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FDA Approves Boston Scientific's Genesys HTAâ„¢ System

May 18, 2010 4:40 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Next-generation system strengthens Company's endometrial ablation portfolio for the treatment of menorrhagia

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Well-tolerated radiotherapy provides longer life to patients with recurrent brain cancer

May 18, 2010 4:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Patients who received hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for their recurrent brain cancers lived longer lives, according to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University.

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China Sky One Medical Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

May 18, 2010 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARBIN, China , May 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced record...

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Allied Healthcare approves $10 mln buyback plan

May 18, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allied Healthcare will buy back up to $10 million in its own shares, the company said Tuesday.The plan, approved by the board of directors, will use cash on hand and cash flow from operations. Allied had 45.1 million common shares outstanding as of Friday.Allied Healthcare International Inc.,...

Power from Glucose

May 17, 2010 11:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An implanted biofuel cell may someday power medical devices.

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Long-lasting sensory loss in WTC workers

May 17, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Monell Chemical Senses Center) New research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that workers exposed to the complex mixture of toxic airborne chemicals following the 9/11 disaster had a decreased ability to detect odors and irritants two years after the exposure.

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IBM 2010 Global CEO Study: Creativity Selected as Most Crucial Factor for Future Success

May 17, 2010 8:36 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

According to a major new IBM survey of more than 1,500 Chief Executive Officers from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide, chief executives believe that -- more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision -- successfully navigating an increasing complex world will...

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Metronidazole injection 500 mg / 100 ml: Voluntary recall due to non-sterility

May 17, 2010 6:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Non-sterility of metronidazole injection administered via the intravenous route has the potential to result in infections, which could be fatal.

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Covidien Enters Hemorrhoidopexy Market with New Hemorrhoid Stapling Technology

May 17, 2010 5:36 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Stapler Innovation Addresses Current Challenges in Treating Rectal Prolapse and Hemorrhoid Disease NORTH HAVEN, Conn., May 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that it is entering the hemorrhoidopexy market for...

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Canadian National to buy back up to 3M shares

May 17, 2010 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian National Railway Co. said Monday it will buy back up to 3 million shares through private deals with a third-party seller.The deal will be part of a 15 million-share repurchase program announced in January, the freight railroad said.Canadian National said it will negotiate the price...

World's biggest study on cell phones and brain cancer inconclusive

May 17, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) The world's biggest investigation on possible links between cell-phone use and brain tumors is inconclusive, according to a Canadian scientist who collaborated on the Interphone International Study Group. Jack Siemiatycki, a professor at the University of...

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New evidence caffeine may slow Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, restore cognitive function

May 17, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IOS Press) Although caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug worldwide, its potential beneficial effect for maintenance of proper brain functioning has only recently begun to be adequately appreciated. Substantial evidence from epidemiological studies and fundamental...

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Wrinkles are scarier than skin cancer for young tanners

May 17, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Northwestern University) The most effective way to convince young women to cut back on their indoor tanning, a habit that hikes their risk of melanoma 75 percent, is to warn them that it will cause leathery, wrinkled skin. They're not worried about skin cancer, according to new...

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Euthanasia and the use of end-of-life drugs without explicit request

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Despite fears to the contrary, the use of drugs to end life without patient request has not increased since euthanasia was legalized in Belgium, states an article in CMAJ.

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Sausage a day 'raises heart risk'

May 17, 2010 3:36 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Small amounts of processed meat increases the risk of developing heart disease, while steak does not, research suggests.

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