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NOCD raised $33 million to bring OCD treatment online

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:More startup funding news, as we reported exclusively that NOCD has raised $33 million for its approach to online OCD treatment;Verily has a secret plan to disentangle itself from Google's technology as it looks toward the future;Our politics team looked at Congress' vaccine approach, where members of Congress decide whether to enact a mandate for staff. If you're new to this newsletter, ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, House, Healthcare, North Carolina, Delaware, Verily, Stephen Smith, Sen Richard Burr, Newsletters, Sen Chris Coons, nOCD, COVID


LAPD: Mother, daughter arrested after woman dies from unlicensed body augmentation procedure

A mother and daughter accused of performing unlicensed body augmentation procedures that caused the death of a woman in 2019 were arrested on suspicion of murder, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday, Sept. 21. Libby Adame, 51, and Alicia Galaz, 23, were arrested on Aug. 5 in the 5700 block of Baldwin Avenue in Riverside, the LAPD said in a press release. The two are accused of causing the Oct. 15, 2019, death of a woman through an “outlaw” procedure at a non-medical facility, police s...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, La, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Wyoming, Healthcare, Homicide, Lapd, Public Safety, Robert Durst, U S Food and Drug Administration, Riverside, Los Angeles Police Department


COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than the influenza pandemic of 1918-19

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski, treats a patient who has COVID-19 at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918-19 influenza pandemic did. The 1918-19 flu infected about 25% of Americans and killed an estimated 0.65%, with 675,000 deaths. COVID-19 has infected more than 12% of Americans and killed about 0.2%, with 676,000 deaths. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Associated Press, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jake Epstein, Ochsner Medical Center, Jefferson Parish Louisiana, Axios, Spanish Flu, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Apple is researching whether its iPhone could help detect depression, a report says

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple Apple is researching whether data from its iPhone could help detect depression, the WSJ reported. Scientists are studying sleep and typing data to try to detect patterns linked to health conditions, per the report. The project is early stage and may not lead to new features, sources said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple wants to know whether its devices could help detect depression early, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.It...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Dementia, Duke, Journal, WSJ, Ucla, Duke University, Biogen, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, Seabreeze


Meet the startups that are quietly powering the future of healthcare

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We mapped out a crop of startups that are providing the backbone for the future of healthcare;Xealth just raised $24 million for its approach to helping providers prescribe digital health tools;Chapter, a Peter Thiel-backed startup, wants to help older Americans enroll in Medicare.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey...
Tags: US, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Peter Thiel, Medicare, Telemedicine, Digital Health, Newsletters, Toby Talbot, Xealth, Advocate Aurora Health, Pitch Decks, Narya Capital, COVID, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer


A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time

A person receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A COVID-19 booster shot that may protect against multiple variants is being tested in humans. It uses new vaccine technology that self-replicates once injected in the muscle. The vaccine may need a lower dose than existing shots, potentially reducing side effects. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Booster, Afp, Boston Massachusetts, University of Manchester, Andrew Allen, Andrew Clarke, US National Institute of Health, Moderna


Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services Hack

Apparently, a nation-state hacked Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services. Not sure why Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services is of any interest to a nation-state, but that’s probably just my failure of imagination. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Uncategorized, Hacking, Healthcare, Leaks, Bruce Schneier, Cyberespionage, Alaska s Department of Health and Social Services


Photo shows Brazil's unvaccinated president eating pizza on a sidewalk in NYC, where unvaccinated people are barred from dining indoors

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (third from left) eating pizza on a New York City street. INSTAGRAM/ @GILSONMACHADONETO via Reuters Jair Bolsonaro, the only unvaccinated G20 leader, is in New York City for the UN General Assembly. Bolsonaro and his delegation were pictured eating pizza on a sidewalk on Sunday night. NYC currently bars unvaccinated diners from eating inside restaurants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has refused t...
Tags: Politics, NYC, New York City, Trends, Healthcare, Brazil, Bill De Blasio, Un, Coca Cola, York City, General Assembly, Reuters, UN General Assembly, New UK, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


Anti-vaxxers in Vancouver delayed an ambulance carrying someone bleeding out from getting to the hospital

