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Adeona's Alzheimer's Disease Pivotal Clinical Study Results Abstract Accepted for Presentation at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting

February 8, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 8, 2011 /- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex: AEN ), a developer of innovative medicines for serious central nervous system diseases, announced today that an abstract on the Company's pivotal clinical trial of its zinc and cysteine-based product candidate being...

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Kindred Healthcare will buy RehabCare for $900M

February 8, 2011 1:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kindred Healthcare, a provider of acute care hospital and inpatient rehabilitation services, says it has agreed to buy rival RehabCare Group for about $900 million in cash and stock.The combined company will have about $6 billion in annual revenue and operate 118 long-term acute care hospitals,...

2P2D Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Tovi Bachar, Former Managing Director of GE Healthcare Israel, as Director and Chairman

February 7, 2011 11:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 8, 2011 /- 2P2D Ltd ., a medical device company developing telemedicine systems for clinical trial management, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Tovi Bachar, former Managing Director of GE Healthcare Israel, as Director and Chairman. Tovi Bachar has...

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Pollution controls used during China Olympics could save lives if continued

February 7, 2011 8:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) The air pollution control measures that were put in place in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games -- if continued -- would cut almost in half the lifetime risk of lung cancer for the area's residents from certain inhaled pollutants, a new study concludes.

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Owens & Minor 4Q net income down on charges

February 7, 2011 3:47 pm | Comments

Ending its pension plan and distributing the plan's assets dragged down medical and surgical supply company Owens & Minor Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income, the company said Monday. Owens & Minor said it earned $21.8 million, or 34 cents per share, for the quarter. That's down from $32.3 million, or 51

Owens & Minor 4Q net income down on charges

February 7, 2011 3:46 pm | Comments

Ending its pension plan and distributing the plan's assets dragged down medical and surgical supply company Owens & Minor Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income, the company said Monday.Owens & Minor said it earned $21.8 million, or 34 cents per share, for the quarter. That's down from $32.3 million,...

Anthropologist: 'Body Worlds' visitors confront bodies but not death

February 7, 2011 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In two new works, an anthropologist tackles a perplexing question relating to the enormously successful "Body Worlds" exhibits: How does society tolerate -- and even celebrate -- the public display of human corpses?

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US cites United Healthcare in Conn. on overtime

February 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department says it recovered nearly $1 million in back wages for 479 employees of UnitedHealthcare in Hartford after finding that employees were improperly denied overtime pay.The federal agency said Monday it interviewed 90 employees and reviewed records for 21,000 employees. It...

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Feds cite UnitedHealthcare in Conn. on overtime

February 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department says it recovered nearly $1 million in back wages for 479 employees of UnitedHealthcare in Hartford after finding that employees were improperly denied overtime pay.The federal agency said Monday it interviewed 90 employees and reviewed records for 21,000 employees. It...

Abbott's Ibis Technology Identified Fatal Disease Organism in Afghanistan

February 7, 2011 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /- Today, at the American Society for Microbiology Conference on Biodefense and Emerging Diseases, scientists from Abbott Molecular presented data showing the unique power of the company's Ibis technology to identify and further characterize unknown...

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Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen Tablets, Phenobarbital Tablets by Qualitest: Recall - Incorrect Package Labeling

February 7, 2011 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Patients may unintentionally take Hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets, instead of the intended dose of Phenobarbital, which can lead to serious adverse events.

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Egypt Today; The Muslim Brotherhood; The Jobs Numbers and Obama in

February 7, 2011 8:45 am | by Chris MatthewsAssociated Press | Comments

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Summary Box: Humana's 4Q net income falls 57 pct

February 7, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE RESULTS: Humana Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income fell 57 percent to $107.3 million, or 63 cents per share, weighed down by $1.02 per share of expenses. Revenue rose 9.4 percent to $8.35 billion.ENROLLMENT GAINS: Humana's Medicare Advantage membership increased to approximately 1.89 million in...

FDA Orders Postmarket Surveillance of Certain TMJ Implants

February 7, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered three manufacturers of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants to conduct postmarket surveillance studies to determine the length of time before the implants are removed or...

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