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  • *Company estimates India has about 800,000 paraplegics. March 27- ReWalk Robotics Ltd plans to launch its wearable robotic exoskeleton device in India by the second quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Larry Jasinski said. The company will launch the device in north India through a deal with New Delhi- based surgical products distributor Saimed Innovations.

  • March 24- Merck& Co Inc said on Tuesday that it would stop a large study of its Keytruda melanoma treatment early because an independent monitoring committee determined the drug succeeded in its goal of prolonging survival in previously untreated patients at advanced stage of the disease. The medicine, a PD-1 inhibitor that works by taking the brakes off the...

  • March 16- A minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to implant a new heart valve supplying blood to the body is safe for low-risk patients, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in San Diego. Samir Kapadia, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. The results presented Sunday are of particular interest for...

  • The FDA action followed reports last month that hundreds of patients may have been exposed to pathogens, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," after flexible tubes called duodenoscopes were not properly disinfected between patients. The recommendations are based on draft proposals the FDA released for public comment in 2011 but never put into...

  • UPDATE 1-FDA says panel to discuss "superbug" spread Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    The gastroenterology and urology devices panel would meet on May 14-15, FDA said on Thursday. A top FDA official said earlier this month that manufacturers' tests of procedures to clean medical scopes linked with "superbug" outbreaks contained flaws that render their cleaning instructions unreliable. Olympus Corp, Fujifilm Holdings Corp and Pentax Medical...

  • In a letter released on Wednesday, the organization urged Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to withdraw the proposal, saying pharmaceutical companies could "sell more drugs by making them seem safer than FDA has judged them to be." The FDA said it would allow distribution of new information in medical journals showing that the severity or...

  • Got diabetes? There's an app for that Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    CHICAGO, March 9- U.S. health researchers said on Monday they are targeting millions of smartphone users with Apple Inc's new software tool, hoping to collect an unprecedented amount of data on major diseases by tracking their behaviors via iPhone. Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College are among the first to...

  • CHICAGO, March 9- Apple Inc on Monday released ResearchKit, an open-source software tool designed to give scientists a new way to gather information on patients by using their iPhones. They include Stanford University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. "With hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world, we saw an opportunity for...

  • SEATTLE, March 5- A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and a leading medical-device manufacturer claiming her husband died from a drug-resistant "superbug" he contracted from a contaminated medical scope, her lawyer said on Thursday. Theresa Bigler, of Woodway, is seeking unspecified monetary damages for the death of her husband...

  • The scopes were linked to the exposure of 179 patients to drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles and may have contributed to two deaths. In early 2014, following a superbug outbreak at a hospital in Illinois, the FDA asked Fujifilm Holdings Corp, Olympus Corp and Pentax, which make the devices, to submit their test results...

  • 2015's strong outlook for healthcare IPOs Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    2015's strong outlook for healthcare IPOs

    Cathrin Petty, co-head of EMEA healthcare at JP Morgan, says the U.K. has the capacity to be a successful market for life sciences, and the year ahead for healthcare IPOs looks strong.

  • The rise and rise of life sciences Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:55 AM ET
    The rise and rise of life sciences

    George Freeman MP, minister of life sciences in the U.K., says there's been a "resurgence" for life sciences and healthcare investment.

  • The cost of halting a pandemic? $344 billion: Study Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    A custodial worker wears a mask and eye protection to guard against the Ebola virus as he prepares to clean Ruth Cherry Intermediate School in Dallas.

    How much would it cost world governments to insulate their economies from global pandemics. Would you believe nearly $344 billion?

  • Ten year flu shot near reality: Mount Sinai CEO Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    A flu shot that lasts 10 years could be a reality soon, a top hospital executive told CNBC, along with "real steps" toward a cancer vaccine.

  • Fighting hospital-visit infections with LED lights Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    Colleen Costello (R) and James Peterson.

    Two young engineers invented a product that uses LED lights to fight bacteria and decrease risk of infections in hospitals and public spaces.

  • What's boosting healthiest sector in S&P this year Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • Obama's plan to fight Ebola Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    Obama's plan to fight ebola

    Dr. Louis Sullivan, former HHS Secretary, discusses President Obama's decision to send 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa to help in their fight with Ebola.

  • Is climate change key to the spread of Ebola? Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:56 AM ET
    Women washing along the Niger River near Babila, Guinea.

    Ebola outbreaks may become more frequent because of climate change, scientists warn, as the deadly disease ravages West Africa.

  • Ebola panic may give these stocks a fillip Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Shares of Malaysia's latex glove makers have had a tough year so far, but some analysts expect panic over Africa's Ebola outbreak may spur gains.

  • Bionic eyes to supercomputers: Inside Livermore Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Jeff Wisoff in front of the world’s largest laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    Lawrence Livermore is reaching out to private industry amid a race for talent and ideas to solve pressing issues including national security.