Health

Wondermed pulls $4,600K out of a hole to ply you with ketamine

For those of us who’ve been a little bit wobbly on the mental health front over the past couple of years, there are a bunch of options starting to crop up. The on-demand chat-based therapy optio

9 ways founders can bring automation to healthcare

For years, automation has been a key driver of transformation across industries, changing the way companies and entire sectors operate. However, healthcare, a $4.1 trillion industry, has fallen behind

Fitbit rolls out a new premium ‘Sleep Profile’ feature to better assess sleep patterns

Google announced today that Fitbit is introducing a new premium feature called “Sleep Profile,” which will offer users a new longitudinal analysis of sleep patterns while making sleep data

African health tech startups in the supply chain segment show rapid growth, spurring a $7M investment initiative

While Africa’s health systems are still reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic, the adoption of digital health services has been revved up in some countries. Telemedicine, the standout offer

Finger on your pulse: API-first startup Vivanta hopes to be Plaid for health

Mexico-based startup Vivanta lives at the intersection of healthcare and APIs. Its focus is health data, with an eye on the fact that wearables are becoming ubiquitous.

Nigerian at-home lab testing platform Healthtracka gets $1.5M, backed by female VCs

According to this World Health Organization (WHO) article on treating cancer, detecting symptomatic patients as early as possible gives them the best chance for successful treatment. Though the piece

Canada sunsets its COVID Alert app based on the iOS and Android exposure notification API

The government of Canada today announced that it is ending use of the app it commissioned based on the COVID-19 exposure alert API developed jointly by Google and Apple as a measure to help combat the

FDA clears COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech, and from Moderna, for kids between six months and five years of age. The FDA’s decisio

Brain data startup Rune Labs gets FDA clearance for Apple Watch-based Parkinson’s tracker

Rune Labs, a precision neurology company in San Francisco, announced that its StrivePD software ecosystem for Parkinson’s disease has been granted 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administ

Oh great, just what we need: eau de caffeine

Of all the dumb pitches that crossed my desk today, this one might just take the dewy-eyed prize for “oh good heavens, this is an awful idea.” Pzaz (presumably pronounced “pizazz&#82

Sana, which offers health insurance plans to SMBs, raises $60M and doubles valuation since October

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have for decades struggled with being able to offer their employees health insurance. Sana, a startup that wants to make offering health insurance plans more a

Sesame closes on $27M in funding to grow its pay-per-visit healthcare marketplace

Access to quality and affordable healthcare has long been an issue in the United States. Not everyone can afford health insurance and even for those who can, medical care can still be cost-prohibitive

How Apple’s thoughtful, measured approach is building a revolution in health

Apple’s health business could now stand alone as one of the largest in the sector in terms of sheer reach — if it could ever be disentangled from the company’s other products, which, by

Tiger Global backs bttn, leading e-commerce infiltration of medical supplies

Over the past year, marketplace customers jumped from 300 to 7,000, while gross merchandise volume grew 1,000%.

Boulder Care takes in funding as its opioid telehealth program yields industry-leading retention rates

The company is serving several thousand patients and growing its footprint as a value-add employee benefit.

Caught COVID-19 abroad? Good luck, you might get stuck

The idea of being stranded on a Caribbean island might not sound like the worst thing in the world after two years of a pandemic, but speaking from experience, it’s not as fun as it sounds. I ca

NexStride gadget that helps people with Parkinson’s fight ‘freezing’ attracts $2.8M

One of the challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease is the possibility of “freezing” during normal movement, causing falls and lack of mobility. Surprisingly, small extern

Peloton hires Amazon Web Services executive Liz Coddington as new CFO in latest shakeup

Peloton has announced that its chief financial officer, Jill Woodworth, is leaving the company and will be replaced by Amazon Web Services executive Liz Coddington, effective June 13. Woodworth served

Oracle quietly closes $28B deal to buy electronic health records company Cerner

At the end of last year, just before Christmas, Oracle made a big move when it announced it was acquiring electronic health records company Cerner for $28 billion, thrusting it quickly into the top en

Apple adding new features for athletes on watchOS and opening Fitness app to all iPhone users

Apple is doubling down on making the Apple Watch the best health-tracking wearable out there and expanding features for its most demanding users — as well as everyone else. The next version of its w
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