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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 3- Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple Inc and Google Inc, Facebook is plotting its first steps into the fertile field of healthcare, said three people familiar with the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc is likely to try to renegotiate the structure and terms of its $42.9 billion deal to buy Ireland's Covidien Plc in response to new U.S. tax rules, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON Sept 24- Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.

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

    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.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 4- A Chinese anti-monopoly team visited medical devices and semi-conductor firms in Shanghai at the start of September, the country's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Thursday, without making clear the purpose of the visit.

  • GE's 3D mammography device gets U.S. FDA approval Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Sept 2- General Electric Co's healthcare unit last week won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its mammography device that produces three-dimensional images to detect breast cancer. Hologic Inc came up with one of the first 3- D breast imaging devices in 2001, which continues to dominate the market.

  • BARCELONA, Sept 1- A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific.

  • Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Aug 31- Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch.

  • Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson plans to seek a buyer for its medical device maker business, Cordis Corp, The Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. Earlier this year, J&J sold another of its units, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc to private-equity firm Carlyle Group for $4.15 billion.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.

  • FDA says Johnson & Johnson recalls some jaw implants Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson is recalling some lots of its implant used to correct defects of the jaw following more than a dozen cases of injury. The device, which is used to lengthen and stabilize the lower jawbone and the side of the lower jaw, is being recalled by JNJ unit DePuy Synthes as it may reverse after surgery.

  • Aug 20- Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

  • Aug 19- Medtronic Inc Chief Executive Omar Ishrak defended his company's plan to acquire Dublin- based Covidien Plc in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medical device maker will be able to create more U.S. jobs while still paying substantial taxes once the transaction closes.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp, hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Diversified U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co and medical equipment makers CareFusion Corp and C.R. Bard Inc are among the companies exploring a potential deal for ConvaTec, the people said. CareFusion, with a market capitalization of $9 billion, and C.R. Bard, with $11.2 billion, would both be able to achieve an inversion if they use their own stock to pay for ConvaTec.

  • Aug 18- U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said it suspected personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by Chinese hackers from its computer network during April and June. It did not include patient credit card or medical information, Community Health Systems said in a regulatory filing.

  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS SAYS DATA STOLEN IN CYBER ATTACK@. Aug 18- U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said it suspected data of about 4.5 million clients were stolen by Chinese hackers from its computer network.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday he has written to Hospira Inc and urged the drug and medical device maker not to move its tax domicile abroad to save on U.S. taxes.

  • 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.