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US ranks last among 7 countries on health system performance

June 22, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Commonwealth Fund) Despite having the most expensive health care system, the United States ranks last overall compared to six other industrialized countries -- Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom -- on measures of health system...

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Cell Transplants for Macular Degeneration

June 22, 2010 9:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A stem-cell startup aims to test neural stem cells for treating two leading causes of blindness.

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Exercise trumps creatine in cardiac rehab

June 22, 2010 9:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(SAGE Publications UK) Athletes have been enjoying the benefits of creatine supplements to gain stronger muscles since the 1990s, and the supplement has also proven beneficial among other groups. Could it help cardiac patients regain strength to help with their heart-training...

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Stanford's Woods Institute awards new round of Environmental Venture Projects

June 22, 2010 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) The Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University has awarded four new Environmental Venture Projects grants for interdisciplinary research aimed at finding practical solutions promoting global sustainability.

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Computer fun helps improve girls' food choices, fitness

June 22, 2010 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(United States Department of Agriculture-Research, Education, and Economics) Lively, educational comic strips, geared to 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls, can help these young viewers make better food choices and improve their physical fitness. That's what happened in a...

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Environmental scandal in Chile

June 22, 2010 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) A Gottingen scientist discovers hitherto unknown impacts of Chilean salmon farms on coastal ecosystem.

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Genetically modified cell procedure may prove useful in treating kidney failure

June 22, 2010 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) A protein whose primary role is in the embryonic development of kidneys may play a future role in treating kidney failure. Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have successfully treated acute kidney injury in laboratory...

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Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Three Acquisitions With Annual Revenues of $14.0 Million

June 22, 2010 5:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BETHESDA, Md. , June 22 /- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) announced that it continues to expand its geographic presence with  the acquisition of Dynamic Orthotics and Prosthetics of Texas , Nebraska Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, and Spectrum Prosthetics and Orthotics...

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TheraQuest Unveils New Pain Management Product Pipeline

June 22, 2010 5:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BLUE BELL, Pa. , June 22 /- TheraQuest Biosciences, Inc., a clinical stage pain management company today unveiled its analgesic product pipeline. TheraQuest also announced the launch of its new corporate website at http://www.theraquestinc.com . Najib Babul, PharmD, President and Chief...

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Hospira Receives FDA Approval for Meropenem for Injection, USP (I.V.)

June 22, 2010 5:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill. , June 22 /- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), the world leader in generic injectable pharmaceuticals, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for meropenem for injection, USP (I.V.) 500 mg and 1 g vials.  The medication, a...

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Tolera Therapeutics Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Treatment of Type 1 diabetes mellitus

June 22, 2010 5:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

KALAMAZOO, Mich. , June 22 /- Tolera Therapeutics, Inc., was granted orphan drug status by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for TOL101 (anti-TCR murine monoclonal antibody, type IgM), for treatment of recent onset immune-mediated Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)....

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Rochester Medical Corporation Honored by Premier Healthcare Alliance for Exceptional Supplier Performance

June 22, 2010 5:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. , June 22 /- Rochester Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM ) today announced that it is a winner of the fifth annual Pinnacle Award, presented by the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Rochester Medical is one of 38 contracted...

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Anthem Healthcare Intelligence Teams with Oracle to Offer Healthcare Analytic Applications

June 22, 2010 5:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS , June 22 /- Anthem Healthcare Intelligence, Inc. is pleased to announce that they are working with Oracle to provide business intelligence and performance management applications.  Anthem will offer its provider specific analytic applications on Oracle's new Enterprise...

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BCM home nurse program helps young mothers, children

June 22, 2010 5:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

An innovative program at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic designed to improve the health and well being of young first-time mothers and their children is celebrating its successes since launching nearly two years ago. The Nurse-Family Partnership program offers home-based nurse services to...

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TomoTherapy signs deal with Amerinet

June 22, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Radiation therapy device maker TomoTherapy Inc. said Tuesday it signed a services deal with health care group purchasing organization Amerinet.The deal will make TomoTherapy's radiation therapy systems available to Amerinet's members. Amerinet has more than 41,000 members nationwide.Financial...

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