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Sleepy connected Americans

March 6, 2011 7:39 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Sleep Foundation) The 2011 Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed. It also finds that a significant number of Americans aren't getting the sleep they say they need and...

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A Bionic Eye Comes to Market

March 6, 2011 7:38 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A retinal prosthesis gets clinical approval in Europe.

Rehabilitation within a day of knee replacement pays off

March 6, 2011 5:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(SAGE Publications) Starting rehabilitation sooner following knee arthroplasty surgery could pay dividends -- for both patients and hospitals. Commencing physical therapy within 24 hours of surgery can improve pain, range of joint motion and muscle strength as well as cut hospital stays,...

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High-Field MRI: Race to the Top?

March 6, 2011 5:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Last week, exactly 25 years after the first "high-field" (1.5 T) MRI scanner was introduced, radiologists gathered at an ECR 2011 session in Vienna, Austria, to ponder what its chairman called "higher and higher field magnets."

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Contrast MRI Best at Finding Liver Trouble - But Timing Matters

March 6, 2011 5:32 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

For spotting the tiniest metastases inside the liver, MRI with the liver-specific gadolinium-based contrast agent Primovist (gadoxetic acid) was far and away the top choice of surgeons in an eight-country multicenter study. The surgeons were given a chance to use various imaging methods...

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Leicester leads on heart attack genetic link discovery

March 6, 2011 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leicester) The largest-ever study of its type into coronary heart disease, involving scientists from the University of Leicester, has uncovered 13 new genes that increase risk of heart attacks.

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Avoid risking children's health during home energy retrofits, renovations, experts urge

March 6, 2011 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Canadian Environmental Law Association) Home energy retrofits and renovations help fight climate change and can create healthier homes but greater training and caution during the process are needed to avoid the release of asbestos, volatile organic compounds, IQ-lowering lead dust and...

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Cancer surgery society presents top honor to Kimberly Duchossois(2)

March 5, 2011 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Chicago Medical Center) At its annual cancer symposium, the Society of Surgical Oncology will present the 43rd annual James Ewing Layman's Award to Kimberly T. Duchossois of Barrington Hills, Ill., for her deep commitment and long-term efforts to improve the quality of...

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Cancer surgery society presents top honor to Kimberly Duchossois

March 5, 2011 2:34 pm | Comments

(University of Chicago Medical Center) At its annual cancer symposium, the Society of Surgical Oncology will present the 43rd annual James Ewing Layman's Award to Kimberly T. Duchossois of Barrington Hills, Ill., for her deep commitment and long-term efforts to improve the quality of...

Urgent: OTC DRUG Nationwide Recall--Important information for patients about IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes

March 5, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 5, 2011 /- Today, Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN ) announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes (product number 59421200) manufactured for Smith & Nephew by The Triad...

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Nordson ASYMTEK fluid dispensers jet precisely into narrow cavities to improve side-view LED manufacturing process

March 4, 2011 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Closed-loop control of the dispense weight eliminates constant adjustments.

Skilled Healthcare transfers 5 facilities to Brius

March 4, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. said Friday that it is transferring operations at five northern California facilities to Brius Healthcare LLC.Skilled Healthcare said it expects the transfer to be complete in April. Another Skilled Healthcare subsidiary will retain ownership...

Manufacturer Gets GMP Warning on Sexual Assault, Blood Alcohol Kits

March 4, 2011 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Lynn Peavey, a manufacturer of sexual assault evidence and blood alcohol collection kits, has received a GMP warning for several issues, such as lack of procedures for incoming product inspections and lack of verification activities.

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C. Difficile Guidance May Be Difficult to Adopt

March 4, 2011 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

U.S. devicemakers may have difficulty obtaining a virus strain that the FDA suggests using to conduct reactivity tests for new products to detect Clostridium difficile infections.

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Amgen completes acquisition of BioVex Group

March 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Amgen Inc. said Friday it has completed the acquisition of cancer therapy developer BioVex Group.BioVex is developing a cancer treatment called OncoVex, a virus aimed at attacking cancer cells, destroying tumors and stimulating the immune system to fight cancer throughout...

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