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Google's Alphabet aims to disrupt health care industry; opens space for tech startups

What once was a vision of the future of health care in science fiction is now becoming a reality as Google's Alphabet sets its eyes on solving health care issues. Doctors' function in treating and maintaining peoples' health will be done efficiently and cheaply by machines run by technological algorithms in the near future. These advances require a disruption in the status quo, which will definitely not come from the government or other current healthcare providers, but from entrepreneurs, like Google's Alphabet.

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Merger of Four Major Insurance Companies May Harm Healthcare Industry

Doctors, hospitals and healthcare groups criticized the proposed merger of four major insurances, saying that it could lead to harm for the healthcare industry.

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Unicorn status for $1.8B ZocDoc

ZocDoc Inc. is a New York digital health scheduling company that was founded in 2007. At that time, it offers a free-of-charge medical care research facility for users by combining information about medical practices and doctors' individual schedules in a central location.

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Lettuce as a "Miracle" sugar substitute and other biotech startup projects

People nowadays watch what they eat due to the rise in the level of health problems particularly obesity and diabetes. They cut down their sugar intake and rely mostly on natural sweeteners.

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Better, quicker, shorter cancer care eyed by Intel thru Collaborative Cancer Cloud

Intel Health executive Eric Dishman has to fight his Kidney Cancer for 23 years before it was treated. Now, Intel launched a network that would make cancer treatment plans in just 1 day by 2020.

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Sports Drinks in the US are on a tight race to the finish line

When it comes to working out, all we want to do is to enhance our performance. Many sports drinks promise immediate energy that will get you moving for the gym. What we don't know is, most of these energy drinks have a hidden dark side - sugar and fat.

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MOOV NOW, a new top of the line fitness wearable aka the next-gen Artificial Intelligence coach

Considered as the world's most advanced fitness wearable, MOOV NOW is the latest offering from MOOV. It is a fitness tracking smart wearable designed to work as an artificial intelligence coach.

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Under Armour's MyFitnessPal and Endomondo apps now run in tandem

Fitness and food tracker apps MyFitnessPal and Endomondo have started sharing content with one another, several months after both companies were acquired by sports apparel and fitness technology maker Under Armour in a deal worth $560 million.

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DNA in the cloud

Amazon, Google race to get your DNA into the cloud Inc is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.

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China to increase health care subsidies, deepen reform

China will increase its healthcare subsidies by 19 percent this year as part of efforts to deepen social reforms and strengthen safety nets, the government said on Saturday.

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When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health

The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long. That's much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the United States.

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Tenet near deal to buy United Surgical for more than $2.5 billion

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp is poised to buy United Surgical Partners International Inc in a deal that could be worth more than $2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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GSK raises $853 million by halving stake in South African drugmaker

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) has taken profits in Aspen Pharmacare (APNJ.J) by selling half its stake in the South African drugmaker for $853 million, following a long investment in the firm.

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KFC faces pressure after McDonald's says no antibiotics in chicken

KFC, the world's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.

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Costco working to end use of human antibiotics in chicken

Costco Wholesale Corp is working toward eliminating the sale of chicken and meat from other animals raised with antibiotics that are vital to fighting human infections, senior executives at the third-largest U.S. retailer told Reuters on Thursday.

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