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Report: UHS in talks to buy Psychiatric Solutions

May 16, 2010 3:10 pm | by MARLEY SEAMAN - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Universal Health Services Inc. is close to a deal to acquire mental-health hospital operator Psychiatric Solutions Inc. that could be worth almost $2 billion, according to media reports Sunday.Universal Health Services, one of the nation's largest hospital operators, is offering to buy...

Phone-cancer link 'inconclusive'

May 16, 2010 2:38 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

The largest study to date on links between mobile phone use and brain cancer proves inconclusive, WHO researchers say.

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Children with severe asthma at increased risk of developing COPD

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Children with severe asthma have more than 30 times the risk of developing adult chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) as adults compared to children without asthma, according to a prospective longitudinal cohort study from the Royal Children's...

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New technique may quickly distinguish between active and latent TB

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) An emerging technique designed to quickly distinguish between people with active and dormant tuberculosis may help health professionals diagnose the disease sooner, thereby potentially limiting early exposure to the disease, according to a study...

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False positives in TB diagnosis lead to real negatives for HIV patients

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) HIV-infected patients who are falsely diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) have higher rates of mortality than those who are correctly diagnosed with the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at University of California-San Francisco...

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9% growth expected in laser market

May 16, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Worldwide laser sales fell 25 percent in 2009, the first decline since 2000. Subsequently, 2009 was still among the 6 top revenue years in the history of the laser.

Higher oxygen levels improve preterm survival, increase risk for eye condition

May 16, 2010 9:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Two findings from an NIH research network study provide new information on how much oxygen very preterm infants should receive starting at birth and the most effective means to deliver it to them. One finding is that...

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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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