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Increased life expectancy discourages religious participation

April 10, 2011 5:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of East Anglia) Churches will continue to attract older congregations as increasing life expectancy encourages people to put off involvement in religion, according to new research.

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Flu helps spread pneumonia

April 10, 2011 5:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Society for General Microbiology) Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. The work could have implications for the...

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Dr. Larissa Shimoda to discuss mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension

April 10, 2011 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physiological Society) When muscles and organs are deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen, the body's usual responses include increased circulation and slight drop in blood pressure in the blood vessels serving the affected tissue. However, the blood vessels in the lungs react...

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Green tea and tai chi enhance bone health and reduce inflammation in postmenopausal women

April 10, 2011 9:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) There is a favorable effect of modest green tea consumption on bone remodeling in this pre-osteoporotic population.

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Debut for MBE-grown wurtzite AlGaN

April 9, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

UK researchers have found a novel method of producing AlxGa1-xN bulk crystals of designed composition for use in UV LED device manufacturing.

Cree and Osram sign comprehensive patent cross licensing agreement

April 9, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Cree of Durham, North Carolina USA, and Osram GmbH of Munich, Germany have signed a comprehensive patent cross license agreement.

Revlimid (lenalidomide): Ongoing Safety Review - Increased Risk of Developing New Malignancies

April 8, 2011 7:36 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Patients may be at an increased risk of developing new types of cancer compared to patients who did not take the drug.

Quebec No. 2 Holdings, LLC: Acquisition of Shares of BELLUS Health Inc.

April 8, 2011 3:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quebec No. 2 Holdings, LLC (the "LLC"), of 1600 Fairview Avenue East, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98201, today announced pursuant to National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues that on April 7, 2011, the LLC acquired ownership and...

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Advitech Inc. and Natunola Health Biosciences enter merger talks(2)

April 8, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Advitech Inc. (TSXV:AVI) and Natunola Health Biosciences Inc. (TSXV:NHI) in discussions to merge the personal care and health food ingredients companies; share swap would result in Advitech stockholders holding 58.5 per cent of the new entity and Natunola shareholders 41.5 per cent.

Advitech Inc. and Natunola Health Biosciences enter merger talks

April 8, 2011 3:45 pm | Comments

Advitech Inc. (TSXV:AVI) and Natunola Health Biosciences Inc. (TSXV:NHI) in discussions to merge the personal care and health food ingredients companies; share swap would result in Advitech stockholders holding 58.5 per cent of the new entity and Natunola shareholders 41.5 per cent.

FDA Launches Recall Website For Consumers to Search

April 8, 2011 1:37 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA is launching a new recall website, making it easier for consumers to search and view product recall information.

Devicemakers Shouldn & #8217;t Wait For Social Media Guidance

April 8, 2011 1:37 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

With no target set for release of a guidance on social media and internet marketing, devicemakers need to look to other sources and use their own judgment, according to a panel of experts at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s annual conference Wednesday.

FDA clears Cepheid bacteria test

April 8, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared a test made by Cepheid that is aimed at detecting the toxin associated with Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that can cause diarrhea and dangerous inflammation of the colon.Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, bacteria are found in the stool...

FDA Clears Single-Use Antibacterial Surgical Respirator

April 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the SpectraShield 9500 N95 surgical respirator, a device that kills 99.99 percent of three different kinds of bacteria when exposed to its outer surface. (Logo:  ...

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FDA Clears Test for Bacteria That Can Cause Serious Intestinal Disease

April 8, 2011 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared a test called the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi assay that is designed to rapidly detect the toxin B gene associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a cause of...

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