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  • U.S. Ebola fears fuel new demand for protective gear Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    After Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, and later died, U.S. hospitals rapidly increased orders for protective equipment. Without additional intervention or changes in community behavior, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there could be up to 1.4 million Ebola cases in West Africa by January...

  • HANGZHOU, China, Oct 15- Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000 kms away. Liu's case- one of a growing number of distance healthcare cases in China- reflects the rise in digital healthcare,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- Shares of little-known medical equipment and biotech companies jumped on Wall Street on Monday, after news that a nurse had become the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus in the United States. Shares of biotechnology company Ibio Inc, hazmat suits maker Lakeland Industries Inc, and face mask maker Alpha Pro Tech Ltd all ended the day...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- Little-known medical equipment and biotech companies jumped on Wall Street on Monday, following news that a nurse had become the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus in the United States. Shares of biotechnology company Ibio Inc, hazmat suits maker Lakeland Industries Inc, and face mask maker Alpha Pro Tech Ltd were all higher near...

  • Oct 13- U.S. healthcare technology group Danaher Corp said it would become majority shareholder in network monitoring company NetScout Systems Inc through a stock deal that involves the merger of Danaher's communications business with NetScout. Under the deal, Danaher shareholders will get NetScout shares worth $2.6 billion that will give them a 59.5...

  • DALLAS, Oct 7- The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital said on Tuesday. Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan's diagnosis more than a week ago, which raised concerns that the worst epidemic of Ebola on record could...

  • Oct 5- Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson& Co has agreed to buy CareFusion Corp, a maker of infusion pumps and other medical devices, for $12.2 billion in cash and stock, marking the latest multibillion-dollar healthcare sector deal. Becton said on Sunday it would pay a total of $58.00 a share- $49.00 in cash and 0.0777 of a share of Becton Dickinson- for...

  • 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...

  • 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.