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Could Lung Cancer in Smokers vs. “Never-smokers” be Different Diseases?

November 8, 2010 11:34 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Lung tumors in those who smoke and those who never smoked have different DNA alterations in the tumor genomes, according to results of a pilot study presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010, in Philadelphia.

Prevention 2010: Interview with Mary E. Reid, Ph.D.

November 8, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

In this podcast, Dr. Reid discusses fluorescent screening for lung and head and neck cancers, ongoing cancer clinical trials in lung cancer prevention, and her involvement in an international registry of premalignant lesions of the lung.

Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. to Host First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. ET

November 8, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHENGDU, China, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., (NYSE Amex: TPI ), a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and sells patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine, branded generics and other pharmaceuticals,...


Studying the metabolome of smokers, Lombardi researchers find early signs of damage

November 7, 2010 7:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Examining the blood "metabolomics" profile of smokers immediately after they had a cigarette revealed activation of pathways involved in cell death, inflammation, and other forms of systemic damage, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi...

Allied Healthcare Products Reports Narrow Loss for Quarter But Improves Year-Over-Year Performance

November 5, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5, 2010 /- Despite difficult economic conditions, Allied Healthcare Products (Nasdaq: AHPI ) managed to increase sales by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. Sales increased by $600,000 to total $11.9 million compared to $11.3 million for the first...

Masimo to Present at Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference

November 5, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference at The St. Regis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, November 16, at 8:55 a.m. ET.  A live audiocast of the...

Annual CT Lung Screening Saves Lives

November 4, 2010 8:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /- The physicians of Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles and Westside Medical Imaging in Beverly Hills , California have announced the results of a pivotal, U.S. government sponsored trial showing that annual screening CT scans save lives....

Luminex Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results

November 4, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2010 /- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010.  Financial and operating highlights include the following: Consolidated third quarter revenue was $33.9 million, a 16...


Lung Cancer Screening Holds Significant Promise in Saving Millions of Lives

November 4, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what is a watershed moment in the effort to save lives from the nation's number one cancer killer, groundbreaking news from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) today confirms what many in the public health community have long held out...

Decline in Pharmaceutical Sales in The Cape Coral, Fla. Market Due to High Uninsurance Rates and Generic Utilization Will Be Offset by the Establishment of High-Risk Pool and ...

November 4, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2010 /- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that while the Cape Coral, Fla. market will face a decline in pharmaceutical sales due to rising uninsurance and increased generic utilization, the development of...

ECRI Institute Awarded AHRQ Contract to Establish National Healthcare Horizon Scanning System

November 4, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute , an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has been awarded a multi-year contract from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish the...

Covidien Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Kendall SCD(TM) Compression Comfort Sleeve and Kendall SCD(TM) 700 Series Controller

November 4, 2010 3:32 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

New System Delivers Improved Comfort and Clinically Proven Compression Technology for Venous Thromboembolism MANSFIELD, Mass., Nov 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in intermittent pneumatic...

Actavis Encourages Consumers to Return Fentanyl Transdermal System 25 mcg/h

November 3, 2010 9:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 /- Further to its previously announced voluntary recall of 18 lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 25 mcg/hour C-II patches, Actavis is encouraging consumers to return any product in their possession from the October 21, 2010 recall. Consumers with Actavis 25...


Americans less healthy than English, but live as long or longer, study finds

November 3, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(RAND Corporation) Older Americans are less healthy than their English counterparts, but they live as long or even longer than their English peers, according to a new study.Researchers found that while Americans aged 55 to 64 have higher rates of chronic diseases than their peers in...

Medicare Bidding System for Medical Equipment Plagued by Flaws, Delays, Lack of Transparency

November 3, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inherent design flaws, long overdue announcement of winners, and lack of transparency in Medicare's controversial "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment have made it difficult for homecare patients and providers to...

Sleeping pills not easy answer

November 3, 2010 12:32 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

When sleep doesn't come easily, some people turn to what they think is an easy solution – sleeping pills. But according to a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert, sleep medications – whether prescription or over-the-counter – shouldn't be taken lightly. "All...

Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2011

November 3, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, Nov. 3, 2010 /- From pill-sized cameras to radioactive compounds that let doctors "see" inside a patient's brain, Cleveland Clinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2011 showcases new techniques, therapies and approaches to treating a host of diseases. The list of breakthrough...

DNA Medicine Institute Receives Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Grant

November 3, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 /- The DNA Medicine Institute, a biomedical research organization whose mission is to advance patient care, alleviate human suffering, and treat disease through innovation, has received a $222,999 grant from the U.S. government under the Qualifying...

GREENGUARD's First Exhibit at HEALTHCARE DESIGN.10 to Help Architects and Designers Specify Healthier Products More Easily and Efficiently

November 2, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Architects and designers who visit the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute 's first-ever HEALTHCARE DESIGN.10 exhibit next week will have the opportunity to learn how low-emitting products and materials can help create healthier, more...

Varian Medical Systems to Supply Four Advanced Radiotherapy Treatment Machines to Global Hospitals in India

November 2, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HYDERABAD, India, Nov. 2, 2010 /- Advanced cancer treatments across India will become more widely available with the order of four state-of-the-art Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) medical linear accelerators by Global Hospitals, one of the nation's leading private hospital groups....

CareFusion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results; Reaffirms Fiscal 2011 Financial Guidance

November 2, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2010 /- CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global medical device company, today reported results for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2010. "Our adjusted EPS results for the first quarter were in line with our expectations, and highlighted a strong quarter for...

Bronchial Thermoplasty Demonstrates Long-Term Asthma Control in Patients With Severe Asthma

November 2, 2010 5:33 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Two-year data presented at CHEST 2010 demonstrate ability of FDA-approved, non-drug asthma treatment to provide long-lasting symptom control

Baxa to Sponsor ASHP Midday Symposium - The Power of Control: Using Pharmacy Software Tools to get Control of your Workflow, Ensure Quality Control and Support Patient Safety ...

November 1, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 1, 2010 /- Baxa Corporation , a leading provider of medical devices and systems that automate pharmacy operations and increase patient safety, today announced its sponsorship of a customer forum at the 45th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)...

Alexza Pharmaceuticals to Announce 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results on November 9, 2010

November 1, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) announced today that it will report results for its fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 following the close of the U.S. financial markets.  As the Company recently...

Veroâ„¢ SBRT Unleashed

November 1, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 /- ASTRO, the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, marks the introduction of Vero™ SBRT to the broader North American audience. The Vero SBRT system offers the latest in radiation technology: dynamic tumor tracking and...

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