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New claims for unemployment aid reach 484K

August 12, 2010 5:45 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. employment picture is looking bleaker as applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months. It's a sign that hiring is weak and employers are still cutting their staffs.First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally...

AACR Hosts Cancer Disparities Conference in Miami, Fla.

August 12, 2010 5:33 am | by AACR | Comments

PREMIER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WILL HIGHLIGHT ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF CANCER DISPARITIES. MIAMI, FLA. - SEPT. 30-OCT. 3, 2010 What: Advances in cancer treatment and management have not affected all socioeconomic groups equally, as data shows minority...


Integra and Amerinet in surgical instrument deal

August 12, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. said Thursday it signed a three-year contract to sell its Jarit surgical instruments to Amerinet, a group purchasing organization.The companies did not disclose terms of the deal.Integra recently reported a 35 percent jump in net income...


Endologix denies infringing on Bard patent

August 11, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device company Endologix Inc. on Tuesday denied that it infringed on a Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. patent.Endologix, which is based in Irvine, Calif., said it was responding to a federal lawsuit filed by Bard that alleges infringement on Bard's Prosthetic Vascular Graft patent by the...

Boston Scientific resolves issues of 2006 warning

August 11, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration said issues tied to a 2006 warning letter from the agency about how the medical device maker handled complaints have been resolved.The letter related to quality management systems the company had in place, and it came after...

'Needle-free' intervention as natural vaccine against malaria

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) A study published in the journal Science Translation Medicine proposes that preventative treatment with affordable and safe antibiotics in people living in areas with intense malaria transmission has the potential to act as a...


Good news: Light and moderate physical activity reduces the risk of early death

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) A new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Cambridge University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that even light or moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking or...


New diabetes risk assessment developed

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leicester) A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes.


Boston Scientific Resolves Corporate Warning Letter

August 11, 2010 11:32 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that all issues cited in the Company's corporate wa


Novacare LLC Products: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 11, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Products marketed as dietary supplement sexual enhancers for men contain undeclared sulfoaildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.


NC chemical firm buys Medford's Doe & Ingalls

August 11, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Doe & Ingalls Inc., a chemical distribution firm in Medford, has been acquired by Doe & Ingalls Management LLC, an independent operation headquartered in Durham, N.C.

Luna Innovations begins search for new CEO

August 11, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Molecular and sensing technologies maker Luna Innovations Inc. says a search is under way for new CEO to succeed founder Kent Murphy.Roanoke-based Luna had previously announced Murphy's resignation as part of a leadership transition plan.The company said Tuesday that Murphy will remain on its...

Positive Displacement Needleless Connectors and Bloodstream Infections: Initial Communication

August 11, 2010 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Several peer-reviewed clinical studies report an increase in bloodstream infections following the introduction and use of positive displacement needleless connectors in healthcare facilities, as well as a reduction in infections after changing to another


Elsevier launches Malaria Nexus, global malaria resource

August 11, 2010 7:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Malaria Nexus, Elsevier's Global Malaria Resource.


Kairos Partners III Announces Its Support for the Concerned Osteotech Stockholders

August 11, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kairos Partners III, LP ("Kairos"), today announced its intention to vote for the dissident slate of directors for the board of Osteotech, Inc. proposed by the Spencer Capital Opportunity Fund, L.P., Boston Avenue Capital LLC and Heartland Advisors, Inc. (the "Concerned Osteotech...


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