Tag: Healthcare

How Anti-Aging Hackers May Advance Serious Science

The quest for immortality, or at least delayed mortality, is in full swing, with billions going into antiaging tech such as stem cell and genetic therapies. But there are also several cheap, accessible venues for people who want to take a crack at extending their lives. They include off-label use of generic drugs such as […]

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Science journal retracts peer-reviewed article containing AI generated ‘nonsensical’ images

An open access scientific journal, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, was openly criticized and mocked by researchers on social media this week after they observed the publication had recently put up an article including imagery with gibberish descriptions and diagrams of anatomically incorrect mammalian testicles and sperm cells, which bore signs of being created […]

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Zylon launches to take away the pain of generative AI adoption for SMBs

The second full year of the generative AI era began in November 2023, but surveys show most enterprises are still just getting a handle on how they want to deploy the technology — and which models and applications to use. For those who are still in that exploratory phase — especially those businesses that are […]

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UK Government Secretly Shuts Down NHS Pride Programme

UK Government Secretly Shuts Down NHS Pride Programme The NHS Rainbow Badge scheme has been adopted by hundreds of hospitals and hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers. February 9, 2024, 11:06am Share Tweet Snap The LGBTQ diversity programme run by England’s National Health Service (NHS) is being shut down, VICE News can reveal. The NHS […]

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Atropos Health partners with Google Cloud to rapidly generate insights from healthcare data using AI

Atropos Health, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based healthcare startup, announced a new partnership with Google Cloud today. The collaboration allows Atropos to optimize its Generative Evidence Acceleration Operating System (GENEVA OS) to work with Google Cloud’s healthcare data tools.   “Google Cloud’s real time capabilities align perfectly with our delivery model to the clinicians and researchers who […]

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Nabla, the AI copilot for doctors, nets $24M to transform medical consultations

Join leaders in San Francisco on January 10 for an exclusive night of networking, insights, and conversation. Request an invite here. Nabla, a French startup building an AI copilot to accelerate how doctors work with patients, today announced it has raised $24 million in a series B round of funding. The investment comes from Cathay […]

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Safe AI for healthcare: Providers pursue ‘once-in-a-generation’ benefits of large-scale models

Are you ready to bring more awareness to your brand? Consider becoming a sponsor for The AI Impact Tour. Learn more about the opportunities here. Following Google, OpenAI and 13 other AI companies, leading healthcare entities have agreed to sign the Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s voluntary commitments for the safe, secure and trustworthy development and use of […]

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How this CEO Built A Top 50 Pharma Company Focusing On Culture Day 1

For a company to successfully create new and life-changing therapeutics for people, it must begin by establishing its own people-first and mission-driven culture. That’s the premise Bruce Cozadd set out to test when he co-founded Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NDAQ: JAZZ) in 2003. Jazz began its life like many other biotech startups, focused on creating therapeutics for […]

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CVS To Rebrand Growing Health Services As ‘CVS Healthspire’

CVS Health chief executive officer Karen S. Lynch speaks Monday, Dec. 4th at The Jazz at Lincoln … [+] Center in New York. Lynch said CVS Health is rebranding its healthcare services operations under a new name, “CVS Healthspire,” as the company expands deeper into the provision of medical care services. Jamel Toppin CVS Health […]

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This Is The Only Way To Save Healthcare In The U.S.

Why do healthcare costs keep rising? Because, unlike other markets, the consumer—that is, the patient—is not in charge. Third parties, primarily large insurers and Medicare and Medicaid, are. Health Savings Accounts, which have been around for 20 years, allow patients to control certain funds rather than third parties. Today there are 35 million accounts that […]

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A Long-Term Solution To America’s Long-Term Care Crisis

“The growing need for long-term care among older adults is already sapping our economy,” writes … [+] Pipes. getty If you’re a Millennial or Gen Xer, you may also soon find yourself a part of the “Sandwich Generation.” That’s the name demographers have given to the millions of Americans caring for both young children and […]

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Kids Played Team Sports Less In 2022 Than Before Covid-19 Pandemic

From 2019 to 2022, the percentage of those six to 17 years of age participating regularly in team … [+] sports dropped by about 6% from 39.6% down to 37.4%. (Photo: Getty) getty Long before the Covid-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the U.S. was already in the throes of another very-bad-for-health epidemic—an epidemic of […]

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Extreme Heat Killed Over 70,000 In Europe Last Year, Study Finds. This Year Is On Track To Be Even Worse

Topline Record heat across Europe last summer was responsible for more than 70,000 deaths, according to research published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe, a figure that captures only a fraction of health impacts of human-driven climate change, and is already poised to be surpassed this year after blistering temperatures smashed records around the […]

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Under New CEO Wentworth, Walgreens Continues To Sell Off Distributor Stake

Walgreens Boots Alliance has sold shares of drug distributor Cencora, formerly AmerisourceBergen, … [+] for proceeds of $674 million, which will be used “debt paydown and general corporate purposes,” the company announced November 10, 2023. Walgreens and Walgreen Co. signage is shown outside their corporate offices in Deerfield, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images) Getty […]

