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HealthCare.gov sends personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Information entered into the U.S. government's health insurance website is being passed to companies such as Twitter, Yahoo and Google.

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Apple users: How healthy are your iOS 8 Health apps?

A new report will make it much, much easier to figure out which health apps are healthy and which are not.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

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The easy way to use Apple’s iOS 8 Health app

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app empowers users to make healthy lifestyle choices; this is a simple user guide to getting started.

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Virtual care demand could test care providers’ health IT infrastructure in 2015

Virtual care services in the U.S. are expected to grow significantly from 2015 onward. Healthcare providers may need to strengthen their health IT infrastructure and patient-centered service support for this new market.

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IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Skin cancer can be detected more quickly and accurately by using cognitive computing-based visual analytics, researchers at IBM Research have found, in collaboration with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Illinois hospital reports data blackmail

An Illinois hospital says someone attempted to blackmail it to stop the release of data about some of its patients.

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I'm a born again fell walker, and Apple is to blame

One day while struggling with deadlines I noticed I'd walked only 2,500 steps. That's when things began to change.

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Need an electronic circuit? Just load paper and hit print

New highly durable silver nanowire ink can create circuits on demand using a printer and paper.

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Software can now identify DNA from viruses and speed up diagnoses

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released an updated version of bioinformatics software that can use DNA to ID pathogen-caused diseases and help select targets for cancer treatment.

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How to navigate big data in healthcare

Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison cautions healthcare organizations to take a hard look at the way they approach data to ensure that health information is an asset, not a liability. He also cites the need for a new role: a health...

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Pharma company prefers vertical industry cloud

Biotech company Questcor Pharmaceuticals relies on a cloud service tailored to the specific needs of the life sciences industry -- and its regulations.

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Oracle and Oregon fight over which court should take Cover Oregon case

Oracle and the state of Oregon tussled in U.S. district cour over which legal venue will hear their dueling lawsuits related to the vendor's work on the state's failed health insurance exchange website, Cover Oregon.

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First robot, networked tablets head to West Africa to fight Ebola

The first robot and networked tablets are making their way to an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, where they will give aid workers their first chance at sharing data about the deadly outbreak.

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Head of this research group at a large non-profit medical center returns from a trip, and complains that her laptop won't turn on.

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Researchers, medical workers seek tech answers to Ebola outbreak

Researchers in robotics met with health care and aid workers around the country Friday to get ideas on how technology could help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak, as well as the spread of other dangerous viruses.

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Why Google wants to save your life

Google is working on a nanoparticle-covered pill that could cure a lot of health woes. Here's why.

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Google includes traditional official data for tracking flu

Finding that aggregate Web searches alone cannot provide an accurate assessment of where the flu has struck and its severity, Google will take into account data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its Google...

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