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  • Endoscope Pill Eliminates Painful Procedure
    LONDON-Researchers from the Royal London Hospital have reported success when treating patients with a capsulated endoscope. The tablet is equipped with lights and a video camera and is passed through a patient's digestive tract. The inch-long device was developed by Given ...More
    January 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • AIDS Cocktail Lowers Pneumonia Risk
    MADRID-New information from European scientists suggests AIDS victims taking a new cocktail of AIDS drugs are not at as great of risk for pneumonia as previously thought. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia has been a serious health threat to AIDS patients because of their ...More
    January 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • Red Cross Supports New Restrictions Against Mad Cow
    WASHINGTON, DC-The American Red Cross is worried about Mad Cow and its human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, infecting American blood supplies. The organization is supporting new measures that would prohibit people who have spent more than six months in England or ...More
    January 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • Upcoming Medical Conferences
    The Healthcare Quality Summit will take place April 1-4 in Chicago. The second annual conference and expo will feature strategies to boost JCAHO compliance, patient-care improvement techniques, and two hospital site visits. For more information: (301) 287-2239 The American ...More
    January 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • Adenna Announces Expansion Plans
    Adenna Inc., a private label latex and synthetic examination glove manufacturer, announced this week that it will be opening new regional offices and distribution centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia. The facilities will give the company a more ...More
    January 12, 2001 Posted in News
  • NewBiotics Names President
    Pharmaceutical developer NewBiotics Inc. of San Diego, Calif., has named H. Michael Shepard, PhD, as company president. Shepard was chief scientific officer and vice president of research at Canji, Inc. before taking the position. He helped develop the p53 gene product for ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Drug Makers Encounter Cultural Differences in Asia
    BANGKOK, Thailand-Makers of pharmaceuticals for the mentally ill were excited at the possibility of selling their products to more than 2 billion people in Asia. What they didn't expect was the prevalence of shamans and fortune tellers treating such patients. When Eli Lilly ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Calendar of Upcoming Medical Conferences
    There are a variety of medical conferences taking place nationally during the next several months. Some of the larger gatherings include the (AORN) 48th Annual Congress, taking place March 11-15 in Dallas, Tex. The educational sessions will provide information on current ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Technology Puts Internet in Doctors Palms
    A new company has created a service that provides physicians and medical practitioners the ability to access an extensive portfolio of handheld solutions for medical reference. Skyscape offers a handful of programs on a handheld device for healthcare workers. Doctors can ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Germans Suspect New Cause of Mad Cow
    BERLIN-Researchers in Germany are investigating a possible new source behind bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. The disease has long been believed to be spread by feeding cattle the meat and bone meal from dead infected cattle. However, ...More
    January 9, 2001 Posted in News