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PET-CT exams help identify cognitive reserve in early-onset Alzheimer's disease

May 1, 2011 10:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) A recent study revealed that the "cognitive reserve" in early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) and PET-CT examinations can be used to effectively to identify early-onset AD patients.

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Advanced CT with 3-D scanning improve detection of drug trafficking and other contraband smuggling

May 1, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) With the high prevalence of drug abuse and trafficking in major cities throughout the world, one new study shows how advanced CT with 3-D scanning can help radiologists better identify ingested or hidden contraband items more effectively.

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Summary of NCRP Workshop on CT in Emergency Medicine, now available

May 1, 2011 9:33 pm | Comments

(American College of Radiology) A summary of the National Council on Radiation Protection's (NCRPs) workshop on the appropriate use of computed tomography (CT) in emergency medicine, and a list of recommendations from participating organizations to help control the inappropriate use of CT...

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US EPA joins alliance to curb global e-waste

May 1, 2011 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(United Nations University) The US EPA is stepping up international efforts to help curb rising pollution, the waste of natural resources, and health problems associated with trashed electronics, announcing today a new agreement with the United Nations University.A five-year, $2.5...

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Pediatricians examine impact of environmental disasters on children's health

April 30, 2011 12:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Pediatrics) In two sessions at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo., experts in pediatric health care from the U.S. and Japan will examine the toll of two recent disasters on children?s health: the...

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Dual-energy CT may be useful in evaluating the severity of gout, study suggests

April 29, 2011 11:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) The incidence of gout is on the rise and duel energy CT has the potential to allow non-invasive diagnosis of the disease, according to radiologists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, in Vancouver, B.C.

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RehabCare 1Q profit rises 39 percent

April 29, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rehabilitation services company RehabCare Group Inc. said its profit rose 39 percent in the first quarter, which is expected to be its last quarter before its sale to Kindred Healthcare Inc. is completed.But the company's shares traded lower after the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

Dues Could Fund Network for CDRH Postmarket Surveillance

April 29, 2011 2:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

CDRH is moving forward on the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet), considering a preliminary infrastructure for the initiative, which would link information from device registries and databases.

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St. Jude Wins Billions in Trade Secrets Case

April 29, 2011 2:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Los Angeles Superior Court has awarded St. Jude Medical $2.3 billion from China-based device company Nervicon and its founder Yongning Zou over stolen trade secrets.

2011 ARVO Award recipients honored at annual meeting

April 29, 2011 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is pleased to announce its 2011 ARVO Award recipients. These award recipients will be acknowledged at the ARVO 2011 Annual Meeting, May 1-5, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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ResMed 3Q profit rises 9 percent, but shares fall

April 29, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Respiratory product maker ResMed Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit grew 9 percent, but its shares dropped in afternoon trading Friday.ResMed reported its quarterly results after the market closed on Thursday. The company had net income of $53.4 million, or 34 cents per share, up from...

KPaul Awarded Indiana MBE Status

April 29, 2011 11:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, April 29, 2011 /- KPaul Properties LLC today announced that the State Department of Administration, Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Division, has awarded it the coveted Minority Business Enterprise certification.  The designation comes less than a year after...

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Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. Voluntarily Withdraws NDA for Trabectedin

April 29, 2011 11:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HORSHAM, Pa., April 29, 2011 /- Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., today announced that it has voluntarily withdrawn the New Drug Application (NDA) for trabectedin for the treatment of women with recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC).  The withdrawal is based on the U.S. Food and Drug...

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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

April 29, 2011 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't let expired or unused medicines collect in your home. It's important to dispose of them properly to prevent them from harming others. (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Take part in the...

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PMA Final Decisions for March 2011

April 29, 2011 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for March 2011.

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