Protestors hold banners during a protest against BC Vaccine Card outside Vancouver City Hall on September 13, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Starting September 13, by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A Vancouver paramedic said her team struggled to get a patient with an arterial bleed into the hospital. British Columbia Ambul...
Tags: International, Trends, Hospital, Canada, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vancouver, Ambulance, British Columbia, Columbia, Cbc, Vancouver British Columbia Canada, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver City Hall, Broadcasting Company CBC, Anti-vaccination


New rules addressing extreme heat could mean better air-conditioning and more breaks for millions of workers

An outdoor thermometer registers 103 degrees as Duke Lewton, left, and Kyle Jukes pause to wipe sweat while installing a fiber optic cable in Omaha, Neb., Monday, July 23, 2012. AP Photo/Nati Harnik As the climate has heated up, deaths from extreme temperatures have increased. A federal heat standard could require employers to provide more and better air conditioning. Biden's announcement comes after he was urged to act by unions and Democratic lawmakers. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Amazon, Weather, Politics, Labor, Climate Change, California, Oregon, Trends, Joe Biden, Employees, Healthcare, Ohio, Npr, Biden, Guatemala, Seattle


Period changes after COVID-19 vaccines were reported 27,000 times in 9 months, but experts say you should still get a shot

A person is given a COVID-19 vaccine by UK NHS staff during the first day of the Cornwall Pride LGBTQ+ festival on August 27, 2021 in Newquay, England. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The UK's medicines regulatory agency got 27,199 reports of menstrual-cycle changes after COVID-19 shots. An OB-GYN said pandemic-related stress could have caused some of these changes. People trying to get pregnant should get vaccinated or risk getting "seriously ill," another doctor said. See more stories on ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, Vaccine, Period, British Medical Journal, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, OB GYN, Maybin, Royal College of Obstetricians, MHRA


The COVID-19 pandemic caused deaths to outpace births in Alabama for the first time in history

Nurse Jesse Phelps, left, works on a COVID-19 patient as a family member looks on at East Alabama Medical Center in the intensive care unit Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Opelika, Ala. Julie Bennett/AP Photo The death rate in Alabama surpassed the birth rate for the first time last year, the state's top doctor said. The state recorded its highest death toll of all time, according to records dating back to 1900. A study conducted at the University of New Hampshire found 50 US states last y...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Alabama, Trends, Healthcare, HARRIS, University of New Hampshire, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, East Alabama Medical Center, Scott Harris, OPELIKA Ala, National Vital Statistics System, Julie Bennett, Connor Perrett


I can't get vaccinated because of an immigration loophole. I feel invisible - and constantly worry about falling seriously unwell or infecting others.

Mairead Finlay working in Madeira, the Portuguese island where she lives. Mairead Finlay British nationals in Portugal like Mairead Finlay had to change residency paperwork after Brexit. She has been unable to get vaccinated because she still hasn't been issued with a new permit. "As people embrace their new freedom, I feel invisible, stuck in an endless merry-go-round." See more stories on Insider's business page. I've been turned away from getting a COVID vaccine three times ...
Tags: UK, Trends, Eu, Healthcare, Portugal, Vaccination, British Embassy, Uae, Brexit, MADEIRA, Contributor, COVID-19, COVID, Contributor 2019, Contributor 2020, Freelancer UK


An FDA panel has backed limited use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:An expert panel on Friday recommended COVID-19 booster shots for older adults and those who are at higher risk of severe disease;How 2 doctors whipped up false hope that ivermectin is a 'miracle cure' for COVID-19;A CDC study found Moderna's vaccine protected the best against hospitalization.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected]
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder, Newsletters, Intermountain Healthcare, Broomfield Colorado, Moderna


9am.health launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

Founders like to create companies around what they know, and Frank Westermann and Anton Kittelberger know diabetes. They met and bonded over both having type 1 diabetes — Westermann was diagnosed over 25 years ago — and started the MySugr app for diabetes self-management in 2012 (they won a TC pitch-off back in 2011). Four years later, Westermann moved to the U.S. from Austria to introduce MySugr stateside before the company was acquired by Roche for $100 million in 2017. The pair moved on to th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Texas, Medicine, California, Funding, Tech, Diabetes, Hypertension, Austria, Vienna, United States, Healthcare


