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Sleep-disordered breathing is common but hard to detect in pediatric patients

June 4, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) An estimated 18 percent of pediatric patients in a University of North Carolina-based study were at-risk for sleep-related breathing disorders. Pediatric risk was not associated with any demographic or craniofacial characteristics, as it is in...

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Sleep apnea patients using oral appliance therapy show high efficacy and compliance

June 4, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) According to new research that will be presented on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, between 31 and 53 months after beginning oral appliance therapy, the sleep apnea treatment...

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Questionnaires help dentists screen for sleep-disordered breathing in children

June 4, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) According to new research that will receive the Graduate Student Research Award on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, questionnaires can help dentists screen for sleep-disordered...

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Man Meets Animal In The New Film <em>Splice</em>

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Human-animal hybrids have been a part of mythology for millennia. But what if it were actually possible to create half-human creatures in the lab? Vincenzo Natali, director and screenwriter of the science fiction film Splice, talks about the ethics of splicing human and animal DNA.

Will Breast Cancer Ever Be Preventable?

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two research papers out this week tackle breast cancer prevention. A study in Nature Medicine describes a possible cancer vaccine; the other, in The Lancet, looks at the influence of lifestyle on genes. Immunologist Vincent Tuohy and oncologist Cliff Hudis explain the work.

Strikingly Little Is Known About Lightning

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

For as common as lightning is, scientists have yet to completely understand what causes it. Physicist and lightning researcher Joseph Dwyer is learning more about lightning by causing lightning strikes and recording the X-rays and gamma rays that the lightning produces.

Oil Spill: Can Science Clean Up This Mess?

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

After a string of engineering failures, the most consistent mitigation strategy for the oil spill has been dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of potentially toxic dispersant into the Gulf. Ira Flatow and guests discuss whether scientists should be able to provide better solutions.

Tips For Coping With Bad-News Burnout

June 4, 2010 2:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Is the slick of bad news about the oil spill bringing you down? Psychologist and "compassion fatigue" expert Charles Figley, of Tulane University’s School of Social Work, explains why negative news can be overwhelming and suggests strategies for taking a mental vacation.

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Heart research gets international recognition

June 4, 2010 2:41 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU bioengineering students have won an international award for a presentation on their research into treatment of congenita1 heart disease.read more

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UPDATE: Abiomed re-states Q4 results, vaults to nearly $1 million in profits

June 4, 2010 2:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abiomed Inc. re-states its sales and earnings for the foruth quarter, resulting in a sharp, nearly $1 million boost to its bottom line. Abiomed Inc. (NSDQ:ABMD) re-stated its fourth-quarter sales and earnings numbers, resulting in a nearly $1 million boost to its bottom...

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GammaGard Liquid, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)

June 4, 2010 1:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Market withdrawal due to an increased number of adverse event reports of allergic reactions associated with two lots.

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St. Jude settles fraud case for $3.7 million

June 4, 2010 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Friday it will pay $3.7 million as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice over allegations the company paid illegal kickbacks to hospitals in Ohio.The company admits no wrongdoing as part of the settlement.St. Jude said the...

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Onyx Pharmaceuticals Presents Interim Results of Phase 1b Carfilzomib Combination Trial

June 4, 2010 12:41 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EMERYVILLE, Calif. , June 4 /- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced updated interim results of the Phase 1b dose-escalation trial, known as the 006 study, evaluating carfilzomib in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid®) and low dose dexamethasone in patients...

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Arizona Residents Get Help With Medicines Through PPA 2.0

June 4, 2010 12:41 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON , June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent article in Arizona 's Gilbert Examiner highlighted the Partnership for Prescription Assistance ( PPA ) and announced the launch of " PPA 2.0 ," the organization's online expansion of the program. PPA has helped more than 6.5 million...

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CMS pivots on MRA coverage decision

June 4, 2010 12:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reverse course on its national coverage decision for a type of MRI, magnetic resonance angiography, that looks for stenosis in arteries. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it no longer believes a separate coverage...

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