• 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.

  • Many Americans can't afford Obamacare: Aetna CEO Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:53 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.

    Many can't afford Obamacare, and it doesn't fix the underlying causes of high health-care costs, Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini tells CNBC.

  • Deadly 'superbug' is spreading in US hospitals Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    CRE, one of the worst of the superbugs, is spreading in some hospitals, and there's worry that cases are under-reported.

  • GSK CEO: 'Very committed' to China despite probe Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline's share price plunged immediately following the announcement of its second quarter results on Tuesday.

  • Co-sleeping study divides parents and doctors Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    A new study has found co-sleeping to be associated with a higher risk of death, especially among infants under 4 months of age, Today reports.

  • Obamacare costs still murky: Kaiser Permanente CEO Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past a Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 9, 2013.

    It could take a "couple of years" to figure out the full costs of Obamacare to health-care providers, Kaiser Permanente chief Bernard Tyson tells CNBC.

  • Workers at large firms can expect 3% raises Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Employees assemble 2.0 liter ecoboost engines on the production line at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    US workers at large companies can expect median base salary increases of 3% next year, USA Today reports.

  • Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    Narcotics prosecutors say a NYC hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills over more than five years.

  • Look for more upside in these biotech names: Pro Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals' spike Tuesday had investors looking for the next breakout stock. UBS's Matt Roden likes these names.

  • Health insurance company for the Internet Age Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    Mario Schlosser, Kevin Nazemi and Josh Kushner  (left to right), founders of Oscar

    Capitalizing on industry changes due to Obamacare, Oscar offers health insurance and telemedicine visits to customers through its website.

  • 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.

  • VA scandal tells bigger health-care story: Doctor Monday, 19 May 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    The Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire after reports of the deaths of 40 patients forced to wait for medical care at the Phoenix VA hopsital.

    Part of the VA's problem is about supply and demand, and it's the same problem facing the country's health-care system, says Dr. Schnipper

  • Tenet CEO: ER visits are still on the rise Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Tenet Healthcare's medical center in Atlanta

    Emergency rooms are no less crowded since Obamacare started, Trevor Fetter, CEO of hospital operator Tenet Healthcare, tells CNBC.

  • 'Superbug' war is on—and Washington wants a piece Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    A magnified image of the MSRA bacteria. The "superbug" now kills 20,000 people each year.

    Two proposals in Congress are taking aim at deadly superbugs. But it's not exactly clear to some experts just what the right medicine should be.

  • 'Google of drugs' brings prescription costs down Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    A massive prescription database is hoping it can introduce clarity and transparency to the prescription drugs market.

  • Maryland to drop its $125M Obamacare exchange Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    Aging water pipes lie beneath the surface of Baltimore's bustling city.

    Maryland is close to dropping its $125.5 million online health care insurance exchange, according to a report by The Washington Post.

  • Top destinations for health tourism Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Medical tourism is booming, with many countries jostling to offer high-quality health care at a good price. Click ahead to learn about popular destinations for health care tourism.

  • 'Superb doctors' at Dubin Breast Center  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Glenn Dubin, a Highbridge Capital Management, and co-founder & CEO of Dubin & Co., says the Dubin Breast Center is a mufti-disciplinary center driving for excellence with state of the art technology. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mt. Sinai Health System president and CEO, provides insight into methods for diagnosing breast cancer.

  • Countries With Aging Populations Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:32 PM ET
    The world is rapidly aging. A whopping 2 billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the amount in 2000, according to the World Health Organization.This demographic change has major implications for the global economy. Some of the world's biggest economies are facing rising healthcare costs, a shrinking workforce, higher pension costs and diminishing fertility rates. Many countries have already begun adapting to their increasingly aging populations by raising the retireme

    We've come up with a list of countries with the starkest gap between the number of old and the number of young. Find out which countries have the biggest gap between old and young.

  • Surprising Six-Figure Jobs Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    When you think of jobs that pay six figures, you think doctor, lawyer -- and anything with the word “chief,” “director,” “engineer” or “petroleum” in it.But there are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. People you may encounter on a daily basis, or some who you may not, but never suspect they make that much.Take, for example the recent story about the lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., who  and some of them, over $200,000!“Generally, high-paid jobs require one or more of

    There are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. Here are 15 surprising examples of jobs that pay $100,000 or more.

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  • Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.

  • Meg Tirrell joined CNBC in April 2014 as a general assignment reporter focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

  • Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets and business news stories.