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  • White House reverses course on health-care privacy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on HealthCare.gov, the government's health insurance website.

  • WASHINGTON— Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported...

  • 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?

  • Ten year flu shot near reality: Mount Sinai CEO Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    A flu shot that lasts 10 years could be a reality soon, a top hospital executive told CNBC, along with "real steps" toward a cancer vaccine.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 9- China will allow online sales of prescription drugs as early as this month, a policy that will open up an over 1 trillion yuan market to online pharmacy operators like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.. The policy would help reform a fragmented and opaque market controlled by state-run distributors and hospitals, brought into...

  • Healthcare: The 'bull market leader'  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:55 AM ET

    Analysts are expecting a jump in earnings growth from the healthcare sector, but will its success continue into 2015? Andrew Burkly, managing director and head of institutional portfolio strategy at Oppenheimer Asset Management, shares his thoughts.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 28- For years, Google Inc's commerce chief, Stephanie Tilenius, held a demanding job and helped oversee the medical care of her parents, an experience that led her to leave the Internet search giant in 2012 and start a company to help patients combat chronic disease. The program costs $15 a week and includes reminders to take medication.

  • Behind the curtain at Theranos  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    The New Yorker's Ken Auletta, discusses his investigation of Theranos' secret testing methods and its potential threat to existing medical testing.

  • BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    TORONTO, Dec 7- BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the ability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone. "Our partnership with BlackBerry has really been able to create a scalable super-computer in the palm of the hands of the doctor,"...

  • The figure represents the average premium for the second-lowest-cost silver plan, which is the benchmark plan used to set subsidy levels, the Department of Health and Human Services said. The report from its Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation covered the costs of plans sold on the website run by the federal government and created...

  • Aerospace firms, airports and airlines, universities, energy firms, hospitals, and telecommunications operators based in the United States, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, France, England have been hit by the campaign, the research firm said, without naming individual companies. The 87- page report comes as governments scramble to better understand...

  • Top Chinese PE firm: Sectors we're bullish on  Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    Despite slowing growth in China, Wang Chao Yong, Chairman and CEO at China Equity Group, explains why he's still positive on domestic prospects.

  • FACTBOX-Recent tax inversion proposals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Medical technology company Medtronic Inc said on Nov. 18 that its plan to acquire and adopt the tax domicile of Ireland's Covidien Plc was on track to close in 2015.. High-tech manufacturer Applied Materials Inc plans to buy Japanese rival Tokyo Electron Ltd and reincorporate in the Netherlands. Burger King Worldwide Inc plans to acquire Canadian coffee and...

  • Sony's big plan to shake up TV biz Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    With PlayStation Vue, Sony joins the ranks of companies looking to shake up the cable and satellite business.

  • Hot new video games to shine this holiday season Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    People walk past a billboard advertising the latest installment of 'Call of Duty' video game near Times Square in New York on November 6, 2014.

    A new lineup of video games for the 2014 holiday season has some promising signs that sales will go up this year.

  • Why plastic bottles could be bad for your health Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Experts are meeting in Brussels to debate whether some materials like plastic bottles could be dangerous.

  • Don't seek Fitbit products in Apple online store Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    The Fitbit Flex

    Apple's online store lists a lot of fitness-related products, but don't look for Fitbit.

  • Robots to the rescue in fight against Ebola Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    Ken Goldberg professor University of California Berkely.

    Robots are joining doctors and scientists in combating the deadly Ebola outbreak.

  • Like it or not, Obamacare's juicing health stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    'HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!' exclaims a Sunshine Life and Health Advisors website for the Affordable Care Act set up at the Mall of Americas in March 2014 in Miami.

    Want to know what's giving health stocks confidence in profit forecasts? Like it or not, it's the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Defense contractor Lockheed Martin will buy privately-held Systems Made Simple, a provider of health information technology solutions to the federal government, the company said on Thursday. Terms were not disclosed but were said to be not material to Lockheed Martin. Among other things, Systems Made Simple, based in Syracuse, New York, works...