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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.

  • FDA says Johnson & Johnson recalls some jaw implants Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson is recalling some lots of its implant used to correct defects of the jaw following more than a dozen cases of injury. The device, which is used to lengthen and stabilize the lower jawbone and the side of the lower jaw, is being recalled by JNJ unit DePuy Synthes as it may reverse after surgery.

  • Aug 19- Medtronic Inc Chief Executive Omar Ishrak defended his company's plan to acquire Dublin- based Covidien Plc in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medical device maker will be able to create more U.S. jobs while still paying substantial taxes once the transaction closes.

  • Diversified U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co and medical equipment makers CareFusion Corp and C.R. Bard Inc are among the companies exploring a potential deal for ConvaTec, the people said. CareFusion, with a market capitalization of $9 billion, and C.R. Bard, with $11.2 billion, would both be able to achieve an inversion if they use their own stock to pay for ConvaTec.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday he has written to Hospira Inc and urged the drug and medical device maker not to move its tax domicile abroad to save on U.S. taxes.

  • An Ebola vaccine? 'There's no money in it.' Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    Medical staff put on protective gear at Kenema Government Hospital before taking a sample from a suspected Ebola patient in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

    The death toll from the Ebola virus in West Africa keeps growing to record levels. And ironically, that may be why there's no vaccine, said an expert.

  • Aug 4- Medical device maker Symmetry Medical Inc said it would sell its orthopedic device components business to privately held Tecomet Inc for $450 million. Symmetry Medical will transfer ownership of its remaining surgical instruments business to its shareholders as a new company.

  • Taking on the Luxottica eyewear machine Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Neil Blumenthal (left) and David Gilboa, co-founders of Warby Parker

    A David taking on retail Golaiths, this e-commerce upstart is circumventing traditional channels and selling eyeglasses to the masses.

  • Medtronic mulls bid for Smith & Nephew: Report Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Medtronic office in Toronto.

    One of the world's largest makers of medical devices, Medtronic, is considering a takeover of London-based Smith & Nephew, Bloomberg said.

  • AstraZeneca Chair: Shareholders, 'vote me away' Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    As AstraZeneca's shares slid following its rejection of Pfizer's new bid, the company's chairman said he was "reasonably confident" it was the right decision.

  • 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.

  • Gates Foundation fighting dirty water deaths Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    An exhibitor demonstrates the use of a toilet tap where water is recycled and reused, during the Reinvent The Toilet Fair in New Delhi on March  21, 2014.

    The Gates Foundation has awarded $2 million in grants to several Indian organizations to help improve sanitation by building a high-tech toilet.

  • New Year’s resolutions hazardous to your health? Sunday, 5 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Diving into New Year's resolutions to get fit or lose weight may be hazardous to your health.

  • Breaking a sweat on Wall Street  Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    Inform Fitness uses a 20-minute high intensity workout each week. Founder Adam Zickerman puts "Fast Money" trader John Najarian to work. Intensity is key to results, says Zickerman.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • A tax on medical devices stirred the budget debate Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    A detailed look at how a tax on medical devices divided so many over the White House's Affordable Care Act.

  • Why Jamie Dimon and Bill Gates have teamed up Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others have launched an investment fund focused on late-stage healthcare technology trials.

  • Big data’s powerful effect on tiny babies Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
    A nurse takes care of a premature baby.

    A research project that gathers more information from hospital monitors than ever before is improving the prognosis of premature infants.

  • Forget smartwatches, consider crowdfunding this Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Daniel Yachia, left, and Sedat Barokas

    A new Web company is offering to connect inventors of smaller medical devices with people who can give them the cash they need to get off the ground.