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Overweight and obese make up majority in Ontario

September 9, 2010 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Ottawa Heart Institute) New analysis of a landmark health survey by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute shows that 70 percent of Ontario adults are either overweight or obese, and have a strong prevalence of high blood pressure that could lead to heart attack or stroke.

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4th EAU NEEM in Riga opens tomorrow

September 9, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association of Urology) The 4th North Eastern European Meeting (NEEM) will open tomorrow in Riga, Latvia, with prostate, bladder and renal cancers topping the scientific agenda during the two-day meeting.

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David Irby and Richard Reznick are awarded prize in medical education research

September 9, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Karolinska Institutet) Professors David M. Irby and Richard K. Reznick are awarded the 2010 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. They have both paved the way to innovative application of quantitative and qualitative methods within medical education research.

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Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents: Class Labeling Change - Risk of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

September 9, 2010 1:38 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

New recommendations in labeling for screening for renal disease prior to use and monitoring for the development of NSF.

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Post-It maker 3M to pay $810M for Arizant, provider of heating blankets for hospital patients

September 9, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. has agreed to pay US$810 million for Arizant Inc., a company that makes heating devices for surgical patients.The deal announced Thursday is one of a string of recent acquisitions for 3M as it stretches beyond its traditional business of making Post-It Notes...

HealthSouth declares preferred stock dividend

September 9, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HealthSouth Corp., which provides inpatient rehabilitation services, on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of $16.25 on its series A convertible perpetual preferred stock.The dividend is payable Oct. 15 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 1.

Massachusetts Regional Extension Center Selects Greenway's PrimeSuite

September 9, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CARROLLTON, Ga., Sept. 9 /- The Massachusetts e-Health Institute, a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, has selected Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.'s single-database electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSuite®...

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Business & Decision North America Announces the Successful Go-Live of Microsoft Dynamics AX at DeVilbiss Healthcare

September 9, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 9 /- DeVilbiss Healthcare has selected Business & Decision, following a thorough selection process, to ensure the successful implementation of its Microsoft Dynamics AX solution. As part of the separation from Sunrise Medical, DeVilbiss sought to select and implement...

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HealthSouth Declares Dividend on 6.5% Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock

September 9, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 9 /- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS ) announced today that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $16.25 per share on its 6.5% Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, payable on Oct. 15, 2010, to holders of record on Oct. 1,...

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Bigelow ocean science biotech center expanding in Maine

September 9, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The Bigelow Center for Blue Biotechnology, a private, non-profit institute studying ocean science, has broken ground on the first phase of a $10 million expansion in East Boothbay, Maine.

ASE gears up for 2.5D, 3D IC commercialization

September 9, 2010 10:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

3D IC Technology holds great promise for manufacturing at 20nm and beyond, bridging the gap between SoC and future system requirements.

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STATS ChipPAC achieves major milestone of over 35 million eWLB units shipped

September 9, 2010 10:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced it has achieved a major industry milestone in the volume ramp of embedded Wafer-Level Ball Grid Array (eWLB) technology with more...

Industrial Real Estate Shows Signs of Recovery in the United States

September 9, 2010 10:33 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

The North American Industrial real estate sector has delivered positive news for the second quarter 2010, according to a national report by Jones Lang LaSalle. National average vacancy rates have tumbled 20 basis points for the first time in almost two

FDA: New Warnings Required on Use of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

September 9, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring that gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) carry new warnings on their labels about the risk of a rare and potentially fatal condition known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF),...

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Improvement in Prediction of Blood Clots in Cancer Patients

September 9, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For cancer patients, who have an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) due to a hyperactive blood coagulation system, there is now an enhanced risk model to predict their chance of developing blood clots, according to a...

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