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Heavy alcohol use, binge drinking, might increase risk of pancreatic cancer, researcher reports

May 18, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Heavy alcohol use and binge drinking could increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in men, research from UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests.


Study: Yogurt-like drink DanActive reduced rate of common infections in daycare children

May 18, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) The probiotic yogurt-like drink DanActive reduced the rate of common sicknesses such as ear infections, sinusitis, the flu and diarrhea in daycare children, say researchers who studied the drink in the largest known probiotic clinical trial to...


Helping the Brain to Help Itself

May 18, 2010 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Transforming support cells in the brain into neurons might one day help repair damage from stroke or injury.


Don't skip necessary tests for fear of radiation risk

May 18, 2010 5:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

The radiation exposure from diagnostic medical imaging is low and should not cause patients concern about any future harmful effects.


New dad depression 'often missed'

May 18, 2010 4:37 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Many new fathers have post-natal depression, yet most cases remain undetected and untreated, say researchers.


Covidien Launches SILS(TM) Stitch Suturing Device for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

May 18, 2010 4:36 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Next generation endoscopic technology offers greater access and maneuverability NORTH HAVEN, Conn., May 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the worldwide launch of the SILS(TM) Stitch articulating suturing...


Complaints aired at FDA medical device forum

May 18, 2010 4:10 pm | by MARTIN MOYLANAssociated Press | News | Comments

The federal official who oversees the review and approval of medical devices came to the Twin Cities Tuesday, to hear what industry leaders and medical experts have to say about how the agency is doing its job. They aired a host of complaints.The medical device industry employs some 50,000...

Cascades launches antibacterial paper towel to counter sloppy handwashing

May 18, 2010 1:10 pm | by LuAnn LaSalle-Associated Press | News | Comments

Paper products maker Cascades is looking for new commercial markets with its antibacterial paper towel aimed at cutting down the amount of bacteria spread by hand contact.Cascades (TSX:CAS) is launching what it calls an "intelligent" antibacterial paper towel that it says compensates for sloppy...


4-Star General-Former U.S. Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey Featured At Tacoma Treatment Solutions 5-Year Anniv: Mon. May 24, 11 a.m., 9500 Front Street, Lakewood WA 98499

May 18, 2010 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

McCAFFREY ALSO TUES., MAY 25 NOON—RIBBON CUTTING –OPENING NEW CANYON PARK TREATMENT SOLUTIONS, 22026 20 TH AVE. SE, BOTHELL WA 98021, Suite 101 Facilities Confront "The New Heroin", Will Announce 96% Successful Stop of Opiate Abuse within 30 Days Treatment TACOMA, Wash. and...


Research Evaluating Effectiveness of Behavioral Counseling and Varenicline for Smoking Cessation Featured in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

May 18, 2010 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. , May 18 /- A recently completed randomized trial compared three ways to deliver a behavioral smoking cessation program using varenicline (Chantix®): by phone, web, or both.  Although phone counseling had greater treatment advantage for early cessation and...


Gene variation can affect fetal growth

May 18, 2010 12:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Smoking during pregnancy can affect an infant's growth in two ways, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine . First, a deletion of genetic material in the fetus itself inactivates a gene (GSST1) that would normally enable the fetus to excrete intermediates of some of the most...


European Patent Office Upholds Molecular Devices Planar Patch Clamp Patent

May 18, 2010 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , May 18 /- Molecular Devices today announced that European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld Molecular Devices foundational planar patch-clamp patent (EP No 1 040 349 B1).  The board will issue a written decision to this effect in the near future. The ruling will be...


Company Featured at Citi Global Health Care Conference on May 27 and Lazard Annual Radiation Oncology Day on June 3

May 18, 2010 12:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —TomoTherapy Incorporated ( (NASDAQ: TOMO), maker of advanced radiation therapy solutions for cancer care, today announced that company management will participate in two upcoming investment community conferences.On Thursday, May 27, 2010,...

The Gateway Academy – Innovative Education

May 18, 2010 10:41 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2010 — The SME Education Foundation and industry partner, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) know that if you want to capture the attention of multi-tasking 6th – 8th grade students, your chances of reaching them are increased by offering a program such as...

AACR Applauds Presidential Nomination of Harold E. Varmus, M.D., as Director of the National Cancer Institute

May 18, 2010 10:38 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research, the world’s oldest and largest cancer research organization, congratulates Harold E. Varmus, M.D., on his nomination by President Barack Obama to serve as the 14th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)....



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