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BioZorb 3D surgical marker improves ability to target radiation treatment for breast cancer

The BioZorb™ three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual Meeting.
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New Dartmouth study offers roadmap for better risk adjustment in Medicare

The methodology Medicare uses to adjust the billions of dollars it pays health plans and hospitals to account for how sick their patients are is flawed and should be replaced, according to a new study by Dartmouth investigators published in the journal BMJ that weighed the performance of Medicare's methodology against alternatives.
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Scientists discover potential cause of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have discovered a process that appears to explain how a well known enzyme mutation triggers the neural deterioration seen in Parkinson’s disease.
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Rite Aid's fourth quarter revenues increase 2.2% to $6.6 billion

Rite Aid Corporation today reported operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 1, 2014.
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Canaleaf Systems signs definitive agreement to purchase 50% of IHMML

Medican Enterprises Inc. a bio-pharmaceutical company in the emerging global medical marijuana industry is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary Canaleaf Systems Inc. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 50 percent of International Herbs Medical Marijuana Ltd.
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Abbott completes enrollment of 3 clinical trials to support approval of Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it has completed enrollment of three clinical trials to support approvals of the company's revolutionary Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) in the United States, Japan and China.
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Eliza Corporation receives grant by Workforce Training Fund to broaden training efforts and new create jobs

Eliza Corporation ("Eliza"), the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, has been awarded a grant by the Workforce Training Fund through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
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Compressyn Band selected as finalist in Medical Design Excellence Awards for Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products Category

Dallen Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Compressyn™ Band has been selected as a finalist in the Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition.
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HTMS introduces algorithm-based analytics model, Alfred

HTMS, an Emdeon company, is pleased to introduce Alfred™. Alfred is an algorithm-based analytics model that can help all types of healthcare stakeholders calculate health plan rates and federal subsidies through its comparison and advisory capabilities and is both easy to use and understand.
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Experts connect sleep deprivation to elevated risk of developing diabetes

Excessive noise is a common cause for a loss of sleep. Now, experts connect sleep deprivation to an elevated risk of developing diabetes.
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New edition of RADAR includes review of glycopyrronium for COPD treatment

NPS MedicineWise has published a new edition of RADAR, including a review of glycopyrronium (Seebri Breezhaler), a new medicine for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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MSC Software to develop national center for digital manufacturing technology

MSC Software Corporation, a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services, today announced that it is part of the 41-member consortium that won a U.S. government competition to develop a national center for digital manufacturing technology.
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Research report on global dermatophytic onychomycosis therapeutics market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Dermatophytic Onychomycosis Therapeutics Market Report" report to their offering.
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Sealand Natural Resources expands into new markets to support consumer demands

Sealand Natural Resources Inc. (OTCBB:SLNR), a new product development company which manufactures, markets and sells functional beverages (Sealand BIRK), today announced global expansion into new markets worldwide to support consumer demands.
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Spike in mortality after cardiac surgery is associated with 30 days survival measurement

Analyzing a national database of hospital inpatient records, a team of researchers reports an expected spike in mortality six days after cardiac surgery, but also a more surprising and potentially troubling jump in deaths at the 30-day mark.
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Affordable Care Act may alter costs for Automobile and liability insurance

The expansion of health insurance accomplished under the Affordable Care Act may alter costs for several major types of liability insurance, although any such changes are likely to be modest, according to a new RAND Corporation report.
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Life-space mobility reflects physical function and sense of autonomy in older adults

Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyv-skyl-. In this project, 848 older men and women that lived independently in the Jyv-skyl- region in Central Finland were interviewed at their own home.
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Researchers examine mental health toll exacted on civilians who work with military in war zones

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Novel prediction model improves patient outcomes after paracetamol-induced acute liver failure

In the UK paracetamol toxicity is the most common cause of ALF and has a high mortality rate. It is estimated that 150 to 200 deaths and 15 to 20 LTs occur as a result of poisoning each year in England and Wales.
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Men and women are equally perceptive of their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction

There is no point faking it in bed because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell. A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo found that men and women are equally perceptive of their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction.
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