Health

  • Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style

    Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style

    You can’t swing a bag of cats without hitting a new tampon startup. Whether it’s about scheduling deliveries or getting something sweet with the deal, startups are looking to disrupt the age-old feminine care industry with a number of twists and tricks. But Cora, a startup launching today, is looking to re-imagine the entire experience of buying and using tampons, from delivery… Read More

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    Graphene Shows Promise For Brain Implants

    Graphene Shows Promise For Brain Implants

    Graphene, the super thin carbon material that’s been exciting scientists in the decade+ since single-atom thick graphene crystallites were successfully extracted from the bulk material, continues to give hints of a promising future blending electronics and biology. Read More

  • Confirmed: Practice Fusion Lays Off 25% Of Workers To Create Positive Cash Flow

    Confirmed: Practice Fusion Lays Off 25% Of Workers To Create Positive Cash Flow

    Practice Fusion, a startup digitizing electronic health records (EHR) for hospitals and healthcare facilities, confirmed to TechCrunch that it trimmed a quarter of its workforce today in an effort to become cash flow positive. The layoffs were across the board, including engineering, product, marketing and customer success departments and affect roughly 74 people. Read More

  • Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help. Crunch Network

    Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help.

    I advise a lot of water tech entrepreneurs because I’m a masochist and because water tech is my first love. Recently, a lot of them are coming back to me with the Flint Water Crisis front and center in their pitch decks. So are a bunch of new water startups, all touting filters, sensors, or some gadget promising to solve the current emergency and prevent others like it from happening. Guys. Read More

  • Pager Expands Its On-Demand Doctor Service By Letting Users Chat With Nurses

    Pager Expands Its On-Demand Doctor Service By Letting Users Chat With Nurses

    Pager isn’t just a doctor-on-demand service anymore. We’ve mentioned the New York City-based company as part of a broader group of startups aiming to bring doctors to patients’ homes, and to be clear, you’ll still be able use the app to set up medical house calls. Now, however, that’s just one part of a broader experience. Read More

  • Health Agency Says Theranos Lab Practices Pose “Immediate Jeopardy” To Patient Safety

    Health Agency Says Theranos Lab Practices Pose “Immediate Jeopardy” To Patient Safety

    More bad news for Theranos: A federal health agency has declared that the blood test company’s “deficient practices … pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety.” In a letter sent to Theranos on January 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it identified deficiencies related to hematology and analytic systems, and with the… Read More

  • Toxic Water, Toxic City

    Toxic Water, Toxic City

    The water in Flint is toxic. The state of Michigan inadvertently poisoned the city’s well, and it will take years to flush the system. And that might not be the worst part. The state has yet to reveal how it will repair Flint’s image. Read More

  • Mobile Medical Consultation Service HealthTap Launches Disaster Service HealthTap SOS

    Mobile Medical Consultation Service HealthTap Launches Disaster Service HealthTap SOS

    It was in the aftermath of the devastating flooding of the Indian city of Chennai that HealthTap first rolled out the services that would become its new HealthTap SOS, which the company launched today at the World Economic Forum. Flex (formerly Flextronics) — a HealthTap customer — reached out to the mobile medical consultation service to see if it could provide support for the… Read More

  • Health Website Greatist Raises $4.5M

    Health Website Greatist Raises $4.5M

    Greatist, a website promising “real facts and doable steps for your happiest life,” has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. I wrote about the startup in 2012, when I said it was focused on “non-sucky health content.” In other words, it offered health and wellness advice targeted at millennial readers, presented with a distinctive editorial voice and based on… Read More

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