Fauci says Americans should stay away from COVID-19 booster shots until they're eligible

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House Medical Advisor. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Dr. Fauci says that people should not get booster shots until they are eligible. Some people have been seeking the third shot before the official sign-off. The Biden administration had planned to roll out boosters this week, but failed to get CDC and FDA backing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised people against getting COVID-19 booster shots before they are officiall...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, World Health Organization, Fda, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Booster


Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and likely to work in younger children, and it's planning to ask for permission to use it in kids as young as 5

A group of kids elbow-bumping their tennis instructor after practice. Marko Geber/Getty Images Pfizer said its coronavirus vaccine is safe and likely to be effective in younger children. The pharmaceutical giant plans to soon apply for an expanded OK that includes 5- to 11-year-olds. The two-dose shot is already OK'd for people 12 years and older. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was safe and generated a promising immune response ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus, COVID


If Mississippi were a country, it'd have reported the world's 2nd-most COVID-19 deaths per capita, but Gov. Tate Reeves won't say how he plans to fix it

Gov. Tate Reeves in Jackson, Mississippi, on June 30, 2020. ROGELIO V. SOLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images One in 320 Mississippians is known to have died from COVID-19, the highest rate in the US. Gov. Tate Reeves dodged the CNN host Jake Tapper's questions on whether he had ideas to address it. Reeves said the state had already seen reported cases dropping recently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Tate Reeves downplayed Mississippi's COVID-19 death toll Sunday ...
Tags: Mississippi, Congress, Kentucky, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Healthcare, Peru, Associated Press, Reeves, Jake Tapper, Dobbs, Tapper


Students face anxiety and stress over COVID-19, and fierce battles over school mask mandates fuel the turmoil, experts say

Some teachers are being offered retention bonuses during the pandemic. Javier Zayas Photography Mask mandates at schools have been a political flashpoint across the US in recent months. Meanwhile, students are exhibiting stress relating to risks of catching COVID-19, experts say. Students and mental health counselors are warning of the effects on young people's mental wellness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since the school year began, 16-year-old Brandon Perkins has...
Tags: News, Students, Education, US, Trends, Mental Health, United States, New Jersey, Healthcare, Delta, Schools, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Perkins


Texas megachurch preacher and Trump devotee says there is no 'credible religious argument' against COVID-19 vaccines

Pastor Robert Jeffress participates in the Celebrate Freedom Rally with then-President Donald Trump on July 1, 2017. Olivier Douliery-Pool via Getty Images A preacher at a Texas megachurch is refusing to offer his congregation religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. He told the Associated Press that there is no "credible religious argument" for turning down a shot. Religious exemption letters are becoming more widely used as a "loophole" to avoid vaccine mandates, the AP said. S...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Religious Freedom, News, Washington Post, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, News UK, Dallas, Jesus, Associated Press, Catholic, Donald Trump


A doctor in Texas says he broke the law and performed an abortion: 'I can't just sit back and watch us return to 1972'

Protesters hold up signs at a protest against Texas' new abortion law outside the state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images A new law took effect in Texas this month banning all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Dr. Alan Braid said in a Washington Post op-ed that he performed an abortion past that limit anyways. "I acted because I had a duty of care to this patient, as I do for all patients," he wrote. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Doctor, Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Trends, Austin, Healthcare, Abortion, The Washington Post, San Antonio, OB GYN, Braid, Sergio Flores Getty, Kelsey Vlamis, Texas Abortion Ban, Alan Braid


West Virginia governor says the state will have to 'keep lining the body bags up' if COVID-19 vaccination rates don't improve

In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice celebrates his reelection at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice warned the state to brace for more COVID-related deaths if vaccination numbers increase. The state has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases and a deceleration in vaccination rates since July. The governor said he doesn't want to mandate vaccines for employees, saying getting the vaccine ...
Tags: Politics, Justice, Cdc, West Virginia, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Jim Justice, White Sulphur Springs W Va, Greenbrier Resort, West Virginia Department of Health, COVID, weekend BI US, Delta variant


