UNC Health Care in merger talks with Charlotte health system :: WRAL.com

Chapel Hill, N.C. — UNC Health Care officials said Thursday that they are working to join forces with Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System, creating a network of hospitals, other health facilities and physician practices stretching across most of North Carolina. The two systems have signed a letter of intent to join their clinical, medical education and research resources, and officials said […]

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Kamala Harris says she’ll co-sponsor single-payer health care bill

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is throwing her support behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, announcing that she intends to co-sponsor Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill, she says, because “health care is a right.” Harris tweeted her intentions to support Sanders’ legislation, directing supporters to sign a petition on her Senate website. I’m co-sponsoring @BernieSanders’ Medicare for All bill because health […]

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Silicon Valley’s next big health investor

The largest Chinese Internet players, Tencent, Baidu, and Alibaba all have investment teams in Silicon Valley and other U.S. tech hubs. But Tencent in particular has set its sights on health care, the U.S’s fifth largest economy, say people familiar. The company is motivated in part by the health care problems in China, which include a shortage of doctors and […]

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‘Breakthrough’ cancer treatment approved by FDA – Health News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration called the approval historic, the first gene therapy to hit the U.S. market. Made from scratch for every […]

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Health not renewing foreigners’ contracts

THE health ministry’s permanent secretary, Andreas Mwoombola, yesterday said they will not appoint nor extend the contracts of foreign health professionals until Namibian graduates are accommodated. There are 714 foreign medical professionals in Namibia. Over the past years, the ministry has been appointing foreign nationals and extending the contracts of senior health professionals and registered nurses aged 60 years or […]

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Health insurers warned to clean up their act by ACCC chief Rod Sims – The Australian

The Australian Health insurers warned to clean up their act by ACCC chief Rod SimsThe AustralianConsumers Health Forum CEO Leanne Wells said the judgement demonstrated that members seeking peace of mind instead “need to regularly examine and re-examine their policy’s fine print to be assured of exactly what their health funds are covering”. and more »

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