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Jazzercise Moves Ahead of the Pack in Franchise Rankings

February 6, 2011 10:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Judith Sheppard Missett is still stick kicking up her heels, literally and figuratively.


STMicroelectronics extends Sound Terminal® advantage for miniaturized, high-quality audio equipment

February 6, 2011 8:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Audio processor optimized for MEMS-enhanced features integrates direct digital microphone input and active sound shaping for best playback quality.

Allergies lower risk of low- and high-grade glioma

February 6, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) The more allergies one has, the lower the risk of developing low- and high-grade glioma, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.


Rural underage binge drinkers put their health at risk

February 6, 2011 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(BioMed Central) Binge drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and cities but new research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in rural areas is more of a problem than previously thought.


Native American ancestry linked to greater risk of relapse in young leukemia patients

February 6, 2011 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) The first genome-wide study to demonstrate an inherited genetic basis for racial and ethnic disparities in cancer survival linked Native American ancestry with an increased risk of relapse in young leukemia patients.


SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) acquires Primaxx Inc., expands footprint in MEMS manufacturing

February 6, 2011 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Acquisition of patented hydrogen fluoride vapor oxide etch technology further strengthens SPTS leadership in MEMS etching

UConn's inmate contract eyed for possible savings

February 6, 2011 5:45 am | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A $100 million contract for the University of Connecticut Health Center to provide care for prisoners faces new scrutiny, with some legislators suggesting the cash-strapped government could reduce the cost by opening it to bids from private entities.The exclusive contract with the state...

Elka Nir Joins VisionCare Board of Directors

February 5, 2011 6:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SARATOGA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2011 /- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of end-stage age-related macular degeneration, today announced Elka Nir of Giza Venture Capital has joined VisionCare's Board of Directors. Ms....


Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary, Nationwide Recall of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg / 500 mg, NDC 0603-3888-20, 60 Count, Lot Numbers ...

February 5, 2011 6:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 5, 2011 /- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals today issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10mg / 500mg, NDC 0603-3888-20, 60 count, Lot Numbers T150G10B, T120J10E and T023M10A, and Phenobarbital Tablets, USP 32.4 mg,...


Air pollutants from fireplaces and wood-burning stoves raise health concerns

February 5, 2011 4:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Danish scientists, in a study published in American Chemical Society's journal, Chemical Research in Toxicology, found that the invisible particles inhaled into the lungs from breathing wood smoke from fireplaces have multiple adverse effects.


American Regent Injectable Products: Recall - Visible Particulates in Products

February 5, 2011 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Some vials exhibit translucent visible particles consistent with glass delamination.


Guidance Gives Application Tips to PET Scan Drug Sponsors

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

The FDA has issued a draft guidance on the required content and format of applications for the drugs used in positron emission tomography (PET) diagnostic scans.


IRBs Warned for Written Procedures, Member Issues

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

Two institutional review boards (IRBs) have received warning letters for failure to follow written procedures and maintain member quorums during clinical trials for devices.


Merit Prelude Short Sheath Catheter Introducer: Class I Recall - Tip May Detach During Use

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

Use of recalled product may lead to arterial injury, hemorrhaging, blood clots (thrombosis), or other serious events.


Summary Box: Aetna 3Q profit jumps 30 percent

February 4, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE RESULTS: Aetna earned $215.6 million, or 53 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That was up from $165.9 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same period last year. Revenue fell 2 percent to $8.54 billion.THE OUTLOOK: The health insurer forecast a 2011 operating profit between $3.70 and...


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