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Apple's health team considered buying Crossover Health, a startup that runs on-site medical clinics for large, self-insured employers.
Proposed bill calls for a national breach notification standard | Health Data Management
A Rhode Island Congressman reintroduced legislation that would standardize national notifications of data breaches. Breached organizations would be required to notify people affected by the breaches within 30 days of discovering the hacks.
Google is removing a short-lived calorie-counting feature in the Google Maps app. The feature, which displayed the calories burned by walking, drew criticism on social media, with users saying it was judgmental and could negatively affect people with, or people who'd had, eating disorders.
Drug companies knowingly make eye drops so each drop is more liquid than the eye can hold.
Abbott ticks up as Q3 tops Wall Street's forecast | Mass Device
Abbott reported sales of $6.83 billion in the third quarter, with profits of $1.16 billion. Shares rose after the Chicago-area company announced the results.
Safety, quality and clinical practice
Blood boundaries: Should transfusions be matched by sex? | Scientific American
Men under 50 who received red blood cell transfusions from women who'd been pregnant were 1.5 times more likely to die in the three years after the transfusion.
In other news
Body, heal thyself | Popular Science
Immunotherapy, "smart bacteria," and CRISPR gene editing techniques help the body help itself.
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