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Bird Flu Threat Prompts Tightened Security Across Hong Kong Border

Custom officials in Hong Kong have been put on high alert following the detection of the deadly avian influenza (H5N1) among birds and poultry. // The officials have been instructed to keep a strict vigilance regarding the smuggling of birds and poultry into the territory. The proposed move h...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

...plans requiring patients to fail first on multiple medicines, including treatments not even approved for their particular condition. In response, CMS tightened restrictions and adopted a policy that prevents health insurers from requiring patients to take more than two medicines before the insurer will cover ...

Clearly Contacts Announces Another Quarter Of Growth In The Economic Downturn

... fast convenient service found in E-Commerce. Clearly Contacts seems to not only be resilient during the economic rough patch, but is benefiting from tightened consumer budgets as well. "The added pressure on consumers to really watch what they are spending and to look for deals is causing a large nu...

Latest Developments In Facelift Surgery - Expert Opinion by Mr James Murphy

...o restore a youthful appearance to the ageing face has advanced considerably in the last few years to the point where the traditional 'face lift' that tightened and re draped the skin is now only rarely indicated. Better understanding of the changes in soft tissues and muscles of the face has stimulated t...

Hire More Fundraising Rain-Makers During Recession, New AHP Study Concludes

... Major Gifts & Planned Giving Held Their Own as Downturn Took Hold WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the recession's grip tightened on nonprofit hospitals and health care systems in the U.S. and Canada, high performing philanthropic fundraisers in charge of major gifts and planned ...

Morbidly Obese Lose Hundreds of Pounds, Gain New Mentality at Live-In Fitness Retreat

...tyle, many turn to surgical procedures such as gastric bypass, but are either worried about the risks involved or rejected as insurance companies have tightened the requirements of candidacy. Live-In Fitness Enterprise, an all-inclusive weight-loss retreat set outside of Los Angeles, has helped sev...

Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2009

...ational demand," said Guertin. "Oncology order growth was 10 percent on a constant currency basis. The North American order growth rate was slowed by tightened capital budgets and tougher credit requirements. A shift toward North American deliveries and a richer product mix including RapidArc contributed to ...

Swine Flu Plans Triggering Difficult Legal Questions, Says Noted Pillsbury Attorney

...antines can cause significant disruptions. Clients need to determine whether they will follow voluntary quarantines affecting their workforce, or how tightened border screening of potentially contaminated goods and travelers will affect their logistics and business travel requirements. These questions are be...

U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu

... it takes months to produce a vaccine," she said. In response to the developments in North America, countries around the world planned quarantines, tightened rules on pork imports and tested airline passengers for fevers as global health officials tried Sunday to come up with uniform ways to battle the outb...

Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best

...rdiovascular trouble, a new study shows. And so the current guidelines for risk factors such as blood pressure and LDL cholesterol might need to be tightened even further, said Dr. Stephen J. Nicholls, an assistant professor of molecular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, and author of the report, which appe...
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July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

...t while it's beating. The device grabs the edge of the floppy leaflet, attaches a string and is then removed, along with the string end. The string is tightened and tied to stop regurgitation. A trial of the device is planned to begin this summer in Europe. Clipping mitral valve: In many cases, one...

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...08, we will be focused on finalizing the regulatory plan in Fabry as well as executing on our Gaucher and Pompe Phase 2 clinical programs, and we have tightened our financial outlook as well by reducing our anticipated 2008 cash burn." Program Advancements Fabry Disease: Amigal(TM) (migalastat hydroch...

LAP-BAND(R) System Weight-Loss Surgery Associated With More Than 70 Percent Reduced Risk of Death in People With Severe Obesity

...eve long-term weight loss by creating an earlier feeling of satiety. The LAP-BAND(R) System is adjustable, which means that the inflatable band can be tightened or loosened to help the patient achieve a level of satiety while maintaining a healthy diet. It is also reversible and can be removed at any time. A...
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AliMed® Turnbuckle Elbow Orthosis

Description:... with paralysis or significantly unbalanced muscle strength. Also good for elbow flexion and extension contracture postoperatively. The turnbuckle is tightened to apply tension (but not torque) to the elbow. This position remains static while the contracture relaxes, then the turnbuckle is readjusted to exert...
Company:AliMed, Inc.

