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Propofol poses low risk in pediatric imaging studies, but risk increases with anesthesia duration

June 9, 2010 4:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Children's National Medical Center) A new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine finds that propofol, a well-known anesthesia medication, has a low occurrence of adverse events for children undergoing research-driven imaging studies. The study, led by a...

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Surgical Drape Tapes and Incise Film Solutions Satisfy Challenging Application Requirements

June 9, 2010 2:14 am | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | Product Releases | Comments

A broad range of incise films and bordering, assembly, fenestration and fixation tapes are now available from Avery Dennison Medical Products (MD&M East Booth 1543).

Miniature-Class 40 and 60 W Class II Switching AC-DC Power Supplies

June 9, 2010 2:06 am | Astrodyne Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne introduces the new open frame BSL/BSM Class II Series available as single outputs of 5, 9, 12, 15, 24, 36, and 48 VDC in 40 and 60 Watts.

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Is IVF good value for money? Why funding of assisted reproduction is sound fiscal policy

June 8, 2010 11:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Children conceived by medically assisted reproduction (MAR) have fiscal implications for government both in terms of future government spending and tax revenue. Based on public funding to conceive a MAR child -- after...

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Sleep may help you become a 'Guitar Hero'

June 8, 2010 9:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) The improvement in performance accuracy on "Guitar Hero III" was greater after a night of sleep than after a similar length of daytime wakefulness. At acquisition participants played about 61 percent of the notes correctly. Performance accuracy...

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Sleep preference can predict performance of Major League Baseball pitchers

June 8, 2010 9:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) In early games that started before 7 p.m., the earned run average (ERA) of pitchers who were morning types (3.06) was lower than the average ERA of pitchers who were evening types (3.49); however, in games that started at 7 p.m. or later,...

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High-school seniors with excessive daytime sleepiness have an increased risk of depression

June 8, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) High school seniors were three times more likely to have strong depression symptoms (odds ratio = 3.04) if they had excessive daytime sleepiness. Fifty-two percent of participants had excessive daytime sleepiness, 30 percent had strong...

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A 10-Cent Blood-Type Test

June 8, 2010 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The cheap, portable, paper-based test could improve medical treatments in the developing world.

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CPAP therapy provides a memory boost for adults with sleep apnea

June 8, 2010 8:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) On an overnight picture memory consolidation task, OSA patients being treated with CPAP therapy outperformed both untreated OSA patients and a control group of people who did not have OSA, suggesting that CPAP is effective at recouping memory...

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FRAX now available as an iPhone application

June 8, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) The WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) is now easily accessible via iPhone, making the calculation tool independent of internet access and easy to use in any clinical setting.

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Importance of insulin delivery devices for diabetes management

June 8, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The growing use of insulin delivery devices such as pens and pumps may help individuals with diabetes optimize blood glucose control and minimize their risk for chronic health problems associated with diabetes, as described in a...

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A launchpad for stem cell research

June 8, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Dr. Yechiel Elkabetz of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has identified a special class of stem cells called "rosette-stage NSCs," which he is using to develop a tool to control the growth and development of these cells in...

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Norwegian Institute of Public Health receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant

June 8, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Norwegian Institute of Public Health) The Norwegian Institute of Public Health announced today that it has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health research project...

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Philips Healthcare center to raise northeast Ohio's imaging profile

June 8, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center to buttress the x-ray and MRI birthplace's reputation as a hub for innovation in medical imaging technology. By Mary Vanac The Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center could bolster northeast...

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Tornier Inc. readies $205 million IPO

June 8, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Minn.-based orthodpedic firm plans an estimated $205 million initial public offering By Thomas Lee Tornier Inc. is planning to test the choppy waters of Wall Street with an estimated $205 million initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and...

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