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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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FDA Consumer Health Information: Using Malaria Medication For Leg Cramps Is Risky

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

SILVER SPRING, Md. , July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who use the malaria drug Qualaquin to treat or prevent nighttime leg cramps may want to talk to their health care professional. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) (Logo:...

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Que She Herbal Supplement: Undeclared Drug Ingredients

July 8, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Herbal product, sold as weight loss supplement, contains unlisted active pharmaceutical ingredients. Risk of serious side effects, especially in those with heart conditions.

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Conference bursaries make malaria mission possible

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(BioMed Central) Today, BioMed Central announced a fund to help researchers in developing countries attend the conference, Parasite to Prevention. The conference, held in conjunction with Malaria Journal, takes place in Edinburgh UK, Oct. 20-22, 2010.

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University of Manchester academics at international conference on geographic chemicals

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Manchester) A major conference, organized by scientists at the University of Manchester to showcase vital work on the effect of geographic chemicals, begins today.

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Nanotechnology: nanomaterials are widely used in commerce, but EPA faces challenges in regulating risk

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nanotechnology involves the ability to control matter at the scale of a nanometer--one billionth of a meter. The world market for products that contain nanomaterials is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2015.

The thinnest, smoothest metallic lines in the world helps speed up miniaturisation of electronic devices

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New method creates super-thin, high integrity, continuous metal lines that surpass today?s semiconductor industry requirements.

Nichia to start sample shipment of green diode laser

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nichia Corp will finally commercialize its green diode laser for use mainly in pico projectors.

Genzyme to transfer more manufacturing to Hospira

July 8, 2010 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. is expanding a deal designed to transfer more so-called fill-finish manufacturing work to Hospira Worldwide Inc. – part of an agreement with the U.S. FDA to comply with an enforcement action against the Cambridge-based biotechnology company.

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