• Type of weight loss surgery matters for diabetes remission

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Diabetics considering weight-loss surgery to help send their disease into remission should opt for the most popular procedure, a gastric bypass, researchers suggest. In their study of different types of so-called bariatric surgeries, the biggest impact on…

  • Tampa banker leads Hancock Bank’s expansion in health care lending

    Aging baby boomers are driving an explosion in medical care, and Hancock Holding Co. wants in on financing the growing needs of the health care industry. Hancock (HBHC) agreed to buy a $190 million portfolio of health care loans from United Community Banks Inc., and to hire the four bankers who…

    American City Business Journals
  • Prescription firm agrees to cover pricey new cholesterol drugs -- for some

    The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager said it would cover two pricey new cholesterol drugs, including one by Amgen Inc., but limit them to patients who need them most.

    Los Angeles Times
  • GE and StartUp Health double down on next-gen medical payments

    The backbone of healthcare--the very way we pay for our care--is undergoing a massive change, and that means big opportunity to match.

  • Local biotechs have enough cash to buy all four New England sports teams

    If all 87 of the Bay State’s publicly traded biotech firms pooled their cash together, it would equal $8.4 billion — enough to buy all four of New England’s professional sports teams with enough left over to buy all 14.5 million residents of the region each a brand-new Patriots hooded sweatshirt.…

    American City Business Journals
  • Afghan Forces Requested US Airstrike That Hit Hospital, Gen. John Campbell says

    Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said today that Afghan forces who were under attack by the Taliban requested the U.S. airstrikes that resulted in 22 deaths at a hospital in Kunduz run by Doctors Without Borders. "We have now learned that on October, 3rd, Afghan forces…

    ABC News
  • Is Preventing Injustice Possible?

    What if preventing injustice, not treating it, was the key to equitable communities?Whatever you may think about how we pay for health care, everyone can agree that staying out of the emergency room is a good thing. Maintaining good health through access to primary care and healthy policies is…

    Huffington Post
  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Australian court rules cancer gene patent invalid

    An Australian cancer survivor on Wednesday triumphed in a landmark challenge against biotech companies, with the country's top court ruling they could not patent a gene linked to breast cancer. Yvonne D'Arcy took her case to the High Court of Australia, arguing that the so-called breast cancer gene…

  • Hartford HealthCare backs off merger plan, blames state cuts

    Hartford HealthCare has broken off merger talks with Day Kimball Healthcare, blaming Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut Medicaid reimbursement payments. The groups had announced in July they were exploring ...

    Associated Press
  • Viral disease to blame in deaths of some 1,000 Idaho deer

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A viral disease called bluetongue, which tends to strike with greater severity during droughts, is to blame for the mysterious die-off of as many as 1,000 whitetail deer in Idaho, state wildlife managers said on Tuesday. The Idaho Department of Fish and…

  • Holker: Pregnancy Is Amazing

    Allison Holker announced some very exciting news on "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday night – she's pregnant! The dancer is expecting a baby with husband Stephen "tWitch" Boss, and she told Access Hollywood sharing her pregnancy news was exciting. Every morning when I wake up I'm just so excited…

    Access Hollywood
  • LifeSci Capital Initiates Coverage of Tracon Pharmaceuticals

    Developing Angiogenesis Inhibitor that Complements VEGF Inhibitors in Multiple Phase 2 Oncology Trials and Wet AMD; Report Available here: NEW YORK, ...

  • Aetna to launch co-branded Medicare plan in three counties

    Aetna said Tuesday it's introducing a new Aetna Medicare Advantage plan with a $12 monthly premium in partnership with Main Line Health. The Aetna Medicare Main Line Health Prime Plan — for senior adults in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties — is the Connecticut-based health insurer’s first…

    American City Business Journals
  • Health care stocks take a broad beating as sector turns negative on the year

    Health care stocks are taking a broad beating in afternoon trade Tuesday, as investor sentiment toward the once hot sector continues to sour in the face of public outrage over surge pricing of certain ...

  • The GOP's Stance on Mental Health Makes Gun Reform Impossible

    The shooting on October 1, 2015, in Oregon has been met with a call for reform of the United States' mental health system by multiple Republican presidential candidates. Donald Trump said that "it sounds like another mental health problem," Ben Carson said that the issue centered around the…

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    Do This, Not That: Buy Medical Marijuana Stocks, Rather Than Pink Sheet Marijuana Stocks

    Marijuana legalization is sending the marijuana market soaring, but some marijuana stocks are riskier than others.

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  • Beating parasites wins three scientists Nobel prize for medicine

    By Simon Johnson and Ben Hirschler STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday. Irish-born William…