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Expressable launches with millions for scalable speech therapy

Speaking isn’t simple for at least , so a new Austin-based startup is scaling a solution. Expressable is a digital speech therapy company that connects patients to speech language pathologists (SLP) via telehealth services and asynchronous support, and it has raised a new $4.5 million seed round. The early-stage startup is launching with an explicit focus on serving the approximately five million children in the United States that have a communication disorder. What might start as an occasional...
Tags: Health, TC, Tech, Austin, United States, Early Stage, Barbara, Nextview Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, SLP, NextView, Telehealth, Nicholas Barbara, Leanne Sherred Expressable, Zoom for Healthcare, Expressable


Fear of losing employer-sponsored health insurance keeps 1 in 6 workers in their jobs

One out of every six adult workers (16%) in the United States are staying in jobs they might otherwise leave out of fear of losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a new West Health-Gallup survey of more than 3,800 U.S. adults.
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Benefits of drug research are not being shared equitably among study participants, indicates study

A Yale-led study reveals that new medicines and vaccines approved for use in the United States are often unavailable in countries that hosted their clinical trials, suggesting that the benefits of drug research are not being shared equitably among populations that participate in testing.
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Australia news live update: new Covid rules in NSW as medical chief says ‘missing link’ in cases still unknown

Mask-wearing mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, as health authorities brace for more coronavirus cases due to the level of activity of a man in his 50s while infectious. Follow latest updatesFull report: authorities search for ‘missing link’ between traveller from US and positive Sydney manSydney restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend explainedSydney Covid hotspots: list of coronavirus exposure sites Sydney Roosters caught up in Covid scare 5.24am BS...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, India, US, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, South Australia


Novel pipeline identifies millions of molecular targets in SARS-CoV-2

Researchers in the United States have developed a novel pipeline for high-throughput, automated annotation of the genes, proteins and functional domains in the genome of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Prior MMR or Tdap vaccination may reduce risk of severe COVID-19

Researchers in the United States have shown that prior Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) or Tetanus-Diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccination may reduce the risk of severe outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Australia news live: NSW contact tracers scramble to contain spread following local Covid case in Sydney’s east

Health authorities are expecting more cases due to the level of activity of the man while potentially infectious. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid case: man tests positive in SydneyNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsTweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’ 11.16pm BST The Queensland police service blocked academic research seeking to scrutinise its response to domestic violence cases and the attitudes of officers – sending rejection letters that denied ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, World Health Organization, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, South Australia, South Australian politics


Peloton apologizes, agrees to treadmill recall

Peloton today announced that it will be cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), agreeing to two voluntary treadmill recalls for the Tread+ and Tread versions of its home treadmill system. Those who have purchased the systems can contact the connected fitness company for a refund. The company has also agreed to stop selling and distributing both models in the U.S. Last month, CEO John Foley said the company was “troubled” by the CPSC’s decision to go public with its f...
Tags: Health, Hardware, Tech, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Canada, United States, Commission, Treadmill, Foley, U S Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC, John Foley, CPSC, U S Consumer Product Safety Commission, Peloton, Peloton Tread, Tread


This startup wants to bring clarity to the complex world of IVF

About 180 million people globally suffer from infertility. In the United States, one in eight families have trouble conceiving. The statistics are only getting worse, as male infertility and miscarriages continue to increase. Alife Health, a San Francisco-based startup founded by Paxton Maeder-York, thinks it can help. The startup wants to use artificial intelligence to increase fertility outcomes. Specifically, it wants to optimize in vitro fertilization, a fertility treatment that requires a s...
Tags: Health, TC, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Anne Wojcicki, Johnson Johnson, Amira Yahyaoui, Mojo, Shakir, Lux Capital, Fred Moll, Auris Health, Deena Shakir, Springbank Collective


Pan-COVID-19 vaccine protects mice against SARS-CoV-2 variants

Researchers in the United States have identified short peptide sequences in the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that are immunogenic in a mouse model and may provide protection against viral variants.
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IAC’s NurseFly rebrands to Vivian Health as it expands its healthcare jobs marketplace

NurseFly, the healthcare jobs marketplace owned by IAC, has rebranded to Vivian Health as it expands its range of services. Originally launched for traveling nurses (or nurses willing to travel for short-term positions), Vivian Health now includes listings for permanent positions, per diem shifts and local openings. It also added employer reviews and a pay database that uses information gathered from the 1.7 million jobs that have come through its system. Founded in 2017, NurseFly was acquired b...
Tags: Health, TC, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Nursing, IAC, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, Bhakta, NurseFly, Vivian Health, Parth Bhakta, Vivian Heath


India Surpasses 20 Million Covid-19 Cases as Biden Stays Silent on Vaccine IP Waivers

India surpassed 20 million covid-19 cases on Tuesday, becoming only the second country in the world after the United States to reach that dark milestone. And to make matters worse, experts pretty uniformly agree it’s a vast undercount of the real crisis, which has left at least 222,408 people dead in the country since…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, India, Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences


Monoclonal antibody neutralizes all SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Researchers in Canada and the United States have identified a monoclonal antibody that potently neutralizes variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent responsible for the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVIdD-19) pandemic.
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Researchers demonstrate real-world effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers in the United States and India have conducted a study demonstrating the real-world effectiveness of a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Ad26.COV2.S vaccine at preventing infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Tags: Health, India, United States, Johnson, Johnson Johnson


Study provides the most comprehensive look yet on COVID-19 hospital mortality

A new study of hospital deaths in the United States, published today in JAMA Network Open, is the most comprehensive look yet at changes in hospital mortality during the pandemic.
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Social math is key to J&J vaccine hesitancy