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Can Humans Get Pregnant In Space? Scientists One Step Closer To Finding Out

Topline As people venture further into space at the dawn of a new era of human exploration, scientists have just taken another step towards understanding if and how humans might safely reproduce in space, a question that will eventually need to be answered as the advent of space tourism and governments’ renewed interest in crewed […]

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Kitten With ‘New’ Rabies Strain Triggers Health Push In Nebraska To Stop Deadly Virus Gaining A Foothold

Topline Health and wildlife officials in Nebraska are scrambling to stave off an outbreak of rabies after a kitten was found to be infected with an unexpected strain of the killer virus, warning that humans could be at risk should the deadly pathogen gain a foothold in the area. A stray kitten, not pictured, was […]

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Amazon Latest Pharmacy To Offer Drone Delivery Of Prescriptions

Amazon said its pharmacy business is launching drone delivery of prescription medications in College … [+] Station, Texas, ahead of an eventual launch in other cities across the U.S., the company said Oct. 17. 2023. Amazon Pharmacy Amazon said its pharmacy business is launching drone delivery of prescription medications in College Station, Texas, ahead of […]

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Verily Is Boldly Innovating The Future Of Healthcare

Verily is one of the most dynamic companies in the healthcare industry, carefully working at the intersections of healthcare, data and technology in an attempt to improve care delivery, research methodology and overall patient outcomes. The company’s mission statement is bold and empowering: “to bring the promise of precision health to everyone, every day.” Precision […]

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Vaccine Stocks—Including Pfizer, Moderna, BioNTech And Novavax—Slide Amid Plummeting Demand

Topline Stocks of Pfizer and other Covid vaccine makers like BioNTech and Moderna fell in premarket trading Monday after the company slashed its revenue forecasts last week, a change in fortune for the sector as demand for the pandemic-related products that propelled them to record profits last year plummets. Covid vaccine stocks were down on […]

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Walgreens Reports $180 Million Loss Ahead Of New CEO Taking Over

Walgreens Boots Alliance reported a $180 million loss in the company’s fiscal 2023 fourth quarter … [+] thanks in part to “significantly lower COVID-19 vaccine and testing volumes,” the company said Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. In this photo is signage outside a Walgreens location in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Photographer: Luke […]

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Idaho Abortion Ban Partly On Hold Again As Full Appeals Court Weighs In On Biden’s Challenge

Topline Idaho’s near-total abortion ban is on hold after a federal appeals court blocked it Tuesday, reversing a decision by three judges on the same court weeks ago amid ongoing legal fallout from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. People against the abortion ban protest at the Idaho Capitol in January 2023. TNS Key […]

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Best Buy’s Latest Health Business: Glucose Monitoring Systems

Best Buy will soon begin carrying continuous glucose monitoring devices that require a prescription, … [+] opening the door to broader future healthcare product offerings ordered by physicians for their patients, the company said Monday, October 9, 2024. In this photo is a “Geek Squad” employee leaving for a service call from a Best Buy […]

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Over 75,000 Healthcare Workers Could Strike On Wednesday—Here’s What Patients Need To Know

Topline Over 75,000 healthcare workers across five states and Washington, D.C., are expected to head to the picket lines starting Wednesday after contracts with nonprofit Kaiser Permanente—one of the nation’s largest health organizations—expired over the weekend. Kaiser Permanente workers a part of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) are prepared to … [+] strike this week. […]

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Costco’s Partnership With Sesame Is Just The Beginning For The Wholesale Retailer’s Healthcare Ambitions

Costco is one of the most celebrated brands in the world, lauded for its powerful brand recognition, loyal customer base, and incredibly commanding market position. The company has positioned itself as an icon during both good and bad economic times, given that it provides daily household goods in bulk for members who pay an annual […]

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Artificial Intelligence Is Rapidly Changing The World Of Medical Imaging

Among the most powerful tools that enable modern day healthcare delivery are advanced imaging techniques. Often, these tools are used to validate physical exams, visualize internal anatomy, or triangulate pathology based on subjective symptoms. A recently published study in the journal Healthcare found that in the last decade alone, the rates of CT and ultrasound […]

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Browns RB Nick Chubb Tore MCL In Knee, Here’s The Potential Prognosis

Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns suffered an injury to his left knee during the second quarter … [+] of the Brown’s Monday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 18, 2023. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Getty Images After witnessing the look-away-look-away-stomach-churning knee injury suffered by Cleveland Browns running back […]

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Ultra-Processed Food—Especially Artificial Sweeteners—Linked To Depression, Study Finds

Topline Eating heavily processed foods—particularly artificial sweeteners and artificially sweetened drinks—could increase the risk of developing depression, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open, another major downside to the pervasive ingredients that dominate American diets and have already been linked to major problems like cancer, diabetes and obesity. Ultraprocessed foods could be linked […]

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