Tag: Health

Telemedical startup Cara Care raises $7 million to treat digestive symptoms

It’s estimated that annually, gastrointestinal diseases expenditures in the U.S. total $136 billion, exceeding the nation’s yearly spending on heart disease ($113 billion), trauma ($103 billion), and mental health ($99 billion). And gut ailments affect an estimated 60 to 70 million Americans each year, resulting in over 4 million hospitalizations, 72 million ambulatory care visits, […]

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Lamar Odom Discusses Ketamine Use For Addiction And Depression

[embedded content] Share This Video In 2015, Lamar Odom was the most googled person in the world. Not for his basketball skills, but for his personal life — especially his struggle with addiction, which almost led to his death. On a recent episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, he told host Kweli that at […]

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Neurotrack raises $21 million to detect and track dementia

Neurotrack, a Redwood City-based startup developing cognitive tests that can detect impairments in the hippocampus, the first structure in the brain to be affected by Alzheimer’s, today announced that it’s raised $21 million in series C financing led by by Khosla Ventures, with participation from strategic investors Sozo Ventures, Japanese insurance providers Dai-ichi Life and […]

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Affordable Care Act Reduces Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Report

Photo: Getty Images It turns out the Affordable Care Act may have acted to make care affordable and accessible to black folks. According to new research, the law has been linked to a reduction in racial disparities in the care of cancer patients and to earlier diagnoses and treatment for ovarian cancer, according to the […]

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Twitter Rages About A Family Having To DIY Vital Medical Equipment For Their Toddler

Something seems to be fundamentally broken about the American healthcare system. My other job is in a drugstore, where we routinely field questions from patients attempting to superglue their own wounds shut instead of getting stitches or trying to figure out how many fisk tank antibiotic capsules to take for an infection. When people glue […]

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Kit Harington Checked Himself Into Rehab To ‘Work On Some Personal Issues’

Helen Sloan for HBO Despite the fact that Game of Thrones is over, the mania of its fandom has — for good and for ill — continued without any signs of slowing down. Oftentimes, the actors who have played some of the biggest roles in the series have faced the brunt of this mania. This […]

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