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  • 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 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...

  • Biotech isn't only health-care bet beating market Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    An employee works on a stent graft component in a sterile environment at the Medtronic assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

    The health-care sector is hot, and investors don't have to bet on the riskiest biotech stocks to profit.

  • Medicare is turning 50. Here's how to fix it Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Doctor patient teleconference medicare

    As the government program reaches the half-century mark, it needs to get into the digital age, says this University of Rochester professor.

  • Why hackers want your health-care data Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    Swiped health care data gets 10 to 20 times the price of a stolen MasterCard account.

  • Jawbone sues Fitbit over data 'plundering' Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    UP by Jawbone (L) and Fitbit (R).

    Jawbone, one of Fitbit's wearable health rivals, alleges that ex-employees took confidential data before leaving. NYT reports.

  • Can video game playing end ADHD drug reliance? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    A Myndlift presentation

    Myndlift is a tech start-up combining mobile gaming with neurofeedback monitoring as an alternative to the surge in ADHD drug prescriptions.

  • GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases

    BT Slingsby, CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT), explains why it is developing new innovative health technologies to combat diseases like tuberculosis and malaria.

  • Disruptor 50: No.1 Moderna Therapeutics Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stéphane Bancel, president and founding CEO, Moderna Therapeutics

    A biotech company that helps the human body make the medicine it needs to cure a range of disease—from cancer to diabetes.

  • 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...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT/2:30 PM ET Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    Apple Inc is expected to report a 20 percent increase in quarterly profit and that iPhone sales in China surpassed those in the United States for the first time., expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, by Bill Rigby, 200 words). -BARRICK GOLD-RESULTS/, expect by expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, 200 words). U.S. stocks move lower as healthcare stocks led by Amgen drag on the three major...

  • Hand us your data, we'll cut your rates: Hancock Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Fitbit Flex

    John Hancock aims to use wearables to track policyholders' activity, using the information to provide differential pricing on insurance policies.

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's healthcare subsidiary will tie-up with Zhejiang DiAn Diagnostics Co Ltd to help develop an online hospital platform, the diagnostics firm said in a filing late on Monday. Ali Health is looking to leverage technology to overhaul China's fragmented healthcare market, which suffers from an under-supply of...

  • Help for people looking for medical breakthroughs Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    People are tapping the wisdom of experts on crowdsourcing sites to get insights on thousands of diseases that still baffle scientists.

  • 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...

  • Britain legalizes three-parent babies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    Britain will become the first nation to legalize a "three-parent" IVF technique, which doctors say can prevent some inherited incurable diseases.