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Healios raises $10M to scale its mental health platform for children scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic

Heaven knows what will happen to the mental health of children who’ve gone through this past year but if there’s one thing we need right now it’s mental health provision for young people that can scale. And as much as some of us can’t bear the thought of another video call, a UK startup reckons it’s come up with the magic formula for online therapy for children. Now, Healios has raised a £7 million ($10M) Series A round to expand its platform across the UK. If the roll-out is successful, the sta...
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Autism, NHS, United Kingdom, Healthcare, National Health Service, Services, Machine Learning


Precipio extends 2-day gain to 404% following launch of the company's COVID-19 test on Amazon

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Precipio shares jumped by more than 400% during a rally that extended for a second day on Tuesday. The surge came after the company's COVID-19 antibody test started selling on Amazon. The 20-minute test was the first of its kind in the US to win FDA approval for emergency use. See more stories on Insider's business page. Precipio stock rocketed higher for a second session on Tuesday, with a fivefold surge in the price ignited after the specialty diagn...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Markets, Food And Drug Administration, Stocks, Fda, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Palo Alto California, Carla Mozee, Coronavirus, COVID, Antibody Test, COVID-19 test, MI Exclusive


Targeting microbiome can help treat malnourished children

30 million children worldwide suffer from moderate acute malnutrition. Lifelong problems from undernourishment include increased risks of diabetes and heart problems.New research shows that targeting the microbiome could help malnourished children grow up healthy.According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, an estimated 815 million people — nearly 11 percent of the global population — suffer from chronic undernourishment. While the predominant number of them live in poor c...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Children, Poverty, Medical Research, Innovation, Health Care, Derek, Dhaka Bangladesh, Mirpur, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Human body, MDCF


Peacock Adds ‘The Office’ Extended Superfan Episodes for the First Season

This year, Peacock got a huge boost of subscribers when it became the exclusive streaming home of The Office, the most streamed show of 2020. But the NBCUniversal streaming service knew they had to offer something a little more to entice some fans to follow the series instead of just buying it for themselves, so they made “Superfan Episodes” available. These extended cuts of episodes offer footage that was not widely seen and in some cases never even aired. Now, the selection has just grown. ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Office, Netflix, The Office, Health Care, Michael, Don, Jim, Alliance, Peacock, Dunder Mifflin They


What to Do When Your Child Is Terrified of the Dentist

As we emerge from our pandemic cocoons and begin catching up on all the things we either purposefully put off or simply couldn’t fathom attempting over the past year, we may come to the realization that it’s been way too long since a dentist has seen the inside of our kid’s mouth. Whether they’ve got their first-ever…Read more...
Tags: Health, Dentist, Health Care, Lifehacks, Dentistry, Phobias, Wade, Pediatric Dentistry, Health Sciences


We're creating pigs with human immune systems to study illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires all new medicines to be tested in animals before use in people. Pigs make better medical research subjects than mice, because they are closer to humans in size, physiology and genetic makeup. In recent years, our team at Iowa State University has found a way to make pigs an even closer stand-in for humans. We have successfully transferred components of the human immune system into pigs that lack a functional immune system. This breakthrough has the ...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, National Institutes of Health, Health Care, Committee, U S Food and Drug Administration, Iowa State, Ames Iowa, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Jason Ross, Human body, Jack Dekkers, Raymond Rowland


Nuance jumps 31% on news Microsoft will acquire the AI software maker for $19.7 billion

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Nuance Communications shares shot up 30% early Monday on reports ahead of Microsofts announcement of a $19.7 billion buyout deal. Microsoft plans to buy the speech-recognition software maker for $56 a share and the deal will include Nuance's net debt. Nuance shares were halted ahead of Monday's regular trading session. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nuance Communications shares surged 31% early Monday on reports ahead of an offic...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Siri, Tech, Markets, Bloomberg, Software, Deal, Stocks, Health Care, Buyout, Nuance, Microsoft Microsoft, Nuance Communications, Mark Benjamin, Carla Mozee


Nuance leaps 18% on Microsoft's deal to acquire the AI speech-technology software maker

