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Mikro-Tip Angiographic Catheter, Model SPC-454D and SPC-454F by Millar Instruments Inc.: Class 1 Recall

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

Small particles (debris) may be found inside the catheter and potentially travel (embolize) from the catheter to tissues, blood vessels, limbs and organs which can result in serious injury and /or death.

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Heartstring II Proximal Seal System (HS-1045) by Maquet Cardiovascular, LLC: Recall - Insufficient Adhesive

April 1, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The deployment tube may detach during use and may result in the failure of the product to operate, This may cause serious injury and/or death.

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Web Pharmacy Rxbuys.com Gives Its Customers a 5% Discount Coupon

April 1, 2011 3:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 1, 2011 /- Rxbuys.com is always working on the quality and range of services offered, giving its new and existing customers new options and possibilities every time they come back. This time, the pharmacy has offered a discount coupon that gives every visitor the...

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Dividends come roaring back in 2011

April 1, 2011 2:45 am | by DAVID K. RANDALL - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. companies increased their dividends by a record amount in the first quarter.Since the start of the year, 117 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index said they would raise or start paying dividends. That amounts to a record increase of $16.6 billion, according to Howard Silverblatt,...

SiTime?s Silicon MEMS based timing solutions are rapidly replacing quartz

April 1, 2011 1:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

This due to better features, higher performance, better availability and lower cost.

Risk of death is high in older adults with sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness

March 31, 2011 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep suggests that the risk of death is more than two times higher in older adults who have sleep apnea and report struggling with excessive daytime sleepiness.

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Scientists discover new drug target for inflammatory bowel disease: cytokine (IL-23)

March 31, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) A new discovery published in the April 2001 issue of Journal of Leukocyte Biology raises hope that new treatments for illnesses like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are on the horizon. That's because they've...

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STUDY: 3 square meals a day paired with lean protein help people feel full during weight loss

March 31, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Eating fewer, regular-sized meals with higher amounts of lean protein can make one feel more full than eating smaller, more frequent meals, according to new research from Purdue University.

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ALAN Working to Raise Awareness of Upcoming Disaster Simulation Exercises

March 31, 2011 12:38 pm | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

As part of the American Logistics Aid Network's (ALAN's) efforts to raise awareness and improve community resiliency they encourage individuals and companies to participate in disaster simulation exercises.Several exercises are taking place over

Legislation Would Deny Floridians Access to Needed Medicines from Their Trusted Independent Community Pharmacies, and Instead Favor Publicly Traded Chain Pharmacies

March 31, 2011 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Community Pharmacists Association Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger issued the following statement today in response to the Florida House Judicial Committee's passage of HB 7095, legislation sponsored by...

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Failure Rate of DePuy ASR XL Hip Implant Rising

March 31, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 31, 2011 /- Recent information presented at the British Hip Society Annual Conference held from March 2 -4, 2011 indicates a rise in the failure rate of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System which was manufactured and marketed by DePuy Orthopaedics,...

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More organs for transplant when icu docs help take care of brain dead donors, says UPMC

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) More than twice as many lungs and nearly 50 percent more kidneys could be recovered for transplant operations if intensive care physicians were to work with organ procurement organization coordinators to monitor and manage donor...

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Biocept and Academic Collaborators to Present Posters at AACR on Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2011 /- Biocept, Inc. today reported that its scientists and academic collaborators will present four posters at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) taking place in Orlando, Florida April 2-6, 2011. The poster presentations...

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Consumer and Patient Groups Support Bipartisan Bill, H.R. 1041, to Repeal Controversial Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment and Services

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing reduced access to care and higher costs, two dozen consumer and patient advocacy organizations sent a letter of thanks this week to Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) for introducing H.R. 1041, a bipartisan...

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U.S. Radiologists Providing Assistance to Japan

March 31, 2011 12:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

As the devastation following the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan continue to unfold, radiologists in the U.S. are lending their expertise and assistance.

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