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Preliminary highlights of the AAPM 52nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., July 18-22, 2010

July 9, 2010 10:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) At the 52nd meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, which convenes from July 18-22, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pa., thousands of scientists and board-certified health professionals will gather to share the latest developments in...

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Air- or Gas-Pressurized Spray Devices: Risk of Air or Gas Embolism

July 9, 2010 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reports of life-threatening air or gas embolism occurring during or immediately after application of hemostatic drug or biological products.

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Insurer Humana buys Hummingbird Coaching Services

July 9, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. said Friday it acquired Hummingbird Coaching Services, which provides customers with advice on how to stay healthy.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The Louisville, Ky., insurer said in a statement Hummingbird helps bolster Humana's "vision to help members achieve...

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Stripping Machine Does Not Require Mechanical Adjustments for Different Sizes

July 9, 2010 6:19 am | Schleuniger, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The innovative UniStrip 2300 is the only machine in its class that is fully programmable. The intuitive user interface makes it easy for the novice user to learn and operate the machine in minutes.

Surface Mount Rotary Position Sensor Features Flexible Configuration Capabilities

July 9, 2010 6:08 am | Piher International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Responding to the widespread use of surface mount technology for electronics manufacturing, PIHER North America is introducing an SMD version of its popular PT15 potentiometer.

Custom Welding Sleeves for Catheter Manufacturing

July 9, 2010 5:59 am | Interface Catheter Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

To meet increased demand, Interface Catheter Solutions has expanded its manufacturing capacity to continue to provide high-quality, custom welding sleeves.

Parts-Removal Servo Robot Is Lightweight but Fast, Heavy-Lifter

July 9, 2010 5:53 am | Engel North America | Product Releases | Comments

Optimized acceleration capabilities, maximized operational stability, and customized operator convenience are features of the viper, a powerful, next-generation series of servo robots from ENGEL.

Drug Study Shows Improvement in Major Orthopedic Surgery Care

July 9, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HAMILTON , Canada , July 9, 2010 /- An ultra-low-molecular-weight heparin called semuloparin has been found to reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism in orthopedic surgery patients in a large clinical program being led by a steering committee chaired by McMaster University...

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Extremely obese children have 40 percent higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus

July 9, 2010 5:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Kaiser Permanente) A study of 690,000 children found extremely obese children have a 40 percent higher risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease and moderately obese children have a 30 percent higher risk of GERD compared to normal weight children.This large population-based study...

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Pfizer Hemophilia presents new data at the World Federation of Hemophilia 2010 Congress

July 9, 2010 5:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Edelman Public Relations) Pfizer today announced that the results of a number of hemophilia studies will be presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2010 Congress taking place July 10-14, 2010, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Key research includes a pre-clinical...

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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Adverse Event Pilot Program for Medical Products

July 9, 2010 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.

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Cooper declares seminannual dividend of 3 cents

July 9, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cooper Cos., a medical products maker, said Friday it will issue a semiannual dividend of 3 cents, payable on Aug. 5 to shareholders of record as of July 20.

Instant testing for sore throats wins CIMIT prize

July 8, 2010 7:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(CIMIT) Imagine finding out before you leave the pediatrician's office if your child has strep throat, or even something more serious requiring a different treatment. A novel application for applying DNA "nanobarcodes" in a clinical assay could help primary-care physicians quickly...

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Conceptus cuts outlook for 2Q, year; shares dive

July 8, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Conceptus Inc. cut its second-quarter and full-year forecasts on Thursday, saying the weak economy and high unemployment are causing prospective patients to delay visits to doctors.The company, which makes a non-incisional permanent birth control method, said visits to doctors in the U.S. have...

Reportlinker Adds 2010 U.S. Ophthalmologists' Assessment of Eye Care Medication Brands

July 8, 2010 1:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , July 8 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: http://www.reportlinker.com/p0236247/2010-US-Ophthalmologists-Assessment-of-Eye-Care-Medication-Brands.html This study encompasses feedback provided by U.S. physicians on...

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