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Amedisys 3Q profit tumbles 40 percent

October 26, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amedisys Inc. said its third-quarter net income fell 40 percent, as the home health provider continued to see a volume fall-off that started in the second quarter, and it lowered the upper end of its profit forecast for 2010.The Baton Rouge, La., company said it earned $21.6 million, or 76...

IBM Analytics Helps Medical Researchers Detect Complication In Stroke Patients

October 26, 2010 5:33 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced a new project in which researchers at Columbia University Medical Center will utilize IBM's streaming analytics technology to potentially detect severe complications in brain injured patients up to 48 hours earlier than traditional methods. E-mail this page Save to...

Federal Register: Risk Communication Advisory Committee; Amendment of Notice

October 26, 2010 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On November 8 and 9, 2010, the Committee will hear and discuss developments in FDA's ongoing communications programs, such as the challenges of effectively communicating with patients and caregivers about appropriate use of medical devices when...


Nugent Care installs a Kodak scanner and File Stream EDMS solution to meet statutory requirements to store care records long term

October 26, 2010 3:33 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

80 year storage requirement for children in care, and 6 years for adultsStorage space released and access to information requests far quickerLondon October 26, 2010 - Kodak (NYSE:EK) today announced that Nugent Care, a Merseyside-based charity operating care homes, specialist schools and...


PAREXEL Consulting Releases Annual Analysis of FDA New Drug Review Trends

October 26, 2010 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, Oct. 26 /- PAREXEL Consulting, a business unit of PAREXEL International (Nasdaq: PRXL ) and a leading global life sciences consultancy serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, today released a new white paper entitled Drug Innovation, Approval, Market Access,...


Cord Blood America Updates Its Stem Cell Collection Business in China

October 26, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26 /- Cord Blood America, Inc . ( ) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI ), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internationally, today announced...


East of England SHA Wins Best Use Of Telehealth Award With IOCOM Powered Solution

October 26, 2010 12:32 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Health Authority's groundbreaking stroke patient diagnoses program is model for health providers; a simple and effective method for ensuring collaborative medicineCHICAGO - October 26, 2010 - IOCOM, a leading software provider for video conferencing capabilities, today announced that NHS...


Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors

October 26, 2010 12:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export...


Newfoundland researchers crack the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer

October 25, 2010 10:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada) Researchers in Newfoundland have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer. As a result, they have developed a unique prevention program in which people with no symptoms, but with a suspect gene and a family history, are being...


Gene Therapy for Treating Depression

October 25, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers find they can alleviate depression in mice by boosting a protein in one part of the brain.


Research finds consultant practitioners improve patient care at no additional cost

October 25, 2010 7:31 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

When radiographer consultant practitioners are introduced into clinical imaging departments, more patients are seen and a higher quality service is provided at the same cost, a study has found.


Newer, more intense chemotherapy with less radiation not more effective against Hodgkin's lymphoma

October 25, 2010 5:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A lower dose of radiation used to reduce side effects is not as effective as the regular dose when given with the standard chemotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with early, intermediate-stage disease, according to a...


Surviving healthcare reform: Setting a strategic direction(2)

October 25, 2010 5:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Healthcare reform is game changer but nobody can yet fully articulate the impact of the new rules. How do you plan for the future when there are so many unknowns? This is the second article in a series that examines how healthcare reform is likely to affect radiology practices and how...


Veeco 3Q report beats analyst views

October 25, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Veeco Instruments Inc.'s third-quarter results topped analyst estimates Monday, and the company called the period from June through September its best ever.But shares of Veeco, which makes precision manufacturing equipment for the LED and data storage markets, slipped after hours as the company...

Highly targeted radiation technique minimizes side effects of prostate cancer treatment

October 25, 2010 3:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Men with prostate cancer treated with a specialized type of radiation called intensity modulated radiation therapy have fewer gastrointestinal complications compared to patients treated with conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy,...



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