universal Applicability Across Multiple Drug Classes and Combination Products

May 5, 2011 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 5, 2011 /- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. made three presentations at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe (RDD Europe 2011) meeting in Berlin this week elucidating the tunability, versatility and universality of the Company's porous particle-based metered dose inhaler...

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Quest Diagnostics Launches Simplexaâ„¢ C. Difficile Universal Direct Test in Europe

May 5, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, N.J. and CYPRESS, Calif., May 5, 2011 /- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced the availability in Europe of the Simplexa C. difficile Universal Direct test on the 3M™...

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IPG sales increase 95% in Q1

May 5, 2011 4:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

IPG Photonics, a producer of fiber lasers and amplifiers, announced a 95 percent increase in sales in the first quarter of 2011, as compared to a year ago.

Boston Scientific Offers New CRT-D Warranty Program Covering Phrenic Nerve Stimulation

May 5, 2011 4:35 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it is offering a new warranty program in the U.S. that covers its cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-

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Reportlinker Adds Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices, World Market

May 5, 2011 3:47 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices, World Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p096410/Minimally-Invasive-Surgical-Devices-World-Market.html Minimally invasive surgery (MIS)...

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Acorda 1Q loss narrows on Ampyra sales

May 5, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drugmaker Acorda Therapeutics Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter loss narrowed on a surge in sales of the multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra.The company reported a net loss of $672,000, or 2 cents per share, for the three months ended March 31 compared with a net loss of $21.1 million, or 56...

Concord Medical to Report First Quarter 2011 Financial Results on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 5, 2011 3:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical") (NYSE: CCM ), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for...

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Insurer Cigna's 1Q profit soars 52 percent

May 5, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cigna says its first-quarter net income jumped 52 percent, as the managed care company saw strong earnings growth from all of its businesses.The Philadelphia insurer earned $429 million, or $1.57 per share, in the three months that ended March 31. That's up from the $283 million, or $1.02 per...

Ridge Diagnostics, Inc. CEO to Speak at Neurotech Investing and Partnering Conference

May 5, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2011 /- Ridge Diagnostics, Inc., a neurodiagnostic company, announced that Lonna J. Williams, CEO will speak at the 6th Annual Neurotech Investing and Partnering Conference to be held in San Francisco, CA at the St. Regis Hotel on May 9th and 10th.   Ms. Williams, a...

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