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Acetaminophen use in adolescents linked to doubled risk of asthma

August 13, 2010 3:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) New evidence linking the use of acetaminophen to development of asthma and eczema suggests that even monthly use of the drug in adolescents may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who used none at all; yearly use was associated with...

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Biogen sued over drug safety

August 12, 2010 1:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

A Nebraska man, 23-year-old Jesse Peetz, has filed suit in federal court against Biogen Idec Inc. and Genentech Inc., alleging that the companies did not properly advise patients of the risks associated with its drug, Rituxan, after Peetz said he suffered an infection that left him paralyzed.

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Laying the Foundation for a Sound Package Testing Program

August 12, 2010 12:44 pm | by Britte Jones | WuXi AppTec | Articles | Comments

Ensuring the medical device packaging is sufficient to meet the needs of all challenges during a device’s journey is as important as the integrity of the device itself. This article outlines four key considerations OEMs need to address in order to ensure they are establishing a solid foundation upon which to build their package testing program.

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Boston Heart Lab raises $10M

August 12, 2010 11:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Boston Heart Lab Corp., a provider of cardiac diagnostic tests and disease management information, has pulled in a funding round worth $10 million.

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Lamictal (lamotrigine): Label Change - Risk of Aseptic Meningitis

August 12, 2010 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Warnings and Precautions section of Prescribing Information and patient Medication Guide revised to include information about the risk of aseptic meningitis.

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Converting 2D Technology Into 3D Imaging

August 12, 2010 10:55 am | by Dr. Doron Dinstein | Articles | Comments

The quality of 2D imaging has improved significantly over the years. However, it still cannot compare to the wealth of information that can be ascertained from viewing a 3D image. New technology offers 3D imaging results from traditional 2D equipment.

Rack Cases Provide Easy Handling

August 12, 2010 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE, the metal enclosures division of OKW, has introduced the ‘METTEC’ 19” rack cases. These versatile enclosures feature an attractive front bezel which incorporates unique ‘comfort handles’ for easy handling.

12 Bit Absolute Encoder is Compact

August 12, 2010 9:03 am | CUI Inc | Product Releases | Comments

CUI has added a new absolute encoder to its high resolution, low-cost AMT modular encoder line. The AMT203 outputs 12 bits of absolute position information in a very small (1.35”x1.13”x 0.45”) modular package.

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Omnicare raises quarterly dividend a penny

August 12, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Omnicare Inc., which dispenses drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Thursday its board approved raising its quarterly dividend by a penny to 3.25 cents per share.The dividend is payable Sept. 15 to shareholders of record on Aug. 31.

Gearhead Provides Longer Life and Higher Performance

August 12, 2010 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bodine Electric Company introduces its new WX gearhead in conjunction with its upgraded 34B-frame brushless DC motor. The WX is a new high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range.

Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk, scientists say

August 12, 2010 8:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Imperial College London) Fast food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge so that customers can neutralize the heart disease dangers of fatty food, researchers at Imperial College London suggest in a new study published this week.

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Multidisciplinary treatment of glioblastoma multiforme can extend patient's life

August 12, 2010 8:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common form of brain cancer; being an extremely serious type of the disease as currently, on diagnosis, the chances of survival of the patient is less than a year.

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Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise

August 12, 2010 7:45 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The employment picture is looking bleaker as applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.It's a sign that hiring is weak and employers are still cutting their staffs.First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted...

Medtronic completes $350M purchase of ATS Medical

August 12, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's biggest medical device maker, said Thursday its acquisition of heart device maker ATS Medical is complete.Medtronic agreed to buy ATS in April for $350 million, or $4 per share. The deal also includes $20 million in debt held by ATS Medical.Shares of Medtronic...

Desk Stations Developed for Ergonomic Handheld Enclosures

August 12, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The desk stations are available in three versions to suit case sizes M, L, and XL, and are molded in off-white or black ABS. A contoured aperture is provided in the top for inserting the case, and knockouts on the underside cater for the data/power cable.

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