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9:26:55 PM Does Brunswick County need two hospitals? Numbers say no, people say yes
StarNewsOnline.com - Wilmington,NC,USA

There's substantial debate in the medical community on how important the numbers really are in the first place, regardless of their accuracy. On the one hand is the worry that unnecessary beds are an indication of duplication of services, ... [more]

8:37:51 PM What do families need to know about the use of Topamax or Topiramate?

Lawyers are in possession of the true facts about defective drugs and medical devices, and people will get information from their lawyers that the doctors and government regulators at the FDA will not disclose. It is free to talk to a lawyer to find  [more]

7:05:30 PM Dr. Lawrence Skinner Played a Vital Role in Medical Care During mid 1900s

Dr. Lawrence Skinner impacted the medical community in the mid 1940s and helped provide medical care and minor surgery to the bedroom of community of farmers. His clinic started in a backwoods area in the Lakes District and later became a ... [more]

5:01:34 PM Washington Watch: Debt Ceiling Crisis Drags On
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA

The lawsuit seeking to overturn the Obama administration's policy on embryonic stem cell research has now been dismissed by the same federal judge who ruled last year that the policy was illegal. Citing an appeals court decision in April, ... [more]

4:54:04 PM Antibody that fights flu discovered
Toronto Sun - Ontario, Canada

On its website, the BBC says scientists from the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research in London and colleagues in Switzerland looked at more than 100000 samples of immune cells from patients who had flu or a flu vaccine. [more]

4:37:01 PM Flawed Medical Device Approval Process Needs Public Comments, Says The FDA
Medical News Today - UK

The FDA had commissioned the IoM in September 2009 to review its medical device process. The FDA medical device unit is said to suffer from high turnover, funding problems, and major recalls. According to the IoM, 510(k), a term used for the fast-tra [more]

4:16:00 PM 2011 International Forum on Cell Biotherapy held in Chengdu
China Daily

Experts present discussed the latest research results of tumor treatment such as targeting tumor stem cells and gene therapy. "More and more evidence shows tumor stem cells are probably the real cause of tumor spreading and recurrence. ... [more]

3:29:41 PM World-first Australian medical breakthrough could lead to first-ever
Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph Picture: Tim Hunter Source: The Sunday Telegraph AUSTRALIAN cancer expert Professor Ian Frazer says he is on the verge of a major breakthrough in skin cancer and hopes to develop a vaccine within a year that will eradicate the dis [more]

3:07:45 PM A lot on your plate
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

''Obesity decimates our society's health,'' says Samaras, an associate professor who heads up diabetes and obesity clinical studies at Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research. ''Sixty per cent of Australians are now overweight or obese. ... [more]

2:54:32 PM What's the Verdict on Stem Cell Technology in Cosmetics?
Blogcritics.org - USA

When I first set out to write this series on the use of stem cell and growth factor technology in cosmetics, I already had some knowledge on the subject. However, the biggest thing I learned while doing the research for these articles is how fast thi [more]

2:09:42 PM Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Embryonic Stem-cell Research
The New American - USA

A federal judge ruled July 27 that the US government can continue funding embryonic stem-cell research. Royce Lamberth, chief judge of the District of Columbia District Court, threw out a 2009 lawsuit by researchers Dr. James Sherley and Theresa ... [more]

1:55:02 PM Stem Cell Trial to Assess Impact on MS
MedIndia - India

by Kathy Jones on July 30, 2011 at 6:18 PM Scientists in Britain will be conducting a major stem cell research in an attempt to find out whether they will be able to slowdown or stop the damage caused to the brain and spinal cord among patients with  [more]

10:27:45 AM FDA Releases Report Highly Critical of Vaginal Mesh Bladder Slings

On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued a strongly worded report and warnings based on the growing number of complaints of injuries suffered by the victims of vaginal mesh and bladder slings reported to the FDA and a review of current medical literature and [more]

6:37:52 AM Medical device gives new life to Utah boy

By Ed Yeates SYRACUSE — A new FDA-approved medical device has given new life to a Utah boy who has been suffering from a very painful, yet common form of dystrophy for nearly two years. "I never thought I would see this six months ago," Taylor Johnso [more]

5:25:37 AM Device used by southern Utah doctor is helping people live a life
Deseret News

Deseret News By Ed Yeates, Deseret News SYRACUSE — A new FDA-approved medical device has given new life to a Utah boy suffering from a very painful, yet common, form of dystrophy for nearly two years. “I never thought I would see this six months ago, [more]

5:25:37 AM Memphis-based Wright Medical reports jump in 2Q sales, profits
MENAFN - Middle East

The Arlington-based medical device maker has been communicating with the US Attorney's Office and the Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services since early May when federal prosecutors said the company "knowing [more]

4:52:01 AM Hope for MS sufferers with world stem cell trial
The Mirror - UK

by Mike Swain, Daily Mirror 30/07/2011 A PIONEERING series of stem cell experiments on patients is set to bring new hope of treatment for multiple sclerosis sufferers. The £10million study will investigate whether damage to the brain and spinal cord  [more]

4:04:02 AM Tony Tan rebuts online rumours about son
The Temasek Review

PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Tony Tan has described as 'false rumours' online talk that he helped his son Patrick avoid national service (NS) by arranging for him to do medical research work. He said that all three of his sons had served their NS fully and h [more]

3:58:46 AM FDA urged to rethink approval of medical devices
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA

"I thought that any medical device that was actually being put into people's bodies had been extensively tested before it was released to the public," said Ayers. When the FDA was given responsibility for medical devices in 1976, Congress specified . [more]

2:45:01 AM Rayhawk Tasked to Develop Effective Public Relations Campaign for Dr.
DigitalJournal.com - Canada

DigitalJournal.com (press release) “We are extremely honored to build a targeted PR campaign for Dr. Paliotta that will promote his expertise and services within the medical community. Dr. Paliotta's commitment to thoracic surgery has led him to be o [more]

2:45:01 AM Improper bladder cancer treatment costing lives
CBS News - USA

"This is certainly not acceptable within the medical community," he said. "We need to do a better job, there's no question about that." Schaffer says he's doing well now because he found a new doctor -- and the right care. He credits his new team wit [more]

1:09:46 AM Advisory panel calls for revamping FDA approval process for medical devices
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

... FDA and manufacturers to use it efficiently, so you'd see a huge slowdown in getting devices to market.” Nexon said he was at least relieved by the panel's acknowledgment that for many reasons, new medical devices will never undergo as extensive  [more]

1:09:46 AM U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Subcutaneous Formulation of
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company /quotes/zigman/220498/quotes/nls/bmy BMY -1.34% today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a subcutaneous (SC) formulation of ORENCIA(R) (abatacept) for the tre [more]

1:00:09 AM Study: Antibody binds to all influenza A subtypes
CIDRAP - Minneapolis,MN,USA

Humabs, of Bellinzona, Switzerland, collaborated with the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, also of Bellinzona, and the United Kingdom Medical Research Council. Group 1 viruses include H1, H2, H5, H6, H8, H9, H11, H12, H13, and H16 subtypes, ... [more]

1:00:09 AM Children Could Benefit from Medical Research, Study Says
ParentDish (blog)

by Tom Henderson (Subscribe to Tom Henderson's posts) You read about all these studies and research projects on ParentDish. Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I wish scientists from Pennbrook University would do medical research on my child"? . [more]

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