The Amazon effect is planning on Healthcare system

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway announced today they are forming a non-profit joint venture to manage and streamline their employee healthcare programs.

The CEOs of these giant companies — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Jamie Dimon of Chase, and Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway — say the new company will focus on technology solutions that will provide high-quality health benefits at a reasonable cost.

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Scientists are closer to a blood test to detect eight types of cancer

The aim of the test, CancerSEEK is called, is to catch the disease early and save lives. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 patients. The rates varied depending on the type – lower for breast tumors but high for ovarian, liver and pancreatic ones.

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