Cinven to buy Labco in €1.2bn deal

Move comes after French medical group abandoned float plans

The startling rise in short-sightedness

Cases of myopia have doubled in Europe

Care UK in talks to sell division to Mears

Group seeks to add more residential care homes for elderly

Gravity Fitness First club

Penthouse gym to cater for high-flyers

Fitness First opens facility for Singapore’s wealthy

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Women feel under more stress at work

Willingness to acknowledge pressure is a factor

Drugs to watch in fight against cancer

Treatments turn the body’s immune system into a weapon

China’s vitamin market harder to crack

Producers such as Amway and Pfizer face increasing competition from locals such as By-Health

Small-cap Week, May 9

New World Oil, ScS, Tissue Regenix, and Verseon and Tiziana

Making money from Obamacare

America’s health reforms have created a feast of opportunity for tech companies

Shadow Health secretary, Andy Burnham, addresses deletes at the Labour party conference in Manchester this morning.
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Burnham to reset expectations of NHS

Shadow health secretary says people must be more realistic

Apple targets ‘silver surfers’ with iPad

Modified tablet for Japan to tap into the ageing population

Fight intensifies against a killer disease

Existing treatments and pesticides are losing their effectiveness

Bristol-Myers cancer drugs shows promise

Phase-two trial finds tumour shrinkage in 59% of participants

Serco loses hospital sterilising contract

Blood and tissue found on allegedly ‘clean’ equipment

NHS cash crunch to hit after election

FT analysis reveals scale of looming financial black hole

The company that is on constant alert

International SOS gives medical help to workers across the world

Johnson & Johnson: playing patience

J&J has lots of money. It should not spend it now

IBM signs digital health deal with Apple

Doctors, researchers and insurers can gain access to Apple Watch health data

Rich foreigners aid private hospitals

Middle Eastern patients boost London’s healthcare market

Fund boosts Wales biotech sector

Cardiff government investment fund backs proton beam centre

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