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America is about to get a powerful tool in the war against cancer

Jan 19, 2020 , CNBC Health
The country's first carbon ion therapy center to treat cancer is being built in partnership with Hitachi on the campus of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville,...
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Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List to spend $52 million to help Trump win in 2020

Jan 18, 2020 , CNBC Health
Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List launched a $52 million effort to support Trump's reelection, a day after Planned Parenthood pledged $45 million to support abortion-rights...
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Armed guards, secret location: Inside an illegal marijuana bazaar publicized on Instagram

Jan 18, 2020 , CNBC Health
An NBC News producer gained access to an underground operation in Los Angeles where dealers were selling bulk amounts of bootleg THC vape...
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Epic Systems, a major medical records vendor, is warning customers it will stop working with Google Cloud

Jan 18, 2020 , CNBC Health
Epic is phoning customers to explain that it's withdrawing support for Google Cloud, instead focusing on AWS and Microsoft...
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The CDC and Homeland Security begin screening for Chinese Coronavirus at three major US airports as outbreak spreads in Asia

Jan 18, 2020 , CNBC Health
Travelers on direct and indirect flights from Wuhan, China to international airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will be screened for the Chinese Coronavirus starting...
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Cardon Children's Medical Center

British doctors want a tax on tech giants to fund research on the harms caused by social media

Jan 18, 2020 , CNBC Health
Leading U.K. psychiatrists say tech giants should be forced to hand over data on how children are affected by harmful online...
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Pharma execs pitch ideas at #JPM20 to lower drug costs. None of them include dropping their own prices

Jan 17, 2020 , CNBC Health
Health-care costs in 2019 saw their largest gain in 12 years, rising 4.6%, according to a report from the Labor Department this...
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Planned Parenthood will spend $45 million in 2020 elections to support abortion-rights candidates

Jan 17, 2020 , CNBC Health
Planned Parenthood's super PAC will spend $45 million to support candidates in favor of abortion rights, the largest-ever electoral program of its...
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FDA-backed CBD drug brings in $296 million in 'incredible launch year,' GW Pharma CEO says

Jan 17, 2020 , CNBC Health
"It's an incredible launch year for any medication [that] I think proves that this kind of medicine is really making a difference to patients," GW Pharma CEO Justin Gover told CNBC's Jim...
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Confusion and hype over 'digital health' overshadows J.P. Morgan health conference

Jan 16, 2020 , CNBC Health
Other big topics at this week's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco included the lack of diversity at the executive ranks, drug pricing, big tech's march into the sector, and the missing patient...
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How Moderna is using Amazon cloud to produce personalized cancer vaccines

Jan 16, 2020 , CNBC Health
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said the biotech company is using the "software of life" to develop treatments for diseases, including one that can be a $5 billion...
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Banner Health Children

Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is taking time off to treat alcoholism

Jan 16, 2020 , CNBC Health
The Arizona representative has been absent from Congress since last week after a fall that resulted in an injury, for which she said she will be attending physical...
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Receiving a Heart Transplant in Your Region's Leading Center Can Improve Survival

Jan 15, 2020 , CardioSmart
Heart transplants should be performed in high-volume hospitals to improve outcomes, suggests U.S....
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NutriDrip, ahead of funding round, sets up aging and hangover treatments at Wynn Hotels, Equinox

Jan 15, 2020 , CNBC Health
Founded five years ago, Nutridrip is looking to expand in 2020 with a Series A funding round in the first half of this...
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Juul is halting sales of its fruit-flavored pods in Canada

Jan 15, 2020 , CNBC Health
The company had already halted the sale of its flavors in the U.S. in November, excluding menthol, Virginia tobacco and classic tobacco, amid scrutiny over a surge in teen...
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SmileDirectClub stock rises 15% on news it will sell its aligners to orthodontists and dentists

Jan 15, 2020 , CNBC Health
SmileDirectClub's partnership with Align Technology expired at the end of 2019, freeing it up to market its clear aligners...
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Cholesterol Experts Recommend Focusing on a Healthy Overall Diet

Jan 15, 2020 , CardioSmart
Experts recommend choosing healthy foods, rather than cutting cholesterol from our diet, to promote heart...
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Novartis strikes deal with UK to provide cholesterol drug to high-risk patients

Jan 14, 2020 , CNBC Health
The Swiss drugmaker will provide the drug to patients with atherosclerosis, a heart disease in which plaque builds up inside arteries and can lead to problems, including heart attack or...
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China's Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods rival seeks funding in major growth push

Jan 13, 2020 , CNBC Health
Zhenmeat is looking to raise around $2 million of funding this year as U.S. rivals, including Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, hope to enter the Chinese...
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Biotech veterans and critics found new company to undercut drug prices

Jan 13, 2020 , CNBC Health
Venture capitalist Alexis Borisy, along with a team of biopharma veterans and critics, announced today they've founded a new company whose goal is to dramatically undercut the price of new...
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