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  • 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...

  • What's boosting healthiest sector in S&P this year Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, Oct 26- Salesforce Inc is betting big on healthcare, hiring key personnel and ramping up investment in hopes of replacing outmoded medical industry infrastructure and carving out a $1 billion annual business. Its push into healthcare follows years of attempts by rival software providers, including Microsoft Corp, to break into...

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday. Azure is the name of Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, essentially a group of datacenters that allow users to access large amounts of...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • First Ebola vaccine trial starts in Africa Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    The first trial of an Ebola vaccine has started with the vaccination of three health care workers in Mali, researchers told NBC News.

  • 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/ BOSTON Sept 24- Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.

  • Apple's HealthKit app delayed by iOS 8 bug Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Apple iOS 8

    The company aims to make the apps available by the end of the month.

  • 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.

  • 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.