A meteorologist was fired from his TV station after 33 years at the job because he refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Karl Bohnak, a meteorologist who spent 33 years at NBC affiliate WLUC, has been fired. He said the television station fired him because he refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine. "I have authority over my body," Bohnak wrote in a Facebook post announcing his termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. A meteorologist who spent more than 30 years working at a Michigan TV station has been fired after he refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine. E...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Atlanta, Healthcare, Michigan, Vaccine, Biden, Gray Television, Frederic J Brown, WLUC, Coronavirus


The FDA's expert panel backs COVID-19 booster shots for adults 65 and older and those at highest risk of severe disease

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters An expert panel recommended that the FDA authorize booster shots for older and vulnerable adults. The doctors and health experts who advise the FDA say data suggests younger people are still well protected. The panel vote down a proposal to make boosters available to everyone 16 and older. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel advising the Food...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Committee


Southern California adds 68,200 jobs in August — fastest hiring in 4 months

Southern California bosses added 68,200 jobs in August — the biggest hiring spree in four months — despite a resurgent coronavirus. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with state job figures released Friday, found bosses had 7.36 million employees last month in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. This staffing level was up 0.9% in a month and 6.7% in a year, according to a survey of employers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Here are the highl...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, Housing, US, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Healthcare, Starbucks, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Lax, Los Angeles County


'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


Grab your free Disrupt Expo Pass to access these breakout sessions at Disrupt next week

As we get closer to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021, the list of our special breakout sessions just gets bigger and better. The wide range of tech startups is on full display in these sessions hosted by our partners. What’s more, these smaller, interactive gatherings pack a lot of advice, insight and value — with plenty of time to get answers to your pressing questions. A note from the home office: Get a free Expo Pass to access all of these session and more for a limited time here. Here’s the latest ro...
Tags: Google, TC, Japan, Tech, CIO, Taiwan, Netflix, Ford, Healthcare, Cern, Dell, Lenovo, CVC, Marcelo, Unbabel, Upwork


SUR DE CALIFORNIA: Iniciativa y nueva ley podrían impulsar atención médica para personas sin hogar

En enero, los equipos médicos en el sur de California intensificarán el tratamiento de las personas mayores que luchan contra la falta de vivienda, con la esperanza de que la expansión de dicha medicina callejera resulte en más atención médica, a menor costo, para los que no tienen vivienda en la región. Llamada Healthcare In Action, y respaldada por la aseguradora de salud con sede en Long Beach SCAN Group, la iniciativa funcionará de manera muy similar a los planes Medicare Advantage existente...
Tags: California, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Gavin Newsom, Medicare Advantage, Feldman, Medi Cal, Hochman, Brett Feldman, Michael Hochman, Principales Noticias, Llamada Healthcare


Moderna's vaccine offers better protection against COVID-19 hospitalization than Pfizer or J&J, new CDC study finds

Olivia Parsons, 22, a neuroscience major at the University of Colorado Boulder, left, gets her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Dr. Laird Wolfe. Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect better against hospitalization than other US-authorized shots. Moderna's shot lowered the risk of hospitalization by 93%, a new CDC report found. Pfizer's shot lowered that risk by 88%, whereas Johnson & Johnson's shot lowered it by 71%. See more...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Minnesota, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mayo Clinic, Afp, Boston Massachusetts


Mission Viejo nurse, 71, worked through pandemic, died of COVID-19

They met in 1968, at the Leaky Tiki near Sacramento. She was nursing a single Coke with a friend because they only had a quarter between them. He was in the Air Force, there to see a friend play drums in a rock ‘n’ roll band. Turned out, they both loved to dance. Barbara and Steve Darke on their wedding day in 1970. (Courtesy Steve Darke) Barbara Greene and Steve Darke married in 1970 and had a tiny wedding in Anaheim that cost all of $500 —  dress included. They bought a house in Irvine, h...
Tags: News, Sacramento, Sport, Hospital, Soccer, Obituaries, Healthcare, God, Air Force, Anaheim, Ferrer, Barbara, Irvine, Lake Forest, LA County, Mount Hermon