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Traffic accidents linked to increased risk of chronic widespread pain

March 20, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Individuals with poorer health or psychological issues may be prone to developing chronic widespread pain following a traumatic event. This new research, published today in Arthritis Care & Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology,...

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A Smoking Gun for Emphysema

March 20, 2011 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new blood test may detect signs of the disease before symptoms appear.

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Page Physicians with Instant Message on iPad

March 20, 2011 7:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DETROIT, March 20, 2011 /- Webahn, Inc. today announced that Capzule EMR, its electronic medical records iOS App for physicians, now includes instant messaging capability. Capzule (capzule.com) is an online electronic medical records platform offered to small practices as a software...

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New imaging technique provides rapid, high-definition chemistry

March 20, 2011 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) With intensity a million times brighter than sunlight, a new synchrotron-based imaging technique offers high-resolution pictures of the molecular composition of tissues with unprecedented speed and quality. The new technique employs multiple beams of...

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Influence of pulp extraction technique on DPSCs quality and quantity

March 19, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International & American Association for Dental Research) During the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, lead researcher C. Paganellii will present a poster titled "Influence of Pulp Extraction Technique on DPSCs Quality and Quantity."

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Biodegradable tooth-binding micelles inhibit Streptococcus mutans biofilm growth

March 19, 2011 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International & American Association for Dental Research) During the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, lead researcher F. Cheni will hold an oral presentation on a research study titled "Biodegradable Tooth-binding Micelles Inhibit Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Growth."

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New Model Provides Insights Into Intravenous and Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Pharmacokinetics in Patients With Primary Immunodeficiencies

March 19, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 19, 2011 /- CSL Behring today announced the development of an innovative pharmacokinetic (PK) model that allows the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of subcutaneous (SC) immunoglobulin G (IgG) following administration to be simulated with a...

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Covidien Announces FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Approval for Pipeline(TM) Embolization Device

March 18, 2011 7:35 pm | by Covidien | Comments

MANSFIELD, Mass., Mar 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE:COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Devices Advisory Panel voted to recommend approval for Pipeline(TM) Embolization Device,...

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WellPoint CEO received 3 percent raise last year(3)

March 18, 2011 3:47 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The president and CEO of health insurer WellPoint Inc. received a 3 percent boost in compensation last year for a total pay package worth $13.4 million.Angela Braly's salary was flat at $1.1 million, but she received an 83 percent increase in her performance bonus, which was $2.7 million.The...

WellPoint CEO received 3 percent raise last year(2)

March 18, 2011 3:46 pm | Comments

The president and CEO of health insurer WellPoint Inc. received a 3 percent boost in total compensation in 2010 even as the company's profit and enrollment numbers slipped during a transitional year for U.S. health care companies.The Indianapolis-based insurer awarded Angela Braly a total pay...

WellPoint CEO received 3 percent raise last year

March 18, 2011 3:45 pm | Comments

The president and CEO of health insurer WellPoint Inc. received a 3 percent boost in total compensation in 2010 even as the company's profit and enrollment numbers slipped during a transitional year for U.S. health care companies.The Indianapolis-based insurer awarded Angela Braly a total pay...

Medco receives subpoena from SEC on consultant

March 18, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said Friday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents related to its dealings with a former consultant who is under investigation for fraud.Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based Medco has previously disclosed that the California...

Lilly and Avid Receive Complete Response Letter from FDA for Amyvidâ„¢ (florbetapir F 18 injection)(10)

March 18, 2011 2:34 pm | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS and PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2011 /- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., have received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their New Drug Application (NDA) for...

FDA Panel Struggles to Agree on Effectiveness of Tumor Device

March 18, 2011 2:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

An FDA advisory panel reached deadlock over the effectiveness of a novel device that blasts glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors with an electrical field, with the panel chair breaking the tie in favor of the device.

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Cigna CEO sees 2010 pay jump in first year on job

March 18, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The new CEO of managed-care company Cigna Corp. received a pay package worth more than $15 million last year.That's more than double the 2009 compensation total for David Cordani, who took over as CEO at the start of 2010.The leader of the fourth-largest health insurer based on enrollment...

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