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LifePoint Hospitals to offer $400M in senior notes

September 20, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LifePoint Hospitals Inc. said Monday it will sell through a private offering $400 million in senior notes due in 2020.The company will use proceeds to repay $249.2 million in outstanding loans under its senior secured credit facilities. It also may use some proceeds to buy back stock pursuant...

Boston Scientific buys asthma treatment firm

September 20, 2010 5:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Natick medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. has signed a deal, potentially worth up to $443.5 million, to acquire Asthmatx Inc., a Calif. company that manufactures a catheter-based bronchial thermoplasty procedure for treatment of asthma.

AQT90 FLEX Opens Up for a New and Better Way of Measuring Troponin T at the Point of Care

September 20, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AQT90 FLEX Opens Up for a New and Better Way of Measuring Troponin... -- COPENHAGEN, September 20, 2010 /-


Boston Scientific to Acquire Asthmatx

September 20, 2010 4:33 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Asthmatx offers first FDA-approved non-drug procedure for the treatment of severe asthma


Questcor to Present at UBS Global Life Sciences Conference

September 20, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., Sept. 20 /- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR ) announced today that it will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Don M. Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer, will...


Stereotaxis Achieves Intellectual Property Milestone With 100th U.S. Patent

September 20, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20 /- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the Company its 100th patent, a major intellectual property milestone. The 100th patent, U.S. patent No. 7,772,950, covers the "Method and Apparatus for Dynamic...


Cellectis bioresearch and Helix Biocon Join Forces for the Promotion of cGPS® and cGPS® Custom Kits and Cell Line Engineering Services in India

September 20, 2010 1:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARIS and NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 20 /- Cellectis bioresearch, the specialist in genome customization and subsidiary of Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), and Helix BioService & Consultants Pvt Ltd (Helix Biocon), today announced that they will join forces for the promotion of Cellectis...


Manganese in drinking water: Study suggests adverse effects on children's intellectual abilities

September 19, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Université du Québec à Montréal) A team of researchers recently completed a study showing that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in drinking water performed worse on tests of intellectual functioning than children with lower exposures.


Higher incidence of seizures seen in children with H1N1 virus compared to seasonal flu

September 19, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu. The most common complications observed were seizures and encephalopathy....


Artificial Ovary Could Help Infertile Women

September 19, 2010 9:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Tissue engineering allows for complex three-dimensional cell construction.

Childhood viral infection may be a cause of obesity

September 19, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California -- San Diego) The emerging idea that obesity may have an infectious origin gets new support in a cross-sectional study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers who found that children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were...


Mayo-led researchers discover genetic variants modifying breast cancer risk

September 19, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) Individuals with disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene are known to be at substantially increased risk of breast cancer throughout their lives.


2 studies find new genetic links to ovarian cancer risk

September 19, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Duke University Medical Center) An international consortium of scientists has discovered new genetic variants in five regions of the genome that affect the risk of ovarian cancer in the general population, according to two separate studies published today (Sunday), online in Nature Genetics.


Possible alternate therapy for adults with poorly controlled asthma

September 19, 2010 6:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) A drug commonly used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease successfully treats adults whose asthma is not well-controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids, reported researchers supported by the National Heart,...


Adding yoga to workout regime can improve health

September 18, 2010 7:31 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Implementing yoga into a workout routine can provide unique health benefits, said a Baylor College of Medicine physician and yoga enthusiast. "Yoga is a broad philosophy containing many different paths to achieve the goal of physical, mental and spiritual well-being," said Dr. Bobby...



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