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Nuance Communications shares shot up 18% on Monday on a deal by Microsoft to buy the company in a $19.7 billion deal. Microsoft plans to buy the speech-recognition software maker for $56 a share and the deal will include Nuance's net debt. Microsoft shares were slightly higher as the new trading week got underway. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nuance Communications shares surged 18% during Monday's session following a deal under...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Siri, Tech, Markets, Bloomberg, Software, Deal, Stocks, Health Care, Buyout, Nuance, Wedbush, Nuance Communications, Mark Benjamin


It turns out, not all sitting is bad for you

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a number of new behaviours into daily routines, like physical distancing, mask-wearing and hand sanitizing. Meanwhile, many old behaviours such as attending events, eating out and seeing friends have been put on hold. However, one old behaviour that has persisted, and has arguably been amplified due to COVID-19, is sitting — and it is not surprising to see why. Whether sitting during transportation, work, screen time or even meals, everyday environments and a...
Tags: Health, Work, Medicine, Innovation, Health Care, Human body, Harry Prapavessis


Doctors are criticizing SNL for unfairly stereotyping Black people and vaccine hesitancy

SNL aired a skit on April 3 that portrayed hesitancy of the COVID-19 vaccine among Black people with little context, doctors said. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Healthcare workers said SNL inaccurately portrayed vaccine hesitancy in Black communities. In a skit, 4 Black game show contestants turned down the COVID vaccine, even with cash incentives. Critics said the skit did not address the lack of vaccine access and historical racism in healthcare See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Entertainment, US, Trends, Walmart, Racism, Healthcare, Health Care, Vaccine, Johnson, Inequality, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cvs, Black, Thompson


Why the capitalist market model destroys the safeguards of some professions

The young doctor was desperate. 'I need to talk to my patients,' she said, 'and give them time to ask questions." "Some of them are foreign-born and struggle with the language, and all of them are in distress! But I hardly have the time to explain the essentials to them. There's all the paperwork, and we're constantly understaffed.'Such grievances have become sadly familiar – not only in medicine, but also in education and care-work. Even in more commercial environments, you're liable to hear si...
Tags: Germany, Economics, Public Health, Capitalism, Innovation, Health Care, Consumerism, William Sullivan, Onora O Neill, Wendy Brown, Elijah Millgram, Albert Dzur, New Public Management, Bernardo Zacka, Lisa HerzogThis


Does CBD Really Work for Pain?

Products containing CBD are often marketed for pain relief, but there’s no solid evidence that they actually do anything. In fact, the FDA recently issued warning letters to two companies that explicitly make CBD products intended to provide pain relief.Read more...
Tags: Drugs, Cannabis, Fda, Health Care, Lifehacks, Medicinal Plants, Cannabidiol, Medical Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Branches Of Biology, Euphoriants, Health Medical Pharma, Entheogens, Antiemetics, Appetite Stimulants


How to Earn $1,500 Reviewing Skincare Products

Skincare products can be hit-or-miss. A quick Google search will reveal plenty of negative reviews for “cult favorites” that supposedly work for everyone (but obviously don’t, because there are so many different skin types). Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Health Care, Lifehacks, Skin Care, Lotion, Cosmetics, Health Sciences, K Beauty


As we approach death, our dreams offer comfort and reconciliation

One of the most devastating elements of the coronavirus pandemic has been the inability to personally care for loved ones who have fallen ill. Again and again, grieving relatives have testified to how much more devastating their loved one's death was because they were unable to hold their family member's hand—to provide a familiar and comforting presence in their final days and hours. Some had to say their final goodbyes through smartphone screens held by a medical provider. Others resorted to u...
Tags: Psychology, Death, Brain, Innovation, Health Care, Mind, Kristen, Joan, Robert, Mary, Kerr, Jessica, Lisa, Barbara, Michel de Montaigne, Christopher Kerr


​These light-emitting "smart" tattoos could act as medical monitors

Researchers at UCL and IIT have created a temporary tattoo that contains the same OLED technology that is used in TVs and smartphones.This technology has already been successfully applied to various materials including glass, food items, plastic, and paper packaging. This advance in technology isn't just about aesthetics. "In healthcare, they could emit light when there is a change in a patient's condition - or, if the tattoo was turned the other way into the skin, they could potentially be comb...
Tags: Health, Design, Technology, Sports, Data, Innovation, Machine Learning, Health Care, Ucl, Prosthetics, Product Design, IIT, Human body, IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Franco Cacialli, UCL Scientists at University College London UCL


