Health

  • MyTransHealth Will Launch This Fall To Help Transgender People Access Safe And Inclusive Healthcare

    MyTransHealth Will Launch This Fall To Help Transgender People Access Safe And Inclusive Healthcare

    One in four transgender people delay seeking healthcare due to discrimination, according to the National Center of Transgender Equality. A startup called MyTransHealth aims to address this with a website designed to help trans people access safe healthcare. The service, which will be free to use, was fully funded on Kickstarter, raising $30K, and will launch this fall in New York City, Miami… Read More

  • TetraScience’s Internet-Of-Instruments Could Supercharge Research

    TetraScience’s Internet-Of-Instruments Could Supercharge Research

    There are estimated to be over 13 million scientists globally, almost all of whom have to enter the results of their work manually, often by hand in a notebook. Sure, much of it gets entered into computers. But time is wasted managing data, and productivity suffers. The implications are pretty bad given the year we live in. Over 50% of R&D time is wasted, there’s significant… Read More

  • RXACTIVE Fitness Wear Helps You Work Out Harder In Less Time

    RXACTIVE Fitness Wear Helps You Work Out Harder In Less Time

    Many of you probably know the feeling you get when you only have 30 minutes to squeeze in a run between work and a dinner meeting, but you’ve drank enough coffee to keep going for miles. RXACTIVE has a solution. The company launched an Indiegogo campaign yesterday for its activewear with built-in resistance, and far surpassed its funding goal of $30,000 within the first day. Read More

  • PokItDok Healthcare API Platform Picks Up $34 Million In Series B

    PokItDok Healthcare API Platform Picks Up $34 Million In Series B

    PokItDok, the API provider for the healthcare industry, has today announced the close of a $34 million Series B. The company, launched back in 2011, provides software framework for things like payment processing, eligibility checks from insurance companies, referrals, claims submissions, online scheduling, patient identity management and provider search. In other words, any mobile or web… Read More

  • Y Combinator’s L. Condoms Provides Safe Sex, On-Demand

    Y Combinator’s L. Condoms Provides Safe Sex, On-Demand

    I don’t know what kind of a situation one needs to be in to need a pack of condoms delivered in under an hour when there’s likely a fully stocked convenience store within a 15-minute walk, but one San Francisco-based startup has you covered. L. Condoms is a startup in the current batch of Y Combinator that promises delivery of comfortable, paraben and glycerin-free… Read More

  • IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM announced a huge deal today, agreeing to pay a billion dollars for Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company it plans to fold into the Watson Health unit. Merge’s technology is in use in 7500 healthcare facilities in the US, according to information supplied by IBM. The firm processes billions of images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans with 30 billion images processed to-date… Read More

  • Monument Valley-Maker Moves Into Mobile Health With Moodnotes

    Monument Valley-Maker Moves Into Mobile Health With Moodnotes

    Q: What do you get if you cross seasoned psychological cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques with modern app design? A: Moodnotes: aka the lovechild of London-based digital product studio ustwo — maker of minimalist mobile game Monument Valley, among other apps — plus LA-based m-health app maker Thriveport. Read More

  • Castlight Health Rises 2.7% On Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue, Minor Profit Miss

    Castlight Health Rises 2.7% On Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue, Minor Profit Miss

    Following the bell, enterprise healthcare management company Castlight Health reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $18.5 million, and a per-share loss of $0.19. The street expected Castlight to lose 18 cents per-share net income, off revenue of $17.8 million. Read More

  • MicroHealth Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illnesses

    MicroHealth Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illnesses

    MicroHealth, a mobile health startup in Y Combinator’s current class, is launching today to help patients take control of their chronic illnesses. The company was started by Spanish brothers Dr. Marc Lara and Miguel Lara in 2011, who previously spent 10 years researching digital health and holding clinical trials at Columbia University Medical Center. Read More

  • Disruption In Healthcare Could Be Costly Crunch Network

    Disruption In Healthcare Could Be Costly

    Entrepreneurs are giving the healthcare industry a much-needed injection of innovation. Enthusiasm for new ideas and solutions in healthcare is clear from the 200 percent growth in funding for digital health companies between 2010 and 2014. Digital health companies received a record-breaking $4.1 billion in funding in 2014, and more than $600 million in the first quarter of 2015. Read More

  • Soylent Debuts Its Ready-To-Drink Meal Replacement Shake, Soylent 2.0

    Soylent Debuts Its Ready-To-Drink Meal Replacement Shake, Soylent 2.0

    Venture-backed food replacement drink maker Soylent – yes, named after the movie where people unknowingly were sustained by eating other people – is out today with its newest product. The company this morning introduced “Soylent 2.0” (still not people), which is actually a vegan, soy-based nutritional drink that’s now shipping in a ready-to-drink package. Read More

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