As digital health companies work to differentiate themselves with mergers and new features, another startup for managing chronic conditions is garnering employers’ attention. Vida Health raised $110 million in a recent series D funding round. Insurers Centene and AXA Venture Partners also joined as investors. The San Francisco-based startup offers app-based programs for managing a
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Wellness startup Sharecare is going public through a special purpose acquisition company. Photo credit: Sharecare After Sharecare announced Anthem would invest an undisclosed amount, regulatory filings showed that the insurer is pouring $50 million into the digital health startup. Anthem made the investment in a private placement on April 7, as Sharecare looks to go
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Researchers at McGill University in Canada have developed a method to create and deliver brain implants that are a similar in consistency to the brain itself, which is a soft gelatinous tissue. The delicate silicone implants are created using sugar molds and delivered using a sugar needle, and their delicate consistency helps to ensure that
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Black patients from disadvantaged neighborhoods were significantly more likely to die within five years of surviving a heart attack compared with Black heart attack patients from wealthier neighborhoods and white patients of any socioeconomic means who survive a heart attack, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific
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Latest Heart News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 Many people take fish oil to protect their heart, but a new study suggests that prescription versions may raise the risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. At issue are prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acids, which are naturally found in fish oil. The medications
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A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology provides insights on how common hospitalized patients develop liver injury from taking different medications. When investigators analyzed the records of 156,570 hospitalized patients, they found 499 cases of drug-induced liver injury (DILI), for an incidence of 0.32%. Anti-infective agents, cancer medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
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Collective Health’s platform helps navigate people through their health benefits, including reminders for preventive screenings. The company recently struck a partnership with insurer Health Care Service Corporation. Photo credit: Collective Health In a big win for benefits navigation startup Collective Health, insurer Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) plans to offer its service to its self-funded
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Epilepsy drugs currently available don’t work for all patients and while electric stimulation offers another option to reduce seizures, it’s an invasive one. Startup Neuroelectrics is developing a less invasive brain stimulation approach and it has raised $17.5 million as it heads toward a pivotal test of its medical device. The Neuroelectrics device consists of
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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part story on Molli Surgical’s recently FDA-cleared technology. Part one covers the design and engineering process, while part two focuses on the clinician and patient experience of the technology. For 30-some years radiologists and breast surgeons used a procedure known as wire localization in order to locate and
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The need for digital transformation in medical device manufacturing and the medical supply chain became undeniable during the global COVID-19 pandemic. According toa December 2020 survey of manufacturing leaders from SYSPRO, nearly half (47%) of manufacturers were unable to function due to operational dependence on on-premise systems and 60% were affected by supply chain disruptions.
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Shaip is an online platform that focuses on healthcare AI data solutions and offers licensed healthcare data designed to help construct AI models. It provides text-based patient medical records and claims data, audio such as physician recordings or patient/doctor conversations, and images and video in the form of X-rays, CT scans, and MRI results. Like most
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