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Clinical Study Results, Acquisitions, Upcoming Earnings Schedules, and New Drug Technologies- Research Report on Abbott, St.

  Clinical Study Results, Acquisitions, Upcoming Earnings Schedules, and New
Drug Technologies- Research Report on Abbott, St. Jude Medical, Cigna, Edwards
                          Lifesciences, and Novogen

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NEW YORK, October 18, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Abbott
Laboratories(NYSE: ABT), St. Jude Medical, Inc.(NYSE: STJ), Cigna
Corporation(NYSE: CI), Edwards Lifesciences Corporation(NYSE: EW), and Novogen
Limited (ADR)(NASDAQ: NVGN). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Abbott Laboratories Research Report

On October 11, 2013, Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) issued a press release
stating that a study - conducted by researchers at the University of Southern
California, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Harvard Medical School,
Massachusetts General Hospital, and Precision Health Economics, and supported
by the Company - found that the use of oral nutritional supplements provided
to pediatric patients during hospitalization was associated with a decrease in
length of stay of 14.8% and a decrease in hospital stay costs of $1,768 per
patient. Abbott stated that the 11-year retrospective study (2000-2010) was
analyzed using the Premier Research Database, which contains data on more
than half a million hospitalized pediatric patients aged 2 to 8 years. Robert
H. Miller, Ph.D., Divisional Vice President, Global Research & Development and
Scientific Affairs for Abbott Nutrition, stated, "Through its leadership in
nutrition health economics and outcomes research, Abbott is demonstrating the
potential that nutritional intervention can have for the health of children
and adult patients, and the cost savings for hospitals." The Full Research
Report on Abbott Laboratories - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

St. Jude Medical, Inc. Research Report

On October 14, 2013, St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude Medical) announced that
it has completed the acquisition of Nanostim Inc. (Nanostim), a
privately-owned developer of miniaturized, leadless pacemakers. The Company
stated that this acquisition adds the world's first and only leadless
pacemaker to its product portfolio andconcludes a two-year partnership between
the Companies during which St. Jude Medical invested in and collaborated with
Nanostim throughout its product development and commercialization initiatives.
St. Jude Medical informed that Nanostim leadless pacemaker recently received
CE Mark approval and will be available soon in select European markets. In
addition, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted it conditional
approval for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application and
pivotal clinical trial protocol to begin evaluating Nanostim leadless
technology in the United States. The Full Research Report on St. Jude Medical,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:

Cigna Corporation Research Report

On October 15, 2013, Cigna Corporation (Cigna) and Brown &Toland Physicians
(Brown &Toland) announced that they have expanded their collaborative
accountable care initiative to include additional Brown &Toland doctors and
locations. Cigna said that Brown & Toland's East Bay affiliate, Alta Bates
Medical Group (ABMG), began participating in the program, giving Cigna access
to 327 additional physicians at numerous locations in Oakland, Berkeley and
other places in East Bay, as of October 1, 2013. Cigna said that collaborative
accountable care is the Company's approach to accomplish the same population
health goals as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), i.e. the "triple aim"
of improved health, affordability, and patient experience. Commenting on the
expanded collaboration, Richard Fish, Brown & Toland's CEO, said, "Our ACO
model continues to show good results for different patient populations and our
care managers and the entire care coordination team is ready to work with our
East Bay doctors to proactively implement programs and services designed to
help members achieve better health." The Full Research Report on Cigna
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Research Report

On October 14, 2013, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (Edwards Lifesciences)
announced that it will report its Q3 2013 financial and operating results on
October 28, 2013. The Company informed that it will host a conference call at
10:00 a.m. ET on the same date to discuss its results. Edwards Lifesciences
informed that the call can be accessed via live or archived webcast through
the "Investor Relations" section of the Company website. On July 25, 2013, the
Company had stated that it is expecting full-year 2013 sales in the range of
$2.0 billion to $2.1 billion, and EPS (excluding special items) in the range
of $3.00 to $3.10. The Full Research Report on Edwards Lifesciences
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:

Novogen Limited (ADR) Research Report

On October 9, 2013, Novogen Limited (ADR) (Novogen) announced that it has
acquired a new drug technology that will be developed as a potentially major
class of cancer drugs known as anti-tropomyosins(anti-Tms). The Company stated
that anti-Tm drugs will join its pipeline of super-benzopyran drugs, including
Trilexium and related analogs. According to Novogen, the target of anti-Tm
drugs is the protein Tm5NM1, an integral part of the microfilament component
of the cytoskeleton of the cell. Novogenstated that inhibition of TM5NM1
blocks the ability of a cancer cell to function and to divide. Novogen stated
that it has acquired the technology from Genscreen, a private Australian
biotechnology company in a transaction based on a royalty payment of product
sales, with no upfront or milestone fees. The Full Research Report on Novogen
Limited (ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:


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