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What Parents Should Know About the New Peanut Allergy Treatment 0

What Parents Should Know About the New Peanut Allergy Treatment

Photo: Shutterstock Palforzia was recently approved by the FDA to treat peanut allergy, the first “drug” of its kind. (Palforzia’s active ingredient is actually peanut allergen, in very small doses, but since it’s marketed...

Why a Major Doctors’ Organization Has Endorsed Single-Payer Health Care 0

Why a Major Doctors’ Organization Has Endorsed Single-Payer Health Care

Photo: Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Anadolu Agency (Getty Images) More and more doctors are throwing their support behind plans in which the government would provide health insurance for many or all Americans. The American College of Physicians...

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed medical images 0

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed medical images

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed thousands of medical imaging files, such as X-rays, MRI scans, and ultrasounds. The Los Angeles-based healthcare startup allows doctors and medical staff to store medical images in its “secure environment,”...

Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out 0

Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out

There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that electrical stimulation applied to the brain can help improve memory and cognitive function. A recent study conducted by researchers from Boston University this year found that...

1-800 Contacts buys the at-home eye exam provider 6over6 Vision 0

1-800 Contacts buys the at-home eye exam provider 6over6 Vision

New developments in sensor technologies, computer vision and machine learning technologies are combining to drive medical diagnostics further into the home and the latest company to make a move to push services deeper into...

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Obvious Ventures makes CBD sporty with beam, which sells cannabis products to the GNC set

Athletes looking to take a break from all their worries over prescription painkillers and anyone who’s hankering to try out the new cannabinoid-based treatments for their conditions (without worrying about potentially getting dosed with...

Verily, Alphabet’s other money-making, non-Google business, partners with Color on genetic analysis 0

Verily, Alphabet’s other money-making, non-Google business, partners with Color on genetic analysis

Color Genomics, the genetics testing company, is partnering with Alphabet’s health technology focused subsidiary, Verily Life Sciences, to provide information from its genetic tests to the company’s Baseline Health Study participants. The emphasis from...

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With a new $20 million in funding, electronic stethoscope startup Eko wants to research your beating heart

It’s hard to compete against the Apple Watch or even an app on your phone when it comes to personal heart rate monitors these days. However, Eko, a startup best known for creating an...

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PagerDuty gets smarter with Intelligent Triage and Dashboards

PagerDuty, the service that helps everybody from startups to enterprises manage incidents when they inevitably arise, today announced the launch of two new features that both use the company’s machine learning smarts to help...

As it readies a test for vaping additives, cannabis testing company Cannalysis raises $22 million 0

As it readies a test for vaping additives, cannabis testing company Cannalysis raises $22 million

Cannalysis, a testing company for cannabis, has raised $22 million in a new round of financing as it prepares to bring a new test for vaping additives to the market. The test, which the...

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