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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday awarded a team led by Leidos Holdings Inc a contract valued at up to $4.34 billion to build a new electronic health record system for 9.6 million current and retired military service members. The Pentagon's chief arms buyer, Frank Kendall, said the contract was worth under $9 billion over the next 18...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56- year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. More than 75,000 people have enrolled in health studies that use specialized iPhone apps, built with software Apple Inc. developed to help turn the...

  • TEL AVIV, July 27- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a cash and stock deal that will turn the Israeli company into one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms. It also will allow Dublin- based Allergan, the third-largest generic drugmaker in the United States, to focus on branded drugs...

  • TEL AVIV, July 27- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a deal that will turn Teva into one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies. Allergan's generic business is generally seen as a better fit than Teva's previous target Mylan because it will improve Teva's distribution channels and...

  • Connect the docs with technology: Athenahealth CEO Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush predicts we’ll have a “health-care internet” within five years, with routine health care managed online.

  • July 24- Xerox Corp barely managed to eke out a profit in the second quarter after the printer and copier maker took a charge related to a revamp of its business that provides administrative and care-management services to government healthcare programs. Xerox, whose shares were down 0.7 percent in premarket trading, said last week it would record a charge of...

  • GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, July 24- World Trade Organization members met in Geneva on Friday trying to finalise a deal to cut tariffs on $1 trillion of information technology products from video games to medical equipment. The United States said a deal had been struck, but WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo postponed a press conference at which he and the talks'...

  • Stryker beats Street, boosts guidance: CEO Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Stryker beats Street, boosts guidance: CEO

    Kevin Lobo, Stryker chairman & CEO, discusses his company quarterly earnings and the impact of a strong U.S. dollar on earnings.

  • Is the search for immortality a rich man's game? Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie “Self/less”

    Technology and medicine are probing the boundaries of mortality. So can only the rich afford to drink from the fountain of youth?

  • MUMBAI, July 8- India's IT outsourcing firms are betting on U.S. The United States is the biggest market for the outsourcing industry, which is dominated by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Infosys Ltd and Wipro Ltd.. "In terms of technology maturity, other sectors like manufacturing, banking, are a lot more mature than healthcare," said Rajib Bhattacharya, head of a...

  • Investors pile into health-care start-ups in 2015 Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Jawbone's UP3 fitness tracker

    A record amount of money surged into digital health start-ups last year, and in 2015, the capital continues to rush into these private companies.

  • How to tackle big health-care issues: GE exec Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    A patient undergoes an electrocardiogram.

    GE Vice Chairman John Rice says public private partnerships can help provide solutions to today's toughest health-care challenges.

  • Mount Sinai CEO sees doom in looming Obamacare case Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather in front of the U.S Supreme Court during a rally in Washington last March.

    Mount Sinai's CEO sees a "death spiral" could occur if the Supreme Court rules against the health insurance subsidies in Obamacare.

  • The rule was passed in July 2013 by the Iowa Board of Medicine, which regulates the practice of medicine in the state, requiring doctors to physically be with patients when they administer abortion-inducing drugs. In September 2013 Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which has been administering telemedicine abortions in Iowa since 2008, sued the Iowa...

  • June 19- The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected a state rule requiring doctors to see abortion patients in person, ruling that a regional Planned Parenthood unit can continue administering abortion-inducing medications using remote video technology. The court ruled 6-0 that the rule, passed by the Iowa Board of Medicine, violated the state's constitution.

  • IOWA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS TELEMEDICINE ABORTION BAN IN PLANNED PARENTHOOD LAWSUIT.

  • NAIROBI, June 18- U.S. private equity firm TPG will invest up to $1 billion in African companies under a tie-up with Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim's Satya Capital, the companies said on Thursday. TPG is a newcomer to Africa while Satya's interests range from healthcare in Nigeria to manufacturing in Tanzania. Satya will also make available an extra $300...

  • Can a wearable really fix your golf game? Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    A customer tries on a Microsoft Band at the company store.

    Golfers will be able to access TaylorMade Golf analytics on their Microsoft Band to manage their game, performance, and health.

  • NAIROBI, June 18- U.S. private equity firm TPG will invest up to $1 billion in African companies under a tie-up with Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim's Satya Capital, the companies said on Thursday. TPG is a newcomer to Africa while Satya's interests range from healthcare in Nigeria to manufacturing in Tanzania. Satya will also make available an extra $300...

  • A small step before a huge leap to 3-D printed body Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    NSF-funded small business TeVido BioDevices uses 3-D bioprinting of a woman's own living cells to develop custom grafts for breast cancer reconstruction; the first product is targeted to improve nipple reconstruction, where current procedures often flatten and fade over time.

    TeVido BioDevices is creating a 3-D-printed female nipple, after a surge in breast cancer mastectomies created a huge health-care issue.