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  • June 12- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved a brain implant from St. Jude Medical Inc that helps reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. The device can be used when medication alone may not provide adequate relief from symptoms such as walking difficulties, balance...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 11- To help treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, Jennifer Patterson turned to a gadget typically associated with video games: the virtual reality headset from Oculus, a company Facebook Inc bought for $2 billion last year. Patterson, an engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, studied a software used on the...

  • Bad news is good for these stocks Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 7:07 PM ET

    Bad news has been a boon for Malaysia's rubber glove makers, with the ringgit's drop and South Korea's MERS outbreak likely to provide a twin boost.

  • Insulet gets FDA warning letter over some insulin pumps Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    June 10- Insulet Corp said on Wednesday it received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over some of the company's insulin pumps. The company said the letter, which it received on Monday, followed an inspection by the FDA of its facility in Billerica, Massachusetts in March. The letter relates to the release of certain lots of the company's...

  • SINGAPORE, June 5- Whoever was behind the latest theft of personal data from U.S. government computers, they appear to be following a new trend set by cybercriminals: targeting increasingly valuable medical records and personnel files. Cyber investigators from iSight Partners said they had linked the OPM hack to earlier thefts of healthcare records from...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Hackers broke into U.S. government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Cyber investigators linked the breach to earlier thefts of healthcare records from Anthem Inc, the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Hackers broke into U.S. government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Cyber investigators linked the breach to earlier thefts of healthcare records from Anthem Inc, the...

  • NEW YORK, June 5- Amazon.com Inc is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.. Academic institutions and healthcare companies are picking sides between their cloud computing offerings- Google...

  • June 2- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc reported better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on higher sales across its business lines in its first quarter, including revenue from the acquisition of surgical products provider Covidien Plc. Wall Street shrugged off the currency hit, with Medtronic's shares edging slightly higher to $76.72 in...

  • June 2- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of its heart devices. The results are the first to include revenue generated by Covidien, which Medtronic acquired in January for $49.9 billion. Medtronic said on Tuesday revenue from its minimally invasive therapies group, which it...

  • June 2- Medical device maker Medtronic Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly net income, helped by sales of its heart devices. The company's adjusted net profit rose to $1.68 billion, or $1.16 per share. The quarterly results are the first to include revenue generated by Covidien Plc, which Medtronic acquired in January for $49.9 billion.

  • June 1- Patients in Texas can continue to receive remote diagnoses and treatment after telemedicine company Teladoc Inc won a preliminary court order blocking a new state rule requiring doctors to meet patients first. The ruling in Austin federal court on Friday came the same day that Teladoc filed its public registration with the U.S. Securities and...

  • Could virus make the leap from birds to people? Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Lacey Kurth, a research associate, works with avian influenza test samples during testing in the real-time analytical diagnostics lab at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa.

    There have only been four flu pandemics since the start of the 20th century, yet concerns are widening about the potential for a new outbreak.

  • May 27- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a surgical tool found to spread uterine cancer and what Johnson& Johnson knew about its risks before withdrawing its version of the device last year, the Wall Street Journal reported. A J&J spokesman said the company has not been contacted by the FBI regarding its Ethicon morcellation devices.

  • May 27- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into what Johnson& Johnson knew about the risks posed by a surgical tool in spreading uterine cancer before withdrawing its version of the device last year, the Wall Street Journal reported. J&J said in July that it would ask doctors to return the device, called laparoscopic power morcellator, which is used to...

  • BOSTON, May 22- Barington Capital Group won its proxy contest by scoring two board seats at Eastern Co this week as shareholders widely backed the activist hedge fund's call to add new blood at the industrial hardware maker. Shareholders elected Barington Chief Executive Officer James Mitarotonda and Michael McManus, CEO of medical device manufacturer...

  • May 19- Heart device maker Edward Lifesciences Corp said it had stopped enrolling patients in a study testing its experimental heart valve due to the formation of blood clots. The experimental heart valve, Fortis, has been implanted in more than 20 patients, Edward Lifesciences said. The medical device maker's shares fell as much as 4.7 percent to $125.44...

  • May 19- Medtronic Plc on Tuesday said fourth-quarter revenue would be higher than expected, boosted by strong U.S. sales of its heart devices, and projected earnings would be at the upper end of its previously forecast range. The preliminary quarterly results are the first to include revenue generated by Covidien Plc, which Medtronic acquired in January for...

  • BEIJING, May 12- Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is rolling out a three-hour delivery service for healthcare goods, mimicking rival JD.com Inc.. The service will launch in five Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, and expand to 19 by the end of 2015, Alibaba said on Tuesday. Alibaba's biggest e-commerce challenger is JD.com,...

  • MUMBAI, May 1- After losing top engineering talent for years to America's tech heartland of Silicon Valley, India is luring them back as an e-commerce boom sparks a thriving start-up culture, unprecedented pay, and perks including free healthcare for in-laws. "The appetite for finding engineering talent... is great," said George Kaszacs of Silicon Valley- based...