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Why Taiwan's Coronavirus Response Is Among The Best Globally

Why does Taiwan have less than 400 confirmed cases of Covid-19? Taiwan's experience with the 2003 SARS outbreak "helped many parts of the region react faster to the current coronavirus outbreak and take the danger more seriously than in other parts of the world," reports CNN, "both at a governmental and societal level, with border controls and the wearing of face masks quickly becoming routine as early as January in many areas." Their article also notes that Taiwan "has a world-class health ca...
Tags: China, Tech, Taiwan, Cnn, American Medical Association, Wang, Stanford Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Jason Wang, United States Italy Spain

Newsom Announces Coronavirus Testing Task Force, Website To Get Medical Supplies To Front Lines

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Governor Gavin Newsom announced in a press conference on Saturday the launch of a one-stop website designed to get medical supplies to the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus. The website – – will allow parties “to donate, sell or offer to manufacture 13 of the most essential medical supplies, including ventilators, N95 respirators and testing materials,” according to a press release from the governor’s office. Newsom said he is calling on indi...
Tags: California, California News, Sacramento, UC Davis, Gavin Newsom, Task Force, UC San Diego, Stanford Medicine, Newsom, Coronavirus

Alphabet’s Verily debuts a COVID-19 community testing toolkit as it scales its own testing efforts

While the origins of its coronavirus testing program were muddled by President Trump’s misleading announcements attributing its efforts to Google and inflating its scale, Alphabet’s Verily health sciences subsidiary has established and grown its community-based California testing initiative, deploying drive-up testing sites and ramping the number of tests completed from just over 1,200 last Wednesday to over 3,700 as of Saturday. The Verily team detailed its progress in a new blog post, an...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Science, California, Tech, Companies, X, President, Software Testing, Cnbc, Alphabet, Verily, San Francisco Bay Area, Trump, Stanford Medicine

Fakt oder fake: Welche Mythen über das Coronavirus sind wahr?

Travelers wearing face masks at Bogota’s El Dorado airport in :Bogota, Colombia, on March 12, 2020. President of Colombia Ivan Duque has declared on Thursday 12th a health emergency to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the measures include a restriction on large gatherings larger than 500 people and prison visits, football matches will proceed behind closed doors, suspension of transit and disembarking cruise ships. (Photo by Diego Cuevas/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Di...
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Humanwide program uses data-driven, integrated team approach to predict, prevent disease

A Stanford Medicine pilot program combining cutting-edge tools of biomedicine with a collaborative, team-based method, offers a new approach to personalized health care that captures the promise of Precision Health: to predict, prevent and treat disease based on the individual patient.
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Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries

A new study led by Stanford Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes of adult mortality, such as noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and transportation injuries. Little international assistance targets these noncommunicable diseases.
Tags: Stanford Medicine, Council on Foreign Relations

Bolt Bio Bags $54M for Drugs that Turn the Heat Up on “Cold” Tumors

In cancer lingo, “cold” tumors are cancers that the immune system doesn’t recognize or respond to, even when immune-stimulating drugs are given.Bolt Biotherapeutics is developing drugs intended to turn cold tumors—the majority of cancers—“hot” so that other immunotherapies can work, and has raised $54 million to support its research. The Redwood City, CA, startup says its goal is to unleash the immune system in patients for whom a class of cancer immunotherapies, called checkpoint inhibitors, a...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Cancer, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Vc, Venture Capital, Biotech, Stanford University, Life Sciences, Stanford Medicine, National blog main, San Francisco blog main, San Francisco top stories, Cancer Immunotherapy

Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants

A clinical trial to determine whether a smartwatch app that analyzes pulse-rate data can screen for a heart-rhythm disorder has enrolled more than 400,000 participants. Researchers at Stanford Medicine, in collaboration with Apple, launched the Apple Heart Study last November to determine whether a mobile app that uses the optical sensor on the Apple Watch to analyze pulse rate data can identify atrial fibrillation.
Tags: Apple, Stanford Medicine, Stanford Apple

It’s time to advocate for a new culture in medicine

The National Taskforce of Humanity in Healthcare recently published research showing physician burnout is impacting quality safety, and health care system performance — estimating that “costs for burnout-related turnover may be as high as $1.7B annually among hospital-employed physicians, and $17 billion across all U.S. physicians.” At Stanford Medicine, physician burnout costs at least $7.75M yearly. These numbers are staggering. Growing numbers of physicians are leaving medicine (surely impact...
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Stanford Medicine, Physician, National Taskforce of Humanity in Healthcare