Classic Anterior Cervical Plate

Features:...n any configuration without hampering the insertion of the lock plate. The lock plate also features multiple lock capabilities. Top Locking Plate is tightened to the specified torque, it flexes. This delivers a tensile load to the two threaded surfaces, enhancing the integrity of the locked connection...
Company:Blackstone Medical, Inc.

Lactosorb SE Hex-Head Torque-Limited System

Features:... Unique hex head automatically separates from body of screw when appropriate torque is reached. Screw can be further tightened using DH Driver after hex-head separation. Hex Head is retained securely by driver then is easily expelled after use by a spring-loaded release. Torqu...
Company:Lorenz Surgical (A Biomet Company)
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Study sheds new light on dolphin coordination during predation

...essure barrier or trying to confuse the prey. But the result among the lanternfish was chaos." As the lanternfish became concentrated, the dolphins tightened their circle and formed 10 pairs. The pairs at one o'clock and seven o'clock would move in, feed for 15 seconds, and retreat back to the circle. Then ...

Wildfires cause ozone pollution to violate health standards, new study shows

...lic health standard for ozone set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was 0.08 parts per million over an eight-hour period. The EPA has since tightened the standard to 0.075 parts per million. Under the stricter standard, the number of violations would have nearly doubled. While ozone in the strato...

Dr. Andrew Constable awarded 2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation

...nagement plans. For example, if warmer than normal waters occur, or whales have fewer offspring, or krill abundance rises, fishing restrictions can be tightened or loosened as appropriate. This type of nimble, adaptive, and broadly informed management model promotes environmentally sustainable growth of the in...

Pew Institute for Ocean Science awards 5 fellowships in support of global marine conservation

...-fluctuating conditionsincluding water temperature, krill abundance, and whales seasonal breeding success -- so that krill fishery restrictions can be tightened or loosened accordingly. Dr. Constable will work with Antarctic authorities to implement this progressive ecosystem-based management model for krill, ...

Lessons from evolution applied to national security and other threats

...merging terror threats. For instance, a report last year by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that despite heightened awareness and tightened restrictions, security screening checkpoints at U.S. airport were still vulnerable. GAO agents were able to sneak readily available materials that are...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...An analogy might be someone who abuses alcohol by drinking 10 beers a day, but says they are going to cut down to 9." Such findings could lead to tightened restrictions on how tobacco companies market their products. Legislation is now being considered in Congress on whether and how the U.S. Food and Drug...
Tightened in Biological Technology

China Biologic Products Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results

.... The foregoing measure as well as the continued restriction on the importation of foreign plasma based products have placed pressure on the already tightened supply of plasma available for production. In addition, the overall effect of these and other regulations has been to reduce competition and increase ...

China Biologic Products Reports First Quarter 2008 Results

...ncrease over the first quarter of 2007 -- Net income increased 19.4% year-over-year to $2.3 million, or $0.11 per share "Despite the further tightened blood inspection process from the PRC government, we continued to see strong demand and price increases for our plasma-based products due to the incre...

The pitter patter of little feet ... climbing straight up a wall

...orrect movement equates to little effort," he said. The new material is also novel in that it gets stronger with use. In experiments, it tightened its hold as it was rubbed repeatedly against a glass plate. The extra strength is caused by the fibers bending over to make more contact, yet once rel...

The latest job-creation statistics on Wisconsin may surprise you.

...harder for Kerry to argue its time for a change at least, on economic issues alone. Those same numbers bode well for Doyle and state legislators, who tightened government belts and who may soon benefit from a modest economic boom. Wisconsin isnt out of the woods yet. If the Milwaukee-Waukesha numbers are b...

Fundamentals of Fermentation: Techniques For Benchtop Fermentors

...that no residual grease is left on your hands when you touch other parts of the vessel. When the headplate is attached, the headplate clamps must be tightened down properly. All tubing connected to the headplate should be secured at the headplate connection point as well as to any addition bottl...

Multichannel Pipetting: How to Choose the Correct Pipettor

... in one direction, since rotation in the other direction will disassemble the liquid end from the handle. In some models, the connecting nut has to be tightened after adjusting. To avoid accidental disassembling, which leads to a loss of accuracy or even leakage during pipetting, one should ensure that the pip...
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