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  • New brain surgery innovation Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    New brain surgery innovation

    Surgeons use 3-D printed replica of patients' brains to improve surgery performance.

  • *UnitedHealth falls after results, biggest drag on Dow. *Intel rallies after dividend hike. Nov 19- Wall Street wobbled on Thursday as healthcare stocks ended a three-day rally after UnitedHealth cut its profit forecast, offsetting gains in Intel and other technology stocks.

  • *Best Buy, UnitedHealth fall after results. Nov 19- U.S. indexes wobbled on Thursday as healthcare stocks snapped a three-day rally after UnitedHealth cut its profit forecast, offsetting gains in technology and consumer stocks. Dow component UnitedHealth fell 4 percent to $112.49.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; UnitedHealth weighs Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    *Best Buy, UnitedHealth fall after results. Nov 19- Wall Street wobbled in early trading on Thursday as healthcare stocks snapped a three-day rally after UnitedHealth cut its profit forecast for the year. Dow component UnitedHealth fell 5.6 percent to $110.73.

  • PARIS, Nov 13- French medical technology company Mauna Kea could sign a partnership by the end of the year that would allow it to accelerate the commercial development of a small microscope approved by U.S. regulators for use in surgical procedures to diagnose cancer, its chief executive told Reuters. According to Mauna Kea, the use of Cellvizio in surgery would...

  • A deadly disease on track to bankrupt Medicare Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Alzheimer's victim

    About 1 in 5 Medicare dollars is spent on this disease that affects over 5 million Americans. Yet not enough is being done to find a cure.

  • In its letter, posted on Monday, the agency said it was unable to identify any FDA clearance for the company's test. In a statement sent to Reuters last week, FDA spokesman Eric Pahon said the FDA believes that "certain types of tests are being appropriately offered through the DTC model, but others may need to demonstrate that they are safe and effective and that...

  • Clock ticking on hostile health-care takeover Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Tablets of over-the-counter allergy medicines, manufactured by Perrigo Co.

    Some of those generic pills you buy at the drug store could change ownership Friday.

  • Nov 6- Indiana- based medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc on Friday was cleared of liability in the first of more than 900 U.S. lawsuits to go to trial over claims that its NexGen Flex knee replacements were prone to painful, motion-impairing loosening. Following a three-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...

  • 3-D printing of human body parts is now a reality Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 9:50 AM ET
    A young boy Maxence, born with a right hand malformation, examines his new 3D-printed hand given to him by the Association for the Study and Assistance of Child Amputees (ASSEDEA) on August 17, 2015 in Cessieu.

    Bone replacements, human tissue and prosthetics are being created by 3-D bioprinters. The science will soon be used to customize drugs.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has pursued a plan in recent months to dominate the market for specialty contact lenses, according to two people familiar with the company's approach and some of the company's communications with its customers. The acquisition of Paragon also gave Valeant and Bausch and Lomb full control of the small...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has pursued a plan in recent months to dominate the market for specialty contact lenses, according to two people familiar with the company's approach and some of the company's communications with its customers. The acquisition of Paragon also gave Valeant and Bausch and Lomb full control of the small...

  • Baxter names former Covidien chief Jos+¬ Almeida CEO Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    Oct 28- Hospital products maker Baxter International said it named José Almeida chief executive officer, succeeding Robert Parkinson, who retires on Jan. 1. Almeida was previously chief executive of Covidien Plc, which was acquired by medical device maker Medtronic Plc in January this year. The Wall Street Journal earlier on Wednesday reported that the...

  • Oct 28- Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong demand for its surgical products. Boston Scientific's MedSurg unit- which makes surgical products, excluding those for the heart- notched sales growth of 17.5 percent in the quarter. Boston Scientific said total revenue increased 9...

  • Boston Scientific's revenue rises about 2 pct Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 6:44 AM ET

    Oct 28- Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp reported a 2.3 percent rise in quarterly revenue as sales rose in all three of its divisions. The company posted a net loss of $198 million, or 15 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with net profit of $43 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $1.89 billion from $1.85...

  • Oct 27- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said privately held laboratory operator Theranos had been shipping a blood testing device under a wrong classification that exempted the product from regulatory control. The FDA said the "uncleared medical device" was shipped across California, Arizona and Pennsylvania. So far, the healthcare startup has FDA...

  • The announcement is a major step for the company, which in 2013 was ordered by the FDA to stop selling its Personal Genome Service because the regulatory agency had not approved the tests, which the company was offering directly to consumers. The relaunched service will offer FDA- approved tests that show whether an individual carries genes associated with 36...

  • Oct 20- Intuitive Surgical Inc, which makes robotic equipment to assist in surgeries, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, benefiting from increasing use of its flagship da Vinci systems and a lower tax rate. Intuitive's da Vinci systems, which assists primarily in minimally invasive gynecological and urological surgeries, was...

  • UPDATE 1-Intuitive Surgical Q3 revenue beats estimates Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 4:56 PM ET

    Oct 20- Intuitive Surgical Inc, which makes robotic equipment to help in surgeries, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by a lower tax rate and increasing use of its flagship da Vinci system in surgeries. Intuitive Surgical's net income rose to $167.3 million, or $4.40 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $123.7...

  • Oct 20- Robotic surgical equipment maker Intuitive Surgical reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly adjusted revenue, driven mainly by an increase in general surgeries in the United States. The company's net income rose to $167.3 million, or $4.40 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $123.7 million, or $3.35 per share, a year earlier.