Here are the 63 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 1

From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018 batch. A total of 63 companies took to the stage in front of a full audience at the Computer History Museum today in Mountain View to pitch on-off switches for organisms, laundry detergent subscription services, gymless gyms, lab-grown palm oil and sugary sugar substitutes. It felt like every other startup was trying to make us try vegan chicken nu...
Tags: Google, Python, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Supreme Court, Mexico, France, China, Nigeria, Africa, US, America, San Francisco, Tech

Stanford’s chief wellness officer aims to prevent physician burnout

Stanford Medicine hired Dr. Tait Shanafelt as chief wellness officer last year, not so much for the well-being of the patients — but of the physicians.
Tags: Health, Stanford, Stanford Medicine, Tait Shanafelt

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Baidu's AI algorithm improves cancer detection — Lyft offers free rides to cancer patients — Ascension bets on automation

Welcome to DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at: [email protected] m BAIDU APPLIES MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM TO CANCER DETECTION: Chinese tech giant Baidu has open-sourced a machine learning algorithm that more accurately detects tumors in pathology slides, the company ...
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Apple Watch shipments grow by double digits — Nokia settles on buyer for digital health business — Healthcare should mimic retail, CMS says

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at: [email protected] APPLE WATCH SHIPMENTS GROW BY DOUBLE DIGITS, SPEARHEADING APPLE’S HEALTH EFFORTS: Global shipments of the Apple Watch grew by double digits during...
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: FDA aims to expand digital health oversight — Fitbit, Google partner for health — American Well will buy Avizia

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at:   [email protected] FDA EXPANDS OVERSIGHT FOR AI, DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS IN HEALTHCARE: In an effort to catch up with rapid digital innovation in the healthcare indus...
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Wearables have a long way to go

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Fitness trackers are bad at monitoring the number of calories their users burn, a new Stanford Medicine study found. The study took 60 volunteers, gave them a variety of different fitness trackers to use while walking on treadmills and using fitness bikes. The researchers then used medical equipment to measure the number of calories the volunteers burned, and cross referenced it...
Tags: Apple, Stanford, Trends, Fda, Fitbit, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Stanford Medicine, Laurie Beaver, BI Intelligence, BI Intelligence Business Insider

Never forget a donor’s humanity

Back in September, an Inside Stanford Medicine article featured my first-year medical school class on our first day of anatomy. It spoke of learning anatomy and having the privilege to work on real donors’ bodies as a “rite of passage,” something all medical students must do to really discover the human body. We were all very excited, yet timid, on that first day of anatomy class, I remember. Afraid of cutting too deep or snipping something mistakenly, we proceeded with our first dissections ver...
Tags: Health, Education, Stanford Medicine, Medical School

Stanford researcher and colleagues announce master plan for better science

Nature Publishing Group has launched a new journal and its inaugural issue includes a 'manifesto for reproducible science' co-authored by Stanford Medicine's John Ioannidis.
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By Far, This Was the Most Important Thing I Learned at Stanford Medicine X...

I never get tired of watching planes take off, and the bigger they are, the better I like them. For instance, every time I see a 747 lift off the ground, I wonder what fabulous adventure awaits its passengers. I'm currently watching quite a few 747's and even a few A-380's jet off to the far corners of the earth. I'm sitting with my wife Stephanie in the Admiral's Club at the San Francisco International Airport. Technically, I shouldn't be watching them. We should be on a flight to Phoenix for t...
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Californians With Terminal Illness Now Have The Right To Die On Their Own Terms

California's new right-to-die law went into effect Thursday, allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives. "Simply having the option of medical aid in dying and the ability to shorten an unbearable dying process provides great peace of mind to terminally ill people and to their families," Stanford Medicine physician Catherine Sonquist Forest told reporters Wednesday.  Under the End of Life Option Act, which passed last year, terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six m...
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Jim Shockey Partners with Ripcord Travel Protection

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Expert in cancer immunotherapy joins Stanford Medicine faculty

Crystal Mackall will lead the university's efforts to translate basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancers. Crystal Mackall will lead Stanford's efforts to advance clinical trials of immune therapies for cancer.
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