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  • SCiO aims to be your sixth sense Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Users can scan foods, like this apple, and nutritional information will be sent to their smartphone.

    The founder of Consumer Physics pitched his SCiO product, a molecular hand-held scanner that aims to be your sixth sense. Can he convince the panel?

  • Hedge funder offers $1 million to cure...aging? Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    A hedge fund manager is the latest to embark on one of the most ancient of human quests: immortality.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Apple Inc has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Research firm IHS forecast that the U.S. market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018, from $240 million in 2013..

  • Aug 5- Cerner Corp, a U.S. provider of healthcare information technology services, said it will buy the assets of Siemens AG's healthcare division for $1.3 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 and will be financed with cash on hand, Cerner said.

  • Bionic eyes to supercomputers: Inside Livermore Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Jeff Wisoff in front of the world’s largest laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    Lawrence Livermore is reaching out to private industry amid a race for talent and ideas to solve pressing issues including national security.

  • The problem with health-care cost transparency Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Here's the problem with a recent attempt by the government to make health costs more transparent, says the CEO of Change Healthcare.

  • Superbug weapon has 'yuck factor' but big promise Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Clostridium difficile Color Enhanced, SEM. C. difficile is an anaerobic spore forming bacteria that can cause an infection of the bowel (diarrhea) the bacterium produces two toxins which are responsible for the diarrhea and which damage the cells lining the bowel. In this image the bacterium is diagonal with spores present.

    An unconventional but effective treatment against a deadly superbug is raising worries about a possible black market.

  • FRANKFURT, July 1- German drugmaker Bayer said it would keep the Dr. Scholl's and Coppertone- each worth more than $1 billion- Bayer said it was not planning to untie the Merck bundle it secured in May in a competitive bidding tussle with Reckitt Benckiser, Procter& Gamble Co and Novartis.

  • FRANKFURT, July 1- German drugmaker Bayer said it would keep the Dr. Scholl's and Coppertone- each worth more than $1 billion- Bayer said it was not planning to untie the Merck bundle it secured in May in a competitive bidding tussle with Reckitt Benckiser, Procter& Gamble Co and Novartis.

  • AMSTERDAM/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 26- Dutch healthcare and lighting company Philips said on Thursday it was teaming up with Salesforce, one of the first cloud-computing companies in the United States, to offer online management of chronic diseases.

  • Vertex's biotech breakthrough     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the pharmaceutical company has developed a new drug that significantly improves lung function in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- For decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success.

  • This start-up just became NYC's richest Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    ZocDoc is the new king of New York start-ups.

  • WebMD wants to collect health data in one place Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    The WebMD application is demonstrated on an Apple Inc. iPad Air.

    WebMD will launch Healthy Target, a service that collects data from wearables to offer up personalized health content and tips.

  • US health care data suggest weak first-quarter GDP Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    A patient find his room at the Central Blind Rehabilitation Center at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.

    Data released shows weaker health care spending in the US.