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  • 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.

  • An Obamacare monopoly would be 'very sad': CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    A possible White House move to bail out insurance companies would be a slip toward government domination of health care, Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush says.

  • Nevada dumps Xerox health exchange Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Nevada's health-care exchange is cutting ties with Xerox and will partner with the federal system for 2015, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

  • Allergan rejects Valeant's 'cut and slash' takeover Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Botox by Allergan

    U.S. medical firm Allergan rejected the unsolicited takeover offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, saying it substantially undervalued the company.

  • Boston Scientific subpoenaed over heart device Friday, 9 May 2014 | 6:25 AM ET
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building, Washington, DC.

    Boston Scientific received a subpoena this week from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking information about its defibrillators.

  • J&J beats forecasts, helped by new medicines Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Johnson & Johnson turned in a solid first quarter Tuesday, topping analysts' profit and revenue estimates and increasing its 2014 earnings forecast by 5 cents a share.

  • White House hints at wiggle room on deadline Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    A man enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act in Miami.

    People who already started the process of signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act may get a little more time to finish enrolling.