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PositiveID Corporation's iglucose Mobile Health Solution for Diabetes Management to be Featured at American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting & Exhibition ...

April 28, 2011 5:32 am | by PositiveID | Comments

PositiveID Corporation's iglucose Mobile Health Solution for Diabetes Management to be Featured at American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting & Exhibition 2011

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Medco Health Solutions 1Q profit rises 4 percent

April 28, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said Thursday its profit rose 4 percent in the first quarter on an increase in the volume of mail-order generic drug prescriptions and retail prescriptions.The Franklin Lakes, N.J., company said its profit rose to $333.1 million, or 80 cents...

STAAR Surgical's nanoFLEX™ Collamer® IOL Receives CE Mark Approval

April 28, 2011 3:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MONROVIA, Calif., April 28, 2011 /- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced CE Mark approval for its nanoFLEX™ Collamer® Single Piece IOL which can be injected through a...

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Reportlinker Adds Pharmaceutical Key Trends 2011 - Prescription Pharmaceutical Sales Overview

April 28, 2011 3:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Pharmaceutical Key Trends 2011 - Prescription Pharmaceutical Sales Overview...

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AMETEK ACQUIRES AVICENNA TECHNOLOGY

April 28, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BERWYN, Pa., April 28, 2011 /- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME ) today announced that it has acquired Avicenna Technology, Inc., a privately held supplier of custom, fine-featured components used in the medical device industry.  Avicenna Technology with its headquarters and manufacturing...

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Aetna's 1Q profit rises 4 pct, revenue falls

April 28, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aetna says its first-quarter profit rose 4 percent as claims left over from the previous quarter came in lower than the health insurer expected. But it says revenue and enrollment dropped.The insurer also says it has agreed to buy Prodigy Health Group, a large administrator of self-funded...

International Leaders in Electrophysiology Discuss Improving Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Using Novel Endoscopically Guided Laser Ablation Catheter

April 28, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 28, 2011 /- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the Endoscopic Ablation System for the transcatheter treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), convened international leaders in electrophysiology to discuss the advantages of direct optical visualization to guide catheter...

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Rhythmia Medical Highlights Studies to be Presented at Heart Rhythm Society 2011 Annual Scientific Session

April 28, 2011 12:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 28, 2011 /- Rhythmia Medical Inc., announced today that key results from its ongoing pre-clinical and clinical studies will be presented at the 2011 Annual Scientific Session of the Heart Rhythm Society in San Francisco, CA. The results will highlight the...

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Catching signs of autism early: The 1-year well-baby check-up approach

April 27, 2011 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) A novel strategy developed by autism researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, called "The One-Year Well-Baby Check Up Approach," shows promise as a simple way for physicians to detect cases of autism syndrome...

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5-minute screen identifies subtle signs of autism in 1-year olds

April 27, 2011 10:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) A five-minute checklist that parents can fill out in pediatrician waiting rooms may someday help in the early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Published today in the...

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Priming the Body to Tackle Cancer

April 27, 2011 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Immune therapy proves effective against melanoma in an early trial.

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Community Health 1Q profit falls 12 percent

April 27, 2011 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc., which is trying to buy rival Tenet Healthcare Corp., said Wednesday that its profit fell 12 percent in the first quarter on losses related to a physician clinic it recently sold and a hospital it is selling.Community Health Systems said net...

Severity of hepatitis C and HIV co-infection in mothers contribute to HCV transmission to child

April 27, 2011 2:42 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) New research shows that high maternal viral load and co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are the only risk factors associated with vertical transmission of the hepatitis C virus (HCV-VT). A variation in the infant's IL28B gene is associated...

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Obese adolescents lacking vitamin D

April 27, 2011 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Lifespan) A new study from Hasbro Children's Hospital has found that most obese adolescents are lacking in vitamin D. The researchers call for increased surveillance of vitamin D levels in this population and for further studies to determine if normalizing vitamin D levels will...

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Tropical blueberries are extreme super fruits

April 27, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries -- already renowned as "super...

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