United States health officials have lifted the 10-day pause of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine. This pause dealt a devastating blow to the nationwide vaccination effort. The seven-day moving average of vaccinations in the U.S. peaked right before the pause, and has been trending downward. Fear of developing blood clots is adding to vaccine hesitancy. Moving forward, how can […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, United States, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Johnson Johnson J J COVID


SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are detectable up to a year after infection, finds study

A team of scientists from the United States has recently investigated the robustness and durability of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Their findings reveal that COVID-19 patients exhibit a strong anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody response for up to 1 year and that the robustness of antibody response depends on the patient’s age and disease severity.
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Study estimates true number of COVID-19 deaths by U.S. county

Every country has been affected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that has spawned a pandemic. For several factors, the United States has been hit hard by the number of coronavirus cases and death. The country currently leads the world with over 32.4 million infections and more than 577,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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Live "attenuated" influenza virus vaccine protects animals against respiratory infections, including SARS-CoV-2

Researchers in the United States and Austria have demonstrated the potential of a modified influenza virus as a vaccine to protect against viral respiratory pathogens, including the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Previously infected vaccinees broadly neutralize SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study demonstrating the effectiveness of first-generation vaccines at protecting against variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals who have previously been infected with the virus.
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More dangerous COVID-19 variants spread as vaccines remains scarce abroad

You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the United States, more than 43% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, Europe is opening its arms to fully vaccinated visitors and the pandemic seems t...
Tags: Health, Europe, Elsa, News, Mexico, China, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Canada, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya


FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars

(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ban menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, including menthol flavor, within the next year, according to an agency announcement Thursday. The aim is to “significantly reduce disease and death” from using these two products. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Banning menthol—the last allowable flavor—in cigarettes and ban...
Tags: Health, Congress, Cdc, United States, Fda, Cigarettes, Johnson, Naacp, US Food and Drug Administration, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Zeller, Derrick Johnson, US Department of Health and Human Services, Mitch Zeller, National Medical Association


The health data transparency movement is birthing a new generation of startups

Ariel Katz Contributor Share on Twitter Ariel Katz is the founder and CEO of H1, a global healthcare platform that helps life sciences companies, hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems connect with providers, find clinical research, locate industry experts and benchmark their organization. In the early 2000s, Jeff Bezos gave a seminal TED Talk titled “The Electricity Metaphor for the Web’s Future.” In it, he ar...
Tags: Health, Startups, Column, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Machine Learning, Jeff Bezos, Drug Discovery, Health Systems, Healthcare Data, Ariel Katz, EC Consumer Health


"COVID-19 diarrhea" depends on inflammatory response that is part of the disease

Researchers in the United States have provided important insights into the pathophysiology of diarrhea that occurs in some cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Former Pasadena resident suffering from long-term case of COVID-19 in Philippines

By all accounts, former Pasadena resident Chris Burns was always full of energy. “Chris is an unstoppable force of nature,” said Laurent Malaquais, a friend of Burns who worked with him in the film industry. “I remember we would be on shoots and he would go 14, 15 hours, like he would just go nonstop.” Now, Burns lives in the Philippines and he’s directing all of his effort to fighting for his life against COVID-19. The American expatriate is a COVID “long-hauler” – a person who has fought the d...
Tags: Health, Asia, News, California, Government, Michael Bay, Sport, Soccer, United States, Philippines, Community, Philadelphia, Pasadena, Chris, Bay Area, Manila


Fasting can reduce hypertension by reshaping the composition of gut microbiota

Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, a condition that raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the U. S.
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One new case, two issues of appellate procedure

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. A lot of movement on the relist front this week. The court granted review in relisted cases involving the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution, summarily overturned a court of appeals decision in a relisted habeas case for the second time in a month, and denied leave to file an “original jurisdiction” lawsuit between two st...
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Healthcare is the next wave of data liberation

David Jegen Contributor Share on Twitter David Jegen is a managing partner of F-Prime Capital’s Technology Fund and co-founder of FinTech Sandbox. More posts by this contributor The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded Carl Byers Contributor Share on Twitter Carl Byers is a Partner at F-Prime Capital. He teaches finance...
Tags: Health, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Information Technology, United States, Harvard University, Healthcare, Healthcare Technology, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Information Technology for Economic, Athenahealth, Carl Byers, David Jegen, Quovo, Healthcare Data


Biden proposes ARPA-H, a health research agency to ‘end cancer’ modeled after DARPA

In a joint address to Congress last night, President Biden updated the nation on vaccination efforts and outlined his administration’s ambitious goals. Biden’s first 100 days have been characterized by sweeping legislative packages that could lift millions of Americans out of poverty and slow the clock on the climate crisis, but during his first joint address to Congress, the president highlighted another smaller plan that’s no less ambitious: to “end cancer as we know it.” “I can think of ...
Tags: Health, TC, Congress, Government, White House, Cancer, Tech, Joe Biden, Diabetes, United States, President, Darpa, Silicon Valley, National Institutes of Health, Biden, Nih


4 Of The Best Ways to Help You Cope with Anxiety

Dealing with anxiety is not an easy task. This is the second most common mental disorder among people in the United States. Feelings of worry, fear, and apprehension can be understood as anxiety. This can seriously affect you on many levels such as cognitive, physical, and emotional areas. It can even induce a trail of disturbing and negative thoughts. It has the potential to overwhelm you and to disturb your life. It is important to manage your daily levels so that it does not turn into a sev...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Men's Health, Anxiety, United States, Jazz



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