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  • Lacks family wins victory to claim woman's cells Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan).

    The family of Henrietta lacks, whose immortal cells made billions in medical research, won an ethical victory when they were given some power over HeLa cell information.

  • 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.

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