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Rotarix Vaccine: Update to Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

May 16, 2010 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

UPDATE 05/16/2010. FDA determined it is appropriate for clinicians and health care professionals to resume the use of Rotarix and to continue the use of RotaTeq. Originally posted 03/22/2010

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Pulmonary rehabilitation effective for both obese and slim COPD patients

May 16, 2010 5:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) stand to gain as much from pulmonary rehabilitation as their slimmer counterparts, even though as a group they have a lower exercise capacity, according to new research from the University...

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Statins decrease risk of clot-related diseases

May 16, 2010 5:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Individuals at risk for clot-related diseases may benefit from taking common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut.

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Libya plane crash boy flies home

May 15, 2010 1:38 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

The Dutch boy who was the only survivor of a plane crash in Libya that killed 103 people arrives back in the Netherlands.

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MTI micro receives $1.2M grant from U.S. Department of Energy

May 15, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc. (MTI Micro), the developer of the Mobion ® off-the-grid portable power solution, and a subsidiary of Mechanical Technology, Incorporated (MTI) (OTC: MKTY) announced today that it has received a $1.2M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), broadening the...

Student of Excellence: Elaine Clayton, RN-to-BSN

May 15, 2010 7:36 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Elaine Clayton, an RN-to-BSN student at the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, had a vision for partnerships between trade unions and The Crossroads, Inc. read more

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Medtronic touts atrial fibrillation treatment at Heart Rhythm Society conference

May 14, 2010 8:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Minnesota medical device giant says patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), or irregular heart quivering, reported significantly less symptoms after using its cryoablation technology. By Thomas Lee Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) said patients suffering from atrial...

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ATS publishes joint statement on renal failure in the ICU patient

May 14, 2010 8:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Despite the fact that recent medical advances have allowed health care professionals to stabilize patients who would have otherwise died, many stabilized patients later develop organ system failure. In fact, acute renal failure is one of the biggest...

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Mums-to-be rate mothers' wisdom

May 14, 2010 4:40 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Mothers-to-be think their mothers know better than the medics when it comes to health advice, researchers say.

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Covidien Demonstrates Latest Technology for Endoscopic Surgery and Soft Tissue Repair at SAGES 2010

May 14, 2010 4:37 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Includes preview of new instruments for single incision laparoscopic surgery and surgical stapling LANDOVER, Md., Apr 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, will preview a variety of new devices and showcase some of the Company's...

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Covidien Launches EXALGO(TM) Extended-Release Tablets

May 14, 2010 4:37 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

New extended-release formulation available for around-the-clock pain management ST. LOUIS, Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today introduced EXALGO(TM) (hydromorphone HCI) Extended-Release Tablets, (CII), the only...

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Is The Planet Facing A Mass Extinction?

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Plants and animals must adapt or go extinct as the climate changes. Paul Raeburn and guests talk about new research on populations of frogs and lizards, and discuss ways that conservation strategies may have to change as habitats shift towards the poles or creep up mountain slopes.

This Field Rocks

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Tucked in a shallow valley in northeastern Pennsylvania is a mysterious geologic feature: 16 acres of sandstone boulders. Science Friday speaks with Megan Taylor, environmental education specialist at Hickory Run State Park, to hear the geologic history of the boulder field.

Doctors Seek Compromise On Female Genital Cutting

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says a "ritual nick" to the genitals of newborn females might "save some girls from undergoing disfiguring and life-threatening procedures in their native countries." Law Professor Dena Davis explains the policy.

Behind the Piles: A Look At Why People Hoard

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The new book Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things looks at the nature of hoarders, and the reasons why some people hoard. Co-author and professor of psychology Randy Frost describes his work, and explains why changing a hoarder's behavior is difficult.

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