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Health care disparities seen in epilepsy patients with low socioeconomic status

February 22, 2011 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A newly published report reveals patients with epilepsy and low socioeconomic status are more likely to have uncontrolled seizures, drug-related side effects, and a lower overall quality of life. The study also indicates that low SES patients used the hospital...

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Zell Lurie Institute Awards $106,300 to University of Michigan Students Through the Michigan Business Challenge and Dare to Dream Startup Grant Program

February 22, 2011 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business today announced winners of its 2010-2011 Michigan Business Challenge competition awards and Eugene...

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Shockwave System Developed to Aid Concussion Detection

February 22, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /- An Illinois high school hockey coach is taking the pro-active approach to concussion awareness and detection. Tim Johannes, who coaches at Stevenson High School, invented the Shockwave System , designed for anyone wearing helmets with the risk of sustaining a...

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Masimo to Present at the Cowen and Company Health Care Conference

February 22, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company Health Care Conference at The Marriott Copley Place in Boston on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 8:45 a.m. E.T.  A live audiocast of the...

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New Book From Siren Interactive Reveals How Parents of Children With Rare Diseases Play Major Roles in Diagnosis and Treatment

February 22, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Siren Interactive, a relationship marketing agency specializing in rare diseases, announces the publication of "Uncommon Challenges; Shared Journeys," a collection of 13 personal stories offering intimate views into the lives of families affected by rare...

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Grifols Signs Cooperative Agreement for Commercialization of Immunohematology Diagnostic Products in the US

February 22, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Grifols, a global healthcare company and biopharmaceutical manufacturer based in Barcelona, Spain has entered into a long-term cooperative agreement with the diagnostics business of Novartis for the commercialization of select Grifols' diagnostic...

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Antipsychotic drugs: Class Labeling Change - Treatment During Pregnancy and Potential Risk to Newborns

February 22, 2011 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Risk for abnormal muscle movements (extrapyramidal signs or EPS) and withdrawal symptoms in newborns whose mothers were treated with these drugs.

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Humana announces wellness initiative

February 22, 2011 5:45 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. said Tuesday it's teaming with a South African company to offer a wellness program aimed at reducing its medical claims and lowering out-of-pocket health costs for its medical members.Humana didn't disclose financial terms of its joint venture with Discovery Holdings...

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Correx corrals $2.8M in second funding round

February 22, 2011 5:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Waltham-based surgical device company Correx Inc. has landed $2.8 million of a planned $4 million financing round – the second the company has taken since it was founded in 2004, according to federal documents.

Clinical Data selling to Forest for $1.2B in cash

February 22, 2011 4:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Clinical Data Inc., a Newton-based drug development company, plans to be acquired by Forest Laboratories Inc. of New York for $1.2 billion, just weeks after its depression drug vilazodone HCl won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

UNC Health Care and IBM Announce Nation's Latest Major Health Information Exchange

February 22, 2011 4:36 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced that UNC Health Care has launched a new health information exchange (HIE) to improve the flow of reliable health information among their affiliated hospitals and physician practices throughout North Carolina. As a result, health care providers will be able to quickly...

Reportlinker Adds Global Orthopedic Instrumentation Industry

February 22, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Orthopedic Instrumentation Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098382/Global-Orthopedic-Instrumentation-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets...

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Reportlinker Adds North American Pneumatic Accessories Market

February 22, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: North American Pneumatic Accessories Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0402399/North-American-Pneumatic-Accessories-Market.html This research covers the state of the...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Intraocular Lenses Industry

February 22, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Intraocular Lenses Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098379/Global-Intraocular-Lenses-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Intraocular...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Disposable Medical Gloves Industry

February 22, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Disposable Medical Gloves Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098378/Global-Disposable-Medical-Gloves-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets...

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