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  • FDA approves device to treat migraine headaches

    FDA approves device to treat migraine headaches
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an electronic medical device intended to treat migraine headaches. In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, device...
  • Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals

    Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals
    Orthopedic products maker Zimmer Holdings on Thursday announced it will acquire Biomet Inc. in a deal valued at $13.35 billion, including assumption of debt, the companies said.    The proposed acquisition follows a flurry of billion-dollar deals by...
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA

    Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA
    Apparently, a Food and Drug Administration warning four months ago was missed by many physicians, pharmacists and patients, so the agency, in an unusual move, saw fit Monday to remind us: Stop writing prescriptions for, stop dispensing prescriptions for,...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • PASSINGS: Dr. George J. Magovern

    Dr. George J. Magovern Co-inventor of heart valve that saved lives Dr. George J. Magovern, 89, heart surgeon and co-inventor of an artificial valve that marked a key advance in open heart surgeries, died at home in Fox Chapel, Pa., a suburb of...
  • Activist has grand plan for West Side, but other project falls short

    Activist has grand plan for West Side, but other project falls short
    In a part of the West Side long marginalized by City Hall planners, officials have seized on a grand proposal for an "innovation park" that would train and employ impoverished Chicagoans in high-tech factories. Spearheaded by labor activist Dan Swinney,...
  • Opportunities, risks seen with dermatology apps

    Opportunities, risks seen with dermatology apps
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mobile dermatology applications may help people learn about UV rays or keep tabs on their moles, but they are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, researchers said Wednesday. They searched online stores and found over 200...
  • Save Obamacare's medical device tax!

    Save Obamacare's medical device tax!
    The one piece of Obamacare that seems genuinely to be on the table in the shutdown standoff is the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy mostly on hospital devices designed to produce $30 billion in revenue over ten years. You can mark down the bipartisan...
  • 10 gifts sure to satisfy the wine lover on your list

    10 gifts sure to satisfy the wine lover on your list
    Shopping for the wine lover on your list is always tricky -- you're never sure which bottle they already have or have already dismissed. Coastal Pinot Noir would have been perfect last year, but now they're back into Beaujolais. Here are some ideas that...
  • 2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries

    2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries
    In Palm Beach County, a startup medical device company has plans to expand from 135 employees to about 200 next year, both professional and manufacturing jobs. In Broward, a long-term nursing care and Medicaid provider expects to grow to 800 employees...