Why Language Matters When Communicating About COVID-19 Vaccinations

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the country, the words that communicators use might influence public willingness to be vaccinated, a new study from nonprofit insurer EmblemHealth has found. In surveys, consumers generally understood that “vaccination” is a process intended to produce immunity to a disease or virus, whereas “immunizations” provide that protection, in both cases through the formation of antibodies. In medical contexts, EmblemHealth found, the public generally unde...
Tags: Pr, Walgreens, Health Care, Communications, Cvs, Black, Thought Leadership, PRSA, John Elsasser, EmblemHealth, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kimberly Lauersdorf, Across Black


Eight women at the forefront of the world’s COVID-19 response

The gender gap persists, as only 33% of the world's researchers are women.Here are just some of the women making lasting contributions in the fight against COVID-19.They include Dr Özlem Türeci, co-founder of BioNTech, which helped produce the first vaccine.Women across the world have made an enormous contribution to the global efforts to tackle COVID-19. Not only do women make up 70% of the world's health workers and first responders, women in STEM fields have been leading research into the vir...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Indonesia, Germany, India, Time, Virus, Afghanistan, Unesco, Innovation, West Africa, Kenya, World Health Organization, Un, Health Care


Toward a disease-sniffing device that rivals a dog’s nose

Numerous studies have shown that trained dogs can detect many kinds of disease — including lung, breast, ovarian, bladder, and prostate cancers, and possibly Covid-19 — simply through smell. In some cases, involving prostate cancer for example, the dogs had a 99 percent success rate in detecting the disease by sniffing patients' urine samples.But it takes time to train such dogs, and their availability and time is limited. Scientists have been hunting for ways of automating the amazing olfactor...
Tags: Health, Animals, Mit, Medical Research, Harvard University, Innovation, Darpa, Disease, Health Care, Medical Detection Dogs, Andreas Mershin, Mershin, COVID, Claire Guest of Medical Detection Dogs, U K Research Scientist


Why Men Resist Going to Therapy, And Why We Shouldn't

Men get depressed, suffer anxiety, and battle suicidal thoughts and urges, yet are far less likely than women to seek therapy. While women are more likely to consult with a therapist, men often downplay their bouts of mental anguish, and often go to extreme lengths to avoid tending to their psychological needs,…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Therapy, Health policy, Psychotherapy, Health Care, Lifehacks, Couples Therapy, Drug Discovery, Health Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, Justin Lioi, Solution Focused Brief Therapy


They don’t come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life

The majority of Americans are stressed, sleep-deprived and overweight and suffer from largely preventable lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Being overweight or obese contributes to the 50% of adults who suffer high blood pressure, 10% with diabetes and additional 35% with pre-diabetes. And the costs are unaffordable and growing. About 90% of the nearly $4 trillion Americans spend annually for health care in the U.S. is for chronic diseases and mental health ...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Public Health, Innovation, Health Care, Michael Parkinson, Human body, Harvard University CC BY NC Whole


Kim Kardashian’s BFF Has Released Her Own Skincare Line With Australian Cult Beauty Brand BodyBlendz

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Tags: Kim Kardashian, Medicine, Health Care, Lifehacks, Skin Care, Lotion, Toner, Exfoliation, Health Sciences


What agents should know about over-55 communities

As an agent, if you are advising buyers about these specialized communities, you have to make sure they understand that they're not only purchasing a home but also a lifestyle. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Retirement, Lifestyle, Service, Radio, Agent, Health Care, Brokerage, Select, Gerard Splendore, 55-plus, Active Adult, Over 55, Over-55 communities, Senior Communities


Study: Personal anecdotes are more effective at bridging divides than facts

A new study has found that people are more likely to get respect from others in moral and political conversations when sharing personal experiences instead of facts.The research group conducted 15 separate experiments to test this theory in order to learn more about tolerance in specifically political arguments. The effectiveness of facts in these conversations (even when proven true) is unclear because facts themselves are now subject to doubt, especially surrounding controversial and polarizin...
Tags: Psychology, Health, News, Media, Guns, Youtube, United States, Innovation, Protests, Community, Emotions, Fox News, Health Care, Debate, Wharton School of Business, Global Issues


Were there "early warning signs" of COVID-19 on Twitter?

