Health, Fitness & Food

Alex Raths | Getty Images Biotechnology was one of the decade’s best investments as a dizzying pace of clinical innovation fueled the discovery of treatments once thought beyond the reach of modern medicine. A more aggressive FDA also aided the trend. An investor who purchased shares of the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF in December 2009
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Participants hold signs in New York, NY while protesting efforts to repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act on July 29, 2017. Pacific Press | Getty Images A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision was unconstitutional but punted on deciding whether the rest of the landmark
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Thomas Northcut | DigitalVision | Getty Images Hospitals, many of which are increasingly in dire financial straits, are weighing a lucrative new opportunity: Selling patient health information to tech companies. Aaron Miri is a chief information officer at Dell Medical School and University of Texas Health in Austin, so he gets plenty of tech start-ups
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Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the first low-nicotine cigarettes for sale to the public. The agency cleared applications from 22nd Century Group for its Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol cigarettes. Both products contain less nicotine than their peers, which the FDA hopes will help reduce the number of people addicted to
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From left: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and President Donald Trump, during a listening session on youth vaping and the electronic cigarette epidemic inside the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington,, November 22, 2019. Tom Brenner | Reuters The White House, grappling with the outbreak of a
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Biotech is breaking out. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) climbed to a new 52-week high following a wave of deals in the group. Among them were Merck’s $2.7 billion purchase of cancer drugmaker ArQule, Sanofi’s $2.5 billion buyout of Synthorx, a company specializing in cancer and autoimmune disorder therapies, and Roche’s freshly extended $4.3
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Proteus Digital Health CEO Andrew Thompson Qin Chen | CNBC Proteus Digital Health has spent two decades trying to develop “smart pills” that can be used to tell a smartphone app whether patients have taken their medications. The technology was so promising that, three years ago, investors valued the company at $1.5 billion. But Proteus
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The New York State Department of Health shared photos of some of the products it found to contain vitamin E acetate, a key focus of the department’s investigation into potential causes of vaping-associated lung disease. Source: New York State Department of Health Dank Vapes was the most commonly used THC product among patients who developed
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Look, what “facts” are you going to believe, the ones you hear with your own ears or from Joe Biden‘s spin room? Biden and the Democratic presidential contender’s spokeswoman are denying — strongly — that he called a retired Iowa farmer “fat” at a campaign event Thursday. But audio clearly reveals otherwise. Biden’s team claims
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Andy Jassy, Amazon AWS  Source: CNBC Amazon‘s next big step in health care is with voice transcription technology that’s designed to allow doctors to spend more time with patients and less time at the computer. At Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference on Tuesday, the company is launching a service called Amazon Transcribe Medical, which transcribes
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Omada Health’s product and clinical heads discussing ideas. Omada Health When Carolyn Jasik recruits doctors to work at Omada Health, where she’s the chief medical officer, she has product developers vet the top candidates to make sure they’re the right fit. Jasik, a trained physician, has seen numerous well-funded companies in digital health struggle, in
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Source: Outdoor Voices More than 85% of Americans are expected to make purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend, either online or in their local mall, according to a recent poll. To capture their attention, even the most coveted and popular brands are offering deals. Some are kicking off their promotions early, hoping to lure shoppers who
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Science Photo Library – ROGER HARRIS | Brand X Pictures | Getty Images Cancer patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke with 10% of all cancer patients dying from cardiovascular problems, not cancer, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. For some cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrial
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