Health Care


  • China bird flu strain spreads human-to-human Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 8:29 PM ET
    Chickens at a poultry farm in Liaocheng, China

    Chinese scientists have discovered the first case of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu.

  • China drug sector probe widens as Novo site visited Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 6:07 AM ET

    Chinese authorities have visited a site operated by Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk, the latest evidence of a widening investigation into Western drugmakers.

  • Red states could beat blues in Obamacare sign-up Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    A major deal could lead to an ironic outcome: more residents in anti-Obama states enrolling in health insurance exchanges than those in pro-Obama states.

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.

  • Wearable tech could track workers: Ex-Apple CEO Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    With Obamacare looming, businesses may look to offer employees healthy-living incentives and track them, said John Sculley, co-founder of Misfit Wearables and former Apple CEO.

  • How young does plastic surgery make you look? Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    People who choose to undergo plastic surgery are looking to shave many years off their appearance. A new study has found that the number of years is smaller than you'd expect.

  • Aging baby boomers may find long-term care elusive Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    With 76 million baby boomers reaching retirement age over the next decade, the need for long-term care services is expected to surge. What to do?

  • Planning for long-term care can have a big payout Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    Thinking ahead about long-term care can bring big benefits later as the experience of a retired New Jersey teacher shows.

  • Pro: Buy this sector on sluggish jobs Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Gina Martin Adams, Senior Equity Strategist at Wells Fargo Securities, says there's one sector that will be a bright spot in the months to come.

  • Look out below! Work more, get less in Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Working more could mean thousands of dollars less for you under a quirk in the new health-care law going into effect this fall.

  • What the GOP needs to do to defund Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz has outlined a plan to defund Obamacare going forward, but he needs Republicans to stand up and ban together to vote to withdraw financial support of the health-care law.

  • Community Health, HMA set $7.6 billion handshake Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    An ambulance leaves Community Health's Pottstown Memorial Hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Community Health Systems announced it would buy Health Management Associates in a deal valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including about $3.7 billion in debt.

  • Big pharma's prescription for profits     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Barbara Ryan, FTI Consulting, breaks down the second quarter numbers on Pfizer and Merck and provides an outlook on which companies have the best drugs in the pipeline.

  • Why Glaxo’s China scandal needed to happen Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:32 AM ET

    Regardless of what narrative may ultimately prove to best explain GSK's current problems in China, doing business in the sector for multinationals will never be the same.

  • Merck posts profit beat; weak sales bite revenue Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:13 AM ET
    A tablets is processed at the Merck KGaA pharmaceutical plant in Darmstadt, Germany.

    Merck reported second-quarter earnings on Tuesday that exceeded analysts' expectations, yet revenues fell on weak drug sales.

  • Pfizer earnings beat forecasts as it plans split Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    Pfizer reported earnings slightly ahead of forecasts, as the largest U.S. drugmaker lines up a business split that could lead to the spin-off of its generics division.

  • Bank on it? A $60,000 bet on stem-cell cures Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Lab technician at Cellectis

    Using a technology that echoes science fiction, a company is offering people a place to store their stem cells in a bet that they may one day be used to grow replacement organs.

  • Could Street turn on Pfizer, Merck after earnings? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 6:49 PM ET

    Both Pfizer and Merck are expected to report double-digit declines in top- and bottom-line growth when they announce earnings Tuesday.

  • US drugmaker Perrigo to buy Ireland's Elan Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    U.S. generic drugmaker Perrigo agreed to buy fellow drug company Elan for $8.6 billion on Monday in a deal that will hand it royalty rights from a blockbuster treatment and tax savings from being domiciled in Ireland.

  • David Hilfiker at his home in Washington. Hilfiker, a retired doctor, is now an Alzheimer's patient, navigating the decline of his cognitive health and writing about his experiences in a blog, Watching the Lights Go Out, David Hilfiker: A Memoir from Inside Alzheimer's Disease.

    In a recent report, researchers found that blood pressure medication also functions to provide measurable relief for patients experiencing worsening Alzheimer's symptoms.

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