The first human cases of COVID-19 (subsequently named SARS-Cov-2) were first reported by officials in Wuhan City, China, in December 2019. The first cases of the virus in Europe were discovered at the end of January 2020.Although there were really no preventative measures that could have completely stopped the pandemic, a new study takes a retrospective look at the months preceding the rapid spread of this virus. Researchers suggest that, in a successive phase of the pandemic (or any pandemic), ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Media, Internet, China, Social Media, Computers, Medical Research, United States, Italy, Innovation, Statistics, Health Care, Illness, WHO World Health Organization, Human body


As it hits $100 million run rate, The Pill Club adds former Uber exec Liz Meyerdirk as CEO

Liz Meyerdirk made a name for herself at Uber as the Senior Director & Global Head of Business Development for the company’s Uber Eats business and she’s now turning her attention to women’s health as the new chief executive of The Pill Club. The move comes at a perilous time for the remote delivery of women’s healthcare as the Supreme Court has taken steps to limit the provision of sexual healthcare to women in recent months. “Women’s health care has never been more tested than right now,” Meye...
Tags: Health, TC, Uber, Supreme Court, Articles, Tech, Paypal, Healthcare, Contraception, Health Care, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, District Of Columbia, Birth Control, Medicaid, Uber Eats


Deborah Birx says there were 'definitely' COVID-19 deniers in the Trump White House

Dr. Deborah Birx. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx revealed that there were COVID-19 deniers in the Trump White House. "There were people who definitely believed that this was a hoax," she said. Birx said that she liked going on the road during the Trump administration because she wasn't "censured." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of former President Donald Trump's White House Coronavirus task force, said in a CBS interview ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Democrats, Cbs, Health Care, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Brennan, Trump White House, Margaret Brennan, Pandemic, Coronavirus


Ohio lawmaker who questioned the COVID-19 hygiene of Black Americans now leads legislative health committee

State Sen. Stephen Huffman (R-Ohio). AP Photo/Al Behrman, File An Ohio lawmaker who called Black Americans "colored" will lead a legislative health committee, according to the Associated Press. State Sen. Stephen Huffman, a medical doctor, questioned the hygiene practices of Black Americans. Huffman apologized and has sought to make amends for his statements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Ohio GOP lawmaker and doctor who last year described Black Americans as "colo...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Aclu, Ohio, Associated Press, Health Care, Biden, Cleveland, Implicit Bias, Black, Trump, Huffman


Spinal cord injury breakthrough makes paralyzed mice walk again

Researchers from Germany use a designer protein to treat spinal cord damage in mice.The procedure employs gene therapy to regenerate damaged nerve fibers that carry signals to and from the brain.The scientists aim to eventually apply the technique to humans. When spinal cord injuries result in paralysis, science hasn't so far been able to provide a way to repair the damage and reverse the condition. Now a team of researchers from Germany used a designer protein to help paralyzed mice to walk ag...
Tags: Health, Biology, Medicine, Germany, Medical Research, Innovation, Health Care, Fischer, Human body, Dietmar Fischer


Conversa Health expands its Series B round to $20M

Portland, Oregon-based Conversa Health, a virtual care and communication platform that helps health organizations stay in touch with their patients and customers, today announced that it has expanded its Series B funding round from $12 million to $20 million. The round is still co-led by Builders VC and Northwell Health’s venture arm Northwell Ventures. Additional investors include UH Ventures, the venture arm of University Hospitals and VC firms P5  Health Ventures, Epic Ventures, StartUp Hea...
Tags: Health, Startups, Oregon, Tech, Vc, Healthcare, Portland, Vaccination, Health Care, Portland Oregon, Series B, Epic Ventures, Northwell Health, Primary Care, Northwell Ventures, StartUp Health


4 lessons the US learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

As the US commences its early stages of COVID-19 vaccinations, Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, argues that now is not the time to relax. "There are lessons to be learned by systems like ours based upon our experience," says Dowling, adding that "we know what these lessons are, and we're working on them." The four major takeaways that Dowling has identified are that the United States was unprepared and slow to react, that we need a domestic supply chain so that we aren'...
Tags: Health, Science, Government, US, Virus, Policy, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Health Care, Manufacturing, Northwell Health, Dowling, Pandemic, Northwell, Michael Dowling