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Thursday, April 28, 2011

  • Posted at 12:13 PM
    What kind of shape are your feet in? According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the average person takes approximately 10,000 steps per day, which add up to more than 3 million steps per year. We carry approximately four to six times our body weight across the ankle joint when climbing up stairs or walking steep inclines. Good foot health is essential for an active life. With 26 bones plus 33 joints our feet ... read more
  • Posted at 12:09 PM
    JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced winners of the 2011 Real Results Awards. The winning companies have achieved industry-leading results and transformational benefits through deployment of JDA’s innovative and proven solutions and services, and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:07 PM
    To address the shortage of clinical laboratory scientists across the nation, industry and education are partnering to build a pathway for students from middle school to adulthood to foster interest, skills, and degrees in healthcare. A doctor or a nurse may be the most commonly known career in the healthcare industry, but students throughout Minnesota are learning clinical laboratory scientists have strong career and employment opportunities. There is a critical shortage of technicians in the field because of retirement, awareness, and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:04 PM
    Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZYTIGA(TM) (abiraterone acetate), an oral, once-daily medication for use in combination with prednisone for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior chemotherapy containing docetaxel. Androgens are hormones that promote the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics. However, in prostate cancer, androgens can help fuel the tumor's growth. Androgen production primarily occurs in the testes and adrenal ... read more
  • DoD Wants TRICARE Increases Tied to NHE Index --- WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011
    Posted at 12:00 PM
    In an April 27 briefing by Department of Defense official George Taylor, Jr., The American Legion learned the agency is recommending a TRICARE premium increase tied to the National Healthcare Expenditure (NHE) Index. Taylor, DoD's acting principal deputy assistant secretary for health affairs, said the decision was made to use the NHE Index because it was transparent, easy to understand and "fair." DoD plans to recommend that Congress enact a law establishing a permanent rate of increase for TRICARE Prime ... read more
  • Posted at 11:56 AM
    ROCKY MOUNT, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/28/11 -- PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: PHAR) (the "Company"), a U.S. drug developer, manufacturer and marketer of the FDA-approved, Over-the-Counter (OTC) liquid pain reliever Aquaprin™, today announced that it has published its financial report for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 on the OTC Markets website. The report may be found here: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/PHAR/financials. The Company's financial statements, which were filed in advance of the OTC Markets Group's deadline of May 15, 2011, include ... read more
  • Posted at 11:54 AM
    On May 2, at 6 p.m. EDT, NASA astronaut Michael Foreman will be the guest speaker at the second annual One Book, One Michiana event hosted by the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Ind. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) One Book, One Michiana is a six-week reading initiative that encourages the South Bend area to read one book and participate in activities related to the book's theme. To coincide with this year's book, "Rocket Boys: A Memoir," Foreman will give a ... read more
  • Posted at 11:46 AM
    As corporations nationwide struggle to measure the temperature of the U.S. Hispanic consumer, talk of one online consumer research site continues to heat up industry circles. QueOpinas.com - using an exclusive, in-house proprietary recruitment model - attracts more than 1,500 Hispanic panelists per day. The site collects traditionally hard-to-capture profiling data such as acculturation level, education level, media habits, regular grocery purchases, automobile type, household demographics, other buying habits and more. "Our recruitment method ensures our clients have access to high-quality, ... read more
  • Posted at 11:45 AM
    Today, the National Center for Public Policy Research hammered Johnson & Johnson CEO William C. Weldon over his company's partisan lobbying at its annual shareholder meeting in New Brunswick, New Jersey. National Center General Counsel Justin Danhof asked Weldon to justify his firm spending shareholder money to support unpopular policies such as ObamaCare and cap-and-trade. Weldon said that he was proud of his company's lobbying positions even if they were not perfect, and he would not change his position even in ... read more
  • Posted at 11:41 AM
    IOCOM, a leading video conferencing solutions provider, today announced a ground-breaking platform for universities and K-12 school districts. IOCOM Edu provides an unlimited site license for the entire institution at an affordable price point. IOCOM Edu is powered by IOCOM Visimeet video collaboration software which is ... read more
