Health

FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition
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FoodShot Global, a prize platform devoted to transforming the world’s food and agriculture industries, has awarded the first round of prizes for its Innovating Soil 3.0 competition.  Trace Genomics, a startup developing an analytics service for soil health to optimize the use of farmland, has received an undisclosed investment from FoodShot’s investment partner, S2G Ventures. Additional […]

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Germany’s health minister proposes a $2,790 anti-vaxxer charge
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Enlarge / German Health Minister Jens Spahn wants to fine parents for failing to vaccinate their children. (credit: Getty | Felix Zahn) Germany, like the US, is facing a resurgence of measles. But the country’s health minister isn’t taking things lightly. Health minister Jens Spahn is proposing a blanket fine for any parents of unvaccinated […]

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Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Fit: A hands-on look at Samsung's new health features     – CNET
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Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch Active will soon be able to measure blood pressure and costs $100 less than the previous Galaxy Watch.

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Apple partners with Aetna to launch health app leveraging Apple Watch data
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In its clearest move yet to woo the healthcare industry, Apple has collaborated with the health insurance provider Aetna to launch a new app called Attain that uses Apple Watch data to provide a window into users’ health. The launch stems from a 2016 collaboration between the insurer and Apple which saw 90% of participants […]

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Rokit Android phones have 3D screens and 'free' health care for under $300     – CNET
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Rokit is making an aggressive play to get noticed here at CES 2019.

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Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation
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A flurry of digital-first insurers are betting they can surpass industry incumbents with a little help from technology and a lot of help from venture capitalists. The latest to land a massive check is Bright Health, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of affordable individual, family and Medicare Advantage healthcare plans in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, New York City, Ohio and Tennessee. The company, founded by […]

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Being a morning person might have some health advantages
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Enlarge / If you consider 10:50 a reasonable time to wake up, it may or may not say something about your breast-cancer risk. (credit: Henrique Simplicio / Flickr) A paper presented at the National Cancer Research Institute this week has made for some flashy headlines, like this confident declaration from India’s Economic Times: “Ladies, check your […]

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The Internet's Precarious Health
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Mozilla has launched the first full edition of its Internet Health Report. The report is “an open source effort to explore the state of human life on the Internet,” said Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman. It consists of research and analysis compiled by researchers, engineers, data scientists, policy analysts and artists in Mozilla’s extended community. […]

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Men won't talk about mental health and it's literally killing them     – CNET
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World Mental Health Day 2018: Men are less likely than women to discuss mental health issues and far more likely to attempt suicide. Can mobile apps help men save their own lives?

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