Outsourcer Mitie warns on profits

Groups find home care budgets tighter than expected

Tenet/United Surgical: knife edge

No one wants to pay for long hospital stays

Google delves deeper into health data

Recent bets reveal far-reaching interest in health

State of India’s government health system

The failings of a service supposed to look after nearly a fifth of the world should matter more

Credit report companies agree to reforms

Overhaul makes it easier for consumers to resolved debts

Bunch of beets, beetroot with tops, summer harvest of fresh vegetables, sweet, tasty ingredient

Beetroot good for sport and hypertension

The nitrate-rich food enhances workouts and lowers blood pressure

Robotic Surgery

The teleconference that saves lives

Mayo Clinic embraces remote healthcare to broaden its market

Philips’s wind-up foetal heart rate monitor

GE and Philips scan Africa medical market

Diagnostic equipment makers seek multimillion-dollar contracts

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Future of US healthcare hangs on a phrase

A Supreme Court challenge could unravel the Affordable Care Act

Unnerving history of the head transplant

Moral concerns are as great a barrier as surgical problems, writes Anjana Ahuja

Anthem was warned about hacking weakness

US agency audited health insurer two years before data for 80m stolen

Nikon buys Optos for £259m

Japanese group diversifying into medical technology

Small-cap Week, February 21

Kenmare, Retroscreen, Bahamas Petroleum and Lidco featured

Electron microscope analyses atoms

Instrument to produce high-quality images of atom-sized molecules

Consumer platforms: software transforms care

Technology groups and start-ups seek slice of the pie

Let the NHS lean more on private sector

Depicting business involvement in healthcare as evil makes no sense

M&A helps lift US healthcare stocks

Rising profits blunt concerns that the sector is overvalued

Privately run hospital seeks £10m bailout

Circle Healthcare set to abandon Hinchingbrooke hospital contract

India starts drive to deworm children

About 140m pupils to be treated in first wave

Smith & Nephew ‘can prosper on its own’

Medical devices CEO brushes away takeover talk


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insulin vials ©Jacob Ehrbahn Combating Diabetes

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