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Old folk remedy revived: How tansy may be a treatment for herpes

February 22, 2011 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) For centuries tansy has been used as a folk remedy, but now scientists from Britain and Spain believe the plant may have medical benefits after all, as a treatment for herpes. The team's findings, published in Phytotherapy Research, are the result of joint work...

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Study to analyze seizures in HIV patients, explore drug interactions

February 22, 2011 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Michigan State University) A Michigan State University researcher is looking to uncover the risks of treating seizures in HIV-positive patients, providing much-needed data on possible interactions between antiepileptic drugs and antiretroviral medicines that potentially could make...

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TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Feb. 22, 2011

February 22, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on February 22, 2011.General Donlee Canada Inc. (TSX:GDI): $0.09. Payable Dec 31. Record Dec 28.Bird Construction Inc. (TSX:BDT): $0.15. Payable Jan 20. Record Dec 31.Gildan...

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Sector Snap: Health insurers up as rates unveiled

February 22, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of some Medicare Advantage insurance providers rose Tuesday while broader indexes fell one trading day after the federal government announced a better-than-expected preliminary rate increase for those plans.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday said it will raise...

Research uncovers a secret society connecting through the Internet

February 22, 2011 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Cincinnati) UC researchers reveal a new social support group that's emerging on the Web -- a secretive society to encourage negative behaviors associated with eating disorders.

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American Legion: St. Louis VA Acted Quickly, Correctly

February 22, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs acted swiftly and correctly to temporarily suspend surgeries earlier this month at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis after stains and water spots were noticed on some medical trays and...

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Vapotherm® Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Flowrest® Homecare Device

February 22, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vapotherm, the global leader in High Flow Therapy (HFT™) products, has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Flowrest® homecare device.  The device also recently...

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Summary Box: Medco Health Solutions earns rise

February 22, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE GOODS: Medco Health Solutions Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit rose 11 percent, reflecting an increase in mail-order prescriptions and its expanded service business. The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager reaffirmed its 2011 guidance, but offered a forecast for the first quarter...

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Microsoft, athenahealth form EHR alliance

February 22, 2011 8:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is investing further in electronic health records (EHR), forming an alliance with Watertown company athenahealth Inc. to create an EHR platform, in which the cloud-based athenaClinicals and athenaCollector will be used with Microsoft Amalga.

International SiC Power Electronics Applications Workshop

February 22, 2011 8:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

ISiCPEAW 2011 in Stockholm is a two days event presenting advances in silicon carbide technology with the focus on power electronics applications. We expect 200 attendees from the industry and application oriented researchers from all over the world to join the meeting. This is an...

Omnicare CFO adds role of president

February 22, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Omnicare Inc., which dispenses drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Tuesday that Chief Financial Officer John Workman will take on the added role of president, effective immediately.Workman, 59, will continue in his role as CFO, reporting to CEO John Figueroa, the...

Using Amphetamines May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease

February 22, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows people who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American...

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Published Data From e-HEALING Registry Demonstrate Good Clinical Outcomes With Low Incidence of Repeat Revascularization and Stent Thrombosis for OrbusNeich's Genousâ„¢ Stent

February 22, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HONG KONG, Feb. 22, 2011 /- OrbusNeich today announced that 12-month follow-up data from the e-HEALING ( H ealthy E ndothelial A ccelerated L ining I nhibits N eointimal G rowth) registry published in the February issue of EuroIntervention demonstrated good clinical outcomes with low...

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Brain's 'reward' center also responds to bad experiences

February 22, 2011 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Health Sciences University) The so-called reward center of the brain may need a new name, say scientists who have shown it responds to good and bad experiences. The finding, published in PLoS One, may help explain the "thrill" of thrill-seeking behavior or maybe just the...

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Poor park planning drives kids indoors

February 22, 2011 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) In a study looking at the links between the quality of outdoor public spaces, parents' perception of them, and children's sedentary behavior, Dr. Jenny Veitch and colleagues, from the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University in Australia,...

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