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3 hrs ago | GPB.org

Giant Undulating Anchovy School

It's the biggest aggregation of anchovies seen in near-shore waters in three decades, according to scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

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Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), UC San Diego, La-Jolla, CA, La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medicine

7 hrs ago | Fox News

Sun Pharma recalls over 40,000 bottles of antidepressant

A man carrying a gas cylinder walks out of the research and development centre of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in Mumbai May 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Effexor, Venlafaxine (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories

Fri Jul 11, 2014

SiliconValley.com

U.S. senators ask Gilead Sciences to explain high cost of hepatitis C drug

Two U.S. senators asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to produce documents explaining why its new hepatitis C drug is priced at $84,000, raising renewed concerns over the high costs to taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Hepatitis, Startups, Health, CGI Pharmaceuticals, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Chuck Grassley

WAOW

Verona community raises money for tornado-damaged school

Nice weather will continue into the start of the weekend but by Sunday it could turn stormy.

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Related Topix: Manitowish Waters, WI, Wisconsin, Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, Hospital Administration, West Allis, WI

Inside Bay Area

Biz Break: Yahoo, Salesforce and Microsoft go shopping for startups

Today: Yahoo picks up an Israeli video startup, Salesforce agrees to buy Palo Alto big-data startup RelateIQ for $390 million, and Microsoft scoops up a San Jose company.

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Related Topix: Salesforce, Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Celebrities, Katie Couric, Marketing

WLNE-TV Providence

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Gay/Lesbian

Daily World

CDC increases lab-safety regulations after recent scares

Following a string of public safety scares, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be shutting down two research labs, temporarily stopping all transfers of samples from high-level biosafety labs, and strengthening its laboratory safety precautions, the CDC announced in a report Friday.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Law, Law, Biotech, Medicine, Bird Flu, Health

Bellingham Herald

CDC safety lapses shut 2 labs, stop shipments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shut down two of its laboratories where the recent safety lapses took place.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

KMIZ

CDC lab safety called into question

Concluding its investigation into the unintended anthrax exposure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the CDC says it has found another more "distressing" problem due to lab workers not following protocol.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

Sunherald.com

National Cancer Institute ends Md. lab mice deal

The Frederick News-Post reported Friday that the agency says its $34 million contract with Charles River Laboratories International Inc. will end Sept.

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Related Topix: National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, Frederick, MD, Biotech, Charles River Laboratories International, Medicine

New Hampshire Public Radio -

As Quadruple Amputee Awaits Arm Transplant, Identical Twin Waits As Well

Will Lautzenheiser , a former teacher at Boston University, had just started teaching film at Montana State University three years ago when he lost all four limbs to a group A streptococcal infection.

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Related Topix: Boston University, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Lexington Herald-Leader

Adams County approves Natchez hospital sale

Pending the signature of the buyers and approval of the federal bankruptcy court, The Natchez Democrat reports the agreement will officially make Community Health Systems the bidding stalking horse and probable buyer of the hospital.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum

KFVS12

Will a warmer climate mean more kidney stones?

A new study of American cities suggests that rising temperatures may increase the number of people who develop the painful urinary obstructions.

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Related Topix: Epidemiology, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Weather

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Thenew995fm.com

JP Council Holds Closed Door Meeting On West Jeff Hospital Lease

The Jefferson Parish Council held a special meeting Thursday to review LCMC Health's revised offer to lease West Jefferson Medical Center.

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Related Topix: West Jefferson Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine

The Macon Telegraph

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

In this undated file image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005 Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore, holds a vial.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Hospital Administration, Infectious Diseases

Sunherald.com

NY emergency health facility opens after Sandy

The newly opened South Nassau Urgent Care Center at Long Beach began operations last week, replacing the shuttered Long Beach Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, NY, Medicine, Long Beach Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Oceanside, NY

NewsOK.com

Biographical information on Joseph Swedish

CAREER: Former CEO of the health care systems Trinity Health Corp. and Centura Health Corp. Also has served as an executive for the hospital operator HCA Holdings Inc. and as a board member for the insurer Coventry Health Care, which competitor Aetna Inc. acquired in 2013.

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Related Topix: Coventry Health Care, Medicine, Children's Specialized Hospital, Hospital Administration, Aetna, Insurance, University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina, Duke University

Journalgazette.net

Biomet releases earnings

Biomet Inc. today reported preliminary fourth-quarter and full-year earnings for fiscal 2014, reflecting the Warsaw-based orthopedics company's most profitable performance in years.

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Related Topix: Medical Equipment, Medicine, Biomet

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The Company will host a conference call on Thurs... )--Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: LCM XVI Limited Partnership/LLChttp://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=751279 Fitch Ratings has published a ... )--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the $208 million State of Florida Department of Transportation turnpike ... (more)

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Invacare, Medicine, Medical Equipment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Health.com

Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists

Safeguarding athletes from concussion is a moral duty for doctors, according to the largest neurologists' group in the United States.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology, Hospital Administration, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

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