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Higher incidence of seizures seen in children with H1N1 virus compared to seasonal flu

September 19, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu. The most common complications observed were seizures and encephalopathy....

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Artificial Ovary Could Help Infertile Women

September 19, 2010 9:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Tissue engineering allows for complex three-dimensional cell construction.

Childhood viral infection may be a cause of obesity

September 19, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- San Diego) The emerging idea that obesity may have an infectious origin gets new support in a cross-sectional study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers who found that children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were...

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Mayo-led researchers discover genetic variants modifying breast cancer risk

September 19, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) Individuals with disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene are known to be at substantially increased risk of breast cancer throughout their lives.

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2 studies find new genetic links to ovarian cancer risk

September 19, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Duke University Medical Center) An international consortium of scientists has discovered new genetic variants in five regions of the genome that affect the risk of ovarian cancer in the general population, according to two separate studies published today (Sunday), online in Nature Genetics.

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Possible alternate therapy for adults with poorly controlled asthma

September 19, 2010 6:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) A drug commonly used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease successfully treats adults whose asthma is not well-controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids, reported researchers supported by the National Heart,...

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Adding yoga to workout regime can improve health

September 18, 2010 7:31 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

Implementing yoga into a workout routine can provide unique health benefits, said a Baylor College of Medicine physician and yoga enthusiast. "Yoga is a broad philosophy containing many different paths to achieve the goal of physical, mental and spiritual well-being," said Dr. Bobby...

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Former HealthSouth CEO, wife settle some debt

September 18, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy and his wife have agreed to hand over up to $12 million in cash and property to the company.The money will settle claims that Leslie Scrushy was hiding her husband's belongings to prevent them from being seized by the Birmingham company. The...

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Targeted therapy decreases progression rate in thyroid cancer

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) The drug pazopanib may help revolutionize the care of patients with metastatic, rapidly progressive differentiated thyroid cancers, say researchers at Mayo Clinic who are publishing findings of a phase II clinical trial in the Lancet Oncology.

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Cyberonics Reports Inducement Equity Awards Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

September 17, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 /- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX ) today announced, as required under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), that the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors approved an award from its Amended and Restated New Employee Equity Inducement Plan of 800 shares of...

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Danfoss Solar Inverters to expand production capacity to 3.5GW in 2011

September 17, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Danfoss Solar Inverters states that it is experiencing extremely strong sales in the residential and commercial PV markets for grid-connected inverters.

Epistar and Toyoda Gosei enter cross-licensing agreement

September 17, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Epistar of Hsinchu, Taiwan and Toyoda Gosei of Japan have entered into a cross licensing agreement concerning LED-related patents. Under the terms of the license agreement, the companies (including subsidiaries) will be allowed to use each other?s patents for specific technologies in...

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Devicemakers: FDA & #8217;s Performance Not Meeting MDUFMA Commitment

September 17, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Even though devicemakers are picking up a growing portion of the tab, the FDA is not holding up its end of the bargain — to be interactive, predictable and timely — that it made under the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA).

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FDA, CMS Move Closer to Creating Device Parallel Review Program

September 17, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are a step closer to establishing a parallel review process for new medical devices.

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Actos (pioglitazone): Ongoing Safety Review - Potential Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

September 17, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA reviewing preliminary results on five-year data from an ongoing, 10-year observational epidemiological study.

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