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  • Feb 9- Genworth Financial Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as the U.S. life and mortgage insurer took an after-tax charge of $478 million related to long-term care policies it bought before 1996.. Genworth said it was carrying out a restructuring plan targeting more than $100 million in pre-tax cash savings over the next two years.

  • UPDATE 1-Genworth Financial loss exceeds estimates Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    Feb 9- Genworth Financial Inc reported a quarterly loss much bigger than market estimates as it took an after-tax charge of $478 million related to long-term care active life blocks it bought before 1996.. Genworth said it was carrying out a restructuring plan targeting more than $100 million in pre-tax cash savings over the next two years.

  • These scammers are already targeting Anthem victims Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:13 PM ET
    People walk past an office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California.

    "Don't click," Anthem is warning consumers. Phishing emails are targeting victims of the insurance company's breach.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fifteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service- which acts as a repository for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fifteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service- which acts as a repository for...

  • Why you should care about the Anthem breach Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance facility on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    As many as 80 million records from insurance company Anthem may have been compromised. How to handle the aftermath.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service- which acts as a repository for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service- which acts as a repository for...

  • Feb 3- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it added more Medicaid members under Obamacare. Premium and service revenue rose 54 percent to $4.42 billion in the fourth quarter as Centene expanded in Florida, Ohio, Washington, Texas and Illinois. Centene's managed care membership rose 41 percent to 4.1 million in the...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Dearly-loved and overburdened, Britain's national health system has become the top issue for voters ahead of May's election, after winter brought headlines of ambulances queueing outside hospitals and patients languishing on trolleys for hours. The NHS budget has been frozen in real terms for the past five years, an exemption from harsh...

  • Finding opportunities in healthcare  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    Dan Mahony, fund manager at Polar Capital, tells CNBC how to be a "smart healthcare investor".

  • Jan 28- Medtronic's CoreValve non-invasive aortic valve replacement system led to significantly fewer deaths than open heart surgery after one year in patients who had previously undergone coronary bypass procedures, according to data from a clinical trial. John Conte, a professor of surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, who presented the data at the...

  • Jan 26- Pharmacy benefits manager EnvisionRx said on Monday it reached an agreement to provide its customers with Gilead Sciences Inc's hepatitis C drugs on an exclusive basis, the latest Gilead victory in a market share battle with AbbVie over their new treatments for the liver destroying virus. EnvisionRx said Gilead's Sovaldi and its newer two-drug...

  • Jan 21- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it added new customers in government-paid plans and its Optum pharmacy management business hit record revenue. "We believe these results offer a solid finish to a year of transition," BMO Capital Markets analyst Jennifer...

  • The cost of halting a pandemic? $344 billion: Study Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    A custodial worker wears a mask and eye protection to guard against the Ebola virus as he prepares to clean Ruth Cherry Intermediate School in Dallas.

    How much would it cost world governments to insulate their economies from global pandemics. Would you believe nearly $344 billion?

  • Jan 15- Researchers believe they have discovered a mechanism by which tumors eventually evade effective combination treatments for melanoma, providing clues that could lead to longer-lasting therapies for the deadliest of skin cancers. Roger Lo of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, looked at tumor samples from 15 melanoma patients prior to...

  • Investors are watching closely to see how insurers decide to cover these drugs, which cost tens of thousands of dollars per treatment, after AbbVie Inc started a competitor to Gilead Sciences' breakthrough hepatitis C treatment. Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States, dropped Gilead Sciences hepatitis C drugs from its main...

  • Jenny Craig: We can help you keep that resolution Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Kirstie Alley for Jenny Craig

    The CEO of Jenny Craig says his company's program gets results, one of the reason celebrities swear by its services.

  • Nurse is first Ebola victim diagnosed in Britain Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    In this handout from the Center for Disease Control, a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.

    A nurse has become the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the UK and is being treated at a London hospital.

  • Dec 22- The largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager said on Monday it has lined up a cheaper price for AbbVie Inc's newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc's treatments after trying for nearly a year to win a deeper discount. Express Scripts' move reignited investor concerns that pharmaceutical companies...