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  • CHICAGO, March 9- Apple Inc on Monday released ResearchKit, an open-source software tool designed to give scientists a new way to gather information on patients by using their iPhones. They include Stanford University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. "With hundreds of millions of iPhones in use around the world, we saw an opportunity for...

  • Britain legalizes three-parent babies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    Britain will become the first nation to legalize a "three-parent" IVF technique, which doctors say can prevent some inherited incurable diseases.

  • Thailand plans to end "rent-a-womb" tourism Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    The entrance of New Life IVF clinic shows its closed doors in Bangkok on August 15, 2014.

    Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law banning foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" fertility-tourism industry.

  • The case of the 'anti-vaccine elitism' Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California.

    Could vaccine compliance be correlated with income level and elitism?

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 11- Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market. "People feel that this will be the year of medical...

  • U.S. challenges China export subsidy program Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The United States on Wednesday challenged a Chinese export subsidy program for products including textiles, medical products and agriculture, alleging the support was illegal under international trade law. There are already 24 disputes before the WTO involving the United States and China, 15 of them brought by the United States.

  • Under Armour CEO is calling out Nike and Adidas Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:42 PM ET
    Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour.

    Under Armour is creating a digital health and fitness community powerhouse, CEO Kevin Plank tells CNBC.

  • New crowdfunding index that lists tech disruptors Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Technology microchip

    CNBC Crowdfinance Tech Index lists the largest capital commitments raised by 25 private U.S. tech companies on Crowdnetic’s data platform.

  • 2015's strong outlook for healthcare IPOs   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    2015's strong outlook for healthcare IPOs

    Cathrin Petty, co-head of EMEA healthcare at JP Morgan, says the U.K. has the capacity to be a successful market for life sciences, and the year ahead for healthcare IPOs looks strong.

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

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

  • US earnings: 'Tech to the rescue'   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    US earnings: 'Tech to the rescue'

    Caterpillar and 3Ms' poor earnings performance "spooked investors", however tech and healthcare are expected to save the earnings season, says Christine Short, senior vice president at Estimize.

  • Cracking down on cat allergies   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Cracking down on cat allergies

    Steve Harris, CEO of Circassia, says his company is combating allergies by tackling how they affect people's immune systems, rather than simply making products that provide "symptomatic relief".

  • 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
    Healthcare: The 'bull market leader'

    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
    Behind the curtain at Theranos

    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...