  • FDA Approves Zytiga for Late-Stage Prostate Cancer --- SILVER SPRING, Md., April 28, 2011
    Posted at 11:40 AM
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) in combination with prednisone (a steroid) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior docetaxel (chemotherapy). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) In prostate cancer, the male sex hormone testosterone stimulates prostate tumors to grow. Drugs or surgery are used to reduce testosterone production or to block testosterone's effects. However, sometimes prostate cancer can continue to grow even when testosterone levels are low. Men with these cancers are said to ... read more
  • Posted at 11:32 AM
    ParAccel, Inc., provider of the world’s leading analytic platform, today announced that its founder and CTO Barry Zane will co-participate in a solution providers session at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Los Angeles on May 4, 2011. Zane and ... read more
  • Posted at 11:30 AM
    Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative new medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced the presentation of new preclinical data from its cardiovascular and metabolic disease program, performed in collaboration with scientists at New York University (NYU) and Wake ... read more
  • Hubwoo Announces Q1 2011 Results --- PARIS, April 28, 2011
    Posted at 11:29 AM
    Hubwoo (Euronext: HBW.NX), a leading global provider of Cloud Procurement solutions powered by SAP® software, today announced financial information for Q1 2011, in accordance with the "European Transparency Obligations Directive" financial disclosure requirements. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110202/MM41149LOGO) Greg Mark, Hubwoo CEO commented: "We are pleased with the level of sales activity and market momentum we are seeing early in 2011. Although our growth, Q1 2010 over Q1 2011, is modest, it is based on a significant repricing of the European legacy customer base. We ... read more
  • Posted at 11:26 AM
    This Thursday, Euro RSCG Worldwide will launch a global Royal Wedding Tweetup. Its team members around the globe, known for their leadership in social media, consumer insights, corporate social responsibility and trendspotting, will offer three days of reports on the social, commercial, charitable and future implications of the massive event--and anyone on ERWW staff, in the media, or from the general public who has a Twitter account and is interested in participating may do so using the #EuroTwedding hashtag to ... read more
  • Case Study Inspired by AQABA Technologies' PR Strategies & Tactics --- STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 28, 2011
    Posted at 11:24 AM
    A Public Relations Case Study, entitled 'Public Relations Strategy: Integrating Digital and Traditional Patient Advocacy Tactics,' published on Social Media ReInvention's Website was inspired by the work AQABA Technologies has done for their client, Freedom of Access to Medicines (FAMEDS). Social Media ReInvention is a Blog about Marketing and Media Reinvention Via Social Media, Inbound Marketing, and Technology. The article highlights the PR and Social Media Strategies and Tactics created for FAMEDS and carried out by AQABA. It showcases examples ... read more
  • Posted at 11:23 AM
    Metabolon, Inc., the leader in metabolomics, biomarker discovery and biochemical analysis, announces the publication of “A Sister Group Contrast Using Untargeted Global Metabolomic Analysis Delineates the Biochemical Regulation Underlying Desiccation Tolerance in Sporobolus stapfianus” in The Plant Cell Online (April 2011, tpc.110.082800). ... read more
  • Posted at 11:22 AM
    Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the availability of new, enhanced versions of its reusable, noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO) sensors--with improved accuracy and reliability performance for patients with low oxygen saturation (SpO2) between 90% and 95% and elevated methemoglobin (SpMet®) between 0% and 2%. Low SpO2 and elevated SpMet states are known physiological factors that compromise SpCO accuracy and contribute to erroneous measurements. Although this limitation still applies, the new sensors will provide enhanced SpCO performance when a patient's ... read more
  • Posted at 11:20 AM
    Mae Douglas, Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Cox Communications, and Tom Rutledge, Chief Operating Officer, Cablevision Systems Corporation, are the 2011 recipients of the cable industry's top honor, the Vanguard Award for "Distinguished Leadership," the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today. Douglas and Rutledge top the list of nine Vanguard Award winners who will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the cable industry. The 2011 Vanguard Awards will be presented on Thursday, June 16, 2011, ... read more
  • Posted at 11:19 AM
    Users of marketing automation systems can learn best practices in list management and data quality in a webinar titled, “Marketing Automation: Avoiding the ‘Garbage-in, Garbage-out’ Trap.” ZoomInfo (www.zoominfo.com), a B2B directory and business information provider, will host the free webinar ... read more