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UK woman has sextuplets

May 21, 2010 2:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

A 31-year-old woman is recovering after giving birth to sextuplets at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxfordshire.

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Kyodo economic news summary -5-+

May 21, 2010 2:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

---------- Kirin Beverage to recall 432,000 Volvic bottlesTOKYO - Kirin Beverage Co. said Friday it will voluntarily recall about 432,000 bottles of Volvic mineral water as it found the bottles tainted with mold.Affected by the recall are 1-liter plastic bottles of mineral water that went on...

Abbott recognised as one of the UK's Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work® Institute

May 21, 2010 12:35 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

MAIDENHEAD, Berkshire, 21 May 2010 - The Great Place to Work® Institute has once again named Abbott as one of the UK's Top 50 Best Workplaces. This was the second consecutive year that Abbott has been included on the list.The Great Place to Work Institute evaluates the degree of...

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Can eGFR be a routine preoperative renal function test?

May 20, 2010 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(World Journal of Gastroenterology) A research team from Japan evaluated the validity of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as a preoperative renal function parameter in patients with gastric cancer. Their study showed that eGFR was as equally reliable as creatinine...

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Synthetic eye prosthesis

May 20, 2010 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Donor corneas are a rarity: in Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that minuscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients -- especially those facing their last resort -- with the chance to see again.

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New study finds attending Weight Watchers meetings helps reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes

May 20, 2010 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Weber Shandwick Worldwide) A new study published in this month's American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine which found that attending Weight Watchers meetings not only aids in weight loss, but also helps reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes -- promising news for the 57 million...

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Mount Sinai identifies first drug to demonstrate therapeutic effect in a type of autism

May 20, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a drug that improves communication between nerve cells in a mouse model of Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS). Behavioral symptoms of PMS fall under the autism...

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Surgical procedure offers new option for pediatric patients with rare cancer in abdomen

May 20, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A study by a pediatric surgical oncologist from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital shows that an adult surgery adapted for use in young patients increased the survival of children with rare tumors in...

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Statin side-effect risk uncovered

May 20, 2010 3:37 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

GPs should be careful about prescribing cholesterol-busting drugs say researchers who found "unintended" side effects.

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Genetics of body germs revealed

May 20, 2010 3:37 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

The entire genetic sequences of 178 microbes that live on, or in, the human body have been decoded by US scientsts.

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Autism link with migrant parents

May 20, 2010 3:37 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Migration from certain parts of the world can increase the risk of a child having autism, a study has suggested.

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Tekia Enters Into Distribution Agreement With Fritz Ruck/T-MED, Germany to Market Its Accommodative Intraocular Lens to Treat Presbyopia

May 20, 2010 2:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. , May 20 /- Tekia, Inc., an ophthalmic medical device company, announced today it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement, for Germany , with Fritz Ruck /T-MED of Baesweiler, Germany to market its Tek-Clear Accommodative Intraocular Lens used in the treatment...

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LightLab's C7-XR FD-OCT Intravascular Imaging System Featured on Good Morning America

May 20, 2010 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTFORD, Mass. , May 20 /- LightLab Imaging, Inc. announced today that Good Morning America featured Dr. Marco Costa , a leading interventional cardiologist and Director of the Interventional Cardiovascular Center at University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University , using the...

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eCardio Announces Addition to Senior Leadership Team

May 20, 2010 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON , May 20 /- eCardio, one of the leading providers of arrhythmia monitoring solutions, announced today that Thomas Strachan has been added to the senior leadership team in the role of Vice President.   (Photo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/DA08439 )...

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BCM scientists sequence microbes as part of Jumpstart for Human Microbiome Project

May 20, 2010 12:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

A consortium of genome sequencing leaders including the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center released data on the first 178 microbial reference genomes representative of those in the human body in a report that appears in today's issue of the journal Science . Others...

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