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US jury rules against Bayer in Roundup cancer case

Mar 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer to be a "substantial factor" in causing a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, allowing the trial to proceed into a second phase on liability and...
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Marijuana grower Tilray rallies after sales more than double

Mar 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
Shares of Tilray jumped after the bell Monday after it reported that its cannabis sales more than doubled over the last...
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Marijuana grower Tilray rallies 3% after sales more than double

Mar 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Shares of Tilray jumped after the bell Monday after it reported that its cannabis sales more than doubled over the last...
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Harvard researchers say soda increases risk of dying from heart disease, breast and colon cancer

Mar 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
The study adds to a growing body of research suggesting that sugary drinks can cause people to gain weight and possibly lead to a slew of health conditions, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart...
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Apple's heart study signals a new era of medicine, and doctors are debating the results

Mar 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Stanford's researchers talked about the study at the American College of Cardiology conference in New...
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Elon Musk-backed company launches a website to poke fun at DNA testing — and it's hilarious

Mar 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
DNA Friend might be a joke. But for DNA testing companies, it hits very close to...
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Bill Gates talked with Google employees about using A.I. to analyze ultrasound images

Mar 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Bill Gates said that he spoke with Googlers on Monday in reference to a project related to ultrasound...
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Fitbit's new trackers are cheap and work well, but they're super basic

Mar 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
CNBC reviews the new Fitbit Inspire HR and Versa Lite, two affordable health trackers that work well but are very...
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These tech companies aim to cure pain without pills

Mar 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Companies such as Bioness, Cefaly and Sana are developing technology to reduce pain -- and the need for addictive...
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How a former Reader's Digest exec turned Nutrisystem around one data point at a time

Mar 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Nutrisystem's Dawn Zier is a businesswoman with a master's from MIT. Today she's a trailblazer in the $70 billion weight-loss market. How her engineering background led her to become recognized as one of the best CEOs in...
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Moving to the Next Generation of SDOH Initiatives

Mar 16, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 14—Efforts to address social factors that affect health are moving from the experimental phase to the operational phase in Medicaid, according to a former federal leader of the program....
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Inactive ingredients in medications flagged as potential problem for some patients

Mar 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
A single pill can contain 35 inactive ingredients, some of which may cause adverse reactions in...
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Signify Health acquires start-up TAV Health in multimillion-dollar deal

Mar 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Signify Health acquired TAV Health, marking a rare acquisition of a start-up that is focusing on social determinants of...
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March 18-22: What Events Are Coming in Health Care

Mar 16, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 14—Next week’s healthcare finance events and developments include HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Conference in Austin, Texas....
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Amazon takes another step into the medical space by accepting pre-tax health spending accounts

Mar 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Health experts say it's a smart move for Amazon, as it gets deeper into the health and medical...
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Former Speaker Boehner on weed legalization: It's time for Washington to 'get out of the way'

Mar 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Former House Speaker John Boehner told CNBC on Friday that U.S. lawmakers are behind the times on cannabis...
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Exercise Plus Less Sitting Improves Blood Pressure in Obese Adults

Mar 15, 2019 , CardioSmart
Breaking up sitting with just three minutes of activity has immediate heart-health benefits, finds Australian...
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Johnson & Johnson shares slip after jury orders it to pay $29 million in latest talcum cancer trial

Mar 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman who alleged that asbestos in the company's talcum-powder-based products, including Johnson's Baby Powder, caused her...
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Insurers, Policymakers Target ED Use Reduction

Mar 15, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 13—Insurance executives and governors are taking new steps to reduce inappropriate use of emergency departments by plan enrollees....
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Cramer: Five 'perils' of investing in individual stocks

Mar 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
Jim Cramer takes a look at some of the biggest headlines of the week that have rocked stocks on the...
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