| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:41 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:28 PM
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,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:11 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
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,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:39 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:39 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:43 PM
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...