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  • WASHINGTON, April 25- Four years ago, two analysts who liked to swap notes on numbers they thought looked odd took a fateful step and tipped off U.S. regulators about a company that one of them had watched for months. Orthofix International NV caught one of the analysts' attention in 2012. The Texas- based medical device maker kept hitting ambitious earnings targets...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- Four years ago, two analysts who liked to swap notes on numbers they thought looked odd took a fateful step and tipped off U.S. regulators about a company that one of them had watched for months. Orthofix International NV caught one of the analysts' attention in 2012. The Texas- based medical device maker kept hitting ambitious earnings targets...

  • The Hylarana malabarica frog, similar to the Hydrophylax bahuvistara frog.

    NBC news reports that a compound found in the protective slime of an Indian frog might become a powerful new drug to treat the flu, according to research.

  • April 18- U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc agreed to buy medical device maker Medtronic Plc's medical supplies units for $6.1 billion and said it expected full-year adjusted earnings at the lower end of its forecast. Cardinal Health, which had forecast adjusted profit in the range of $5.35- $5.50 per share, blamed generic price deflation for the...

  • April 18- U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc said on Tuesday it would buy medical device maker Medtronic Plc's medical supplies businesses for $6.1 billion in cash. Cardinal Health is acquiring the patient care, deep vein thrombosis and nutritional insufficiency units from Medtronic. Cardinal Health said it would finance the acquisition with cash...

  • The FDA, which said the company failed to disclose at least one death associated with one of the devices, said an inspection of the company's facility in Sylmar, California, raised questions about the safety of several implantable defibrillators and its Merlinzhome monitor, which allows doctors to care remotely for patients with cardiac devices.

  • April 12- Medical device maker Hologic Inc has been hit with a lawsuit alleging its product for treating heavy menstrual bleeding infringes patented technology developed by start-up Minerva Surgical Inc, court papers show. The product was launched in Europe, Canada and Australia in 2016.. Its backers include the venture capital firms New Enterprise...

  • April 9- Shares of Glaukos Corp could fall 30 percent in the next year, as years of success by the medical device maker has attracted competition from larger companies that threaten its market share, according to the April 10 edition of Barron's. Glaukos shares have risen 150 percent to around $50 since June 2015, trading at 300 times expected earnings and 10 times...

  • Protesters demonstrate against President Donald Trump and his plans to end Obamacare outside the White House in Washington, March 23, 2017.

    "Huge shocks from the political system are always a distraction," athenahealth's Jonathan Bush told CNBC.

  • This sock could save your infant's life

    Owlet is out with Smart Sock 2, an updated version of the original, that seamlessly monitors your baby's breathing and vitals after leaving the hospital in the comfort of your home.

  • March 30- Boston Scientific Corp on Thursday agreed to buy Swiss medical device maker Symetis SA for $435 million, looking to bolster its presence in Europe after recalling a range of heart valves in the region. The company's Acurate systems will broaden Boston Scientific's TAVR range to include additional designs and delivery methods that cover more...

  • March 30- Boston Scientific Corp said on Thursday it would buy Swiss medical device maker Symetis SA for $435 million, a deal that will help the U.S. company expand in the European market. Boston Scientific in February recalled its Lotus valve devices from Europe and other regions following reports of a faulty locking mechanism. The acquisition would allow...

  • March 30- Boston Scientific Corp said on Thursday it would buy privately held Symetis SA for $435 million to expand its minimally invasive heart devices business. Swiss medical device maker Symetis said it has halted its IPO launch, its second attempt to go public. The company was expecting to raise up to 61.5 million euros and list on the Euronext Paris by March...

  • March 30- Boston Scientific Corp said on Thursday it would buy privately-held Swiss medical device maker Symetis SA for $435 million to expand its business of making minimally invasive heart devices.

  • Woman dentist

    Jim Cramer sees a hidden bull market in the fast-growing dental industry.

  • A man walks out of the Univista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, on December 15, 2015, in Miami.

    Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams weighs in on what changes could be ahead for the Affordable Care Act and consumers.

  • Peloton Cycle.

    To expand its brand and products, Peloton is installing its first president.

  • What happens during atrial fibrillation

    As many as 6 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. It’s caused when the electrical signaling that keeps our hearts beating becomes erratic, and, in its most serious forms, can lead to stroke or heart failure.

  • Bloomlife

    Bloomlife has developed a sensor to help eliminate anxiety for pregnant women in their third trimester.

  • A neurologist checks a patient during an exam at the St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville, Colorado.

    TipRanks presents the top 10 stock ideas for next year from the five best-performing health-care analysts of 2016.