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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...

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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...

Dicerna rounds out $25M Series B financing

August 11, 2010 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. a Watertown-based RNA interference platform development company, has closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by new backer Domain Associates, based in New Jersey and California.

IPC The Hospitalist says it bought Conn. practice

August 11, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IPC The Hospitalist Co., which provides in-hospital medical services, said Wednesday it acquired a practice based in Bristol, Conn., to boost its presence in the New England market.Financial terms weren't disclosed.Hospital Internists of Bristol LLC sees around 18,000 patients per year, the...

Genzyme in the red amid more discarded drugs

August 11, 2010 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has discarded some batches of four of its drugs, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing, bringing the company to a $3.8 million net loss for the second quarter.

Initial Trials on New Ovarian Cancer Tests Exhibit Extremely High Accuracy

August 11, 2010 5:34 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have attained very promising results on their initial investigations of a new test for ovarian cancer. Using a new technique involving mass spectrometry of a single drop of blood serum, the test correctly identified women with ovarian...

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China Kanghui prices IPO, raises $68.4 million

August 11, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chinese medical device maker China Kanghui Holdings priced shares of its initial public offering in the middle of its expected range, raising $68.4 million, the company said late Tuesday.China Kanghui makes orthopedic implants. The company and its stockholders priced 6.7 million American...

Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect the heart

August 10, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Along with skeletal muscles, it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and published online ahead of print in Human...

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