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Covidien Announces the Launch of Three New Platforms for its Puritan Bennett(TM) 840 Ventilators

December 9, 2010 4:34 pm | by Covidien | Comments

Puritan Bennett(TM) 840 Neonatal, Universal and Pediatric-Adult Ventilators Deliver Comprehensive Ventilation to a Broad Range of Patients BOULDER, Colo., Dec 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in...

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Community Health offers to buy Tenet for $3B

December 9, 2010 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Community Health Systems Inc. is taking its $3 billion cash and stock offer for rival hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. public, in a move to rally shareholder support for the deal.Tenet shares surged nearly 50 percent in aftermarket trading, rising $2.04 to $6.30.Community Health said...

Cigna buys back $300M of senior notes due in 2018

December 9, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CIGNA Corp. said Thursday that it will buy back $300 million worth of senior debt due in 2018.The health insurance company, based in Philadelphia, said that bondholders have until Dec. 15 to offer up their notes.The purchase price will be calculated by adding .45 percent to the yield of the...

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New Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Disease Caps Successful Year of Federal Anti-Tobacco Action, AACR Says

December 9, 2010 1:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Association for Cancer Research commends the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General for its continued focus on tobacco, one of most pressing public health issues of our time. The Surgeon General today released a new report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease,...

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Cholera strain evolves new mechanism for causing disease

December 9, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Microbiology) New clinical strains of cholera appear to have evolved a distinctly different mechanism to cause the same disease according to research published in the current issue of the online journal mBio.

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Transformation at top of agenda for CPMRC's annual conference in Jan. 2011

December 9, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) The 19th International Conference (Jan. 19-22, 2011) of the CPM Resource Center, an Elsevier company and leader in assisting health care organizations improve practice at the point of care, will focus on transformational leadership and feature advice from many business...

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Cancer prevention expert honored for innovative tobacco research

December 9, 2010 11:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Behavioral scientist and tobacco-cessation expert, Alexander V. Prokhorov, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is the recipient of the 2011 American Society of Preventive Oncology Joseph W. Cullen Memorial...

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Former Aetna CEO James T. Lynn dies at 83

December 9, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Managed care company Aetna Inc. said Thursday former Chairman and CEO James T. Lynn died this week in Maryland. He was 83.Lynn served as chairman and CEO for the Hartford, Conn., insurer from 1984 until he retired in 1992. He joined the company's board in 1978.Before joining Aetna, Lynn worked...

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Stricter testing for federal ground beef program may not lead to safer meat(2)

December 9, 2010 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Academy of Sciences) A new National Research Council report finds no scientific basis that more stringent testing of meat purchased through the government's ground beef purchase program and distributed to various federal food and nutrition programs -- including the...

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Stricter testing for federal ground beef program may not lead to safer meat

December 9, 2010 10:32 am | Comments

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Peregrine semiconductor and Soitec announce new bonded silicon-on-sapphire substrate for RFIC manufacturing

December 9, 2010 9:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Continued evolution of SOS wafer part of long-term UltraCMOS?technology roadmap

Solectria renewables SmartGrid inverter series achieves 97.5% CEC efficiency

December 9, 2010 9:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Solectria Renewables, LLC, a U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, on December 7, 2010 announced that its SmartGrid Inverters (SGI) 225, 250, 266 and 300kW inverters have achieved 97.5% CEC efficiency ? said by the company to be the highest CEC efficiency in the solar industry, Solectria emphasizes.

2010 SABCS:Patient Screening and Management Teleconference Recording

December 9, 2010 9:34 am | by AACR | Comments

AACR President-elect Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, moderates this press conference.

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Zoledronic Acid Did Not Improve Disease Free Survival in Early Breast Cancer

December 9, 2010 9:33 am | by AACR | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - Zoledronic acid did not improve disease free survival among women with stage II/III breast cancer according to results of the Adjuvant Treatment with Zoledronic Acid in Stage II/III Breast Cancer (AZURE) trial, which was presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio...

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HeartWare preps for $100M notes offering

December 9, 2010 8:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Framingham-based HeartWare International Inc. is planning a public offering of $100 million in convertible senior notes due 2017, with plans to grow its manufacturing capabilities, the company reported in a news release today.

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