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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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Apple Watch Goes All-In With Health and Fitness Focus
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Apple aimed to stretch its lead in the smartwatch market when it introduced its Apple Watch Series 4 last week. The redesigned and re-engineered line features a bigger display, thinner and smaller case, an interface with richer detail, and some innovative health applications enabled by new sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope hardware. “Between watchOS 5 and […]

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Study Finds Probiotics 'Not As Beneficial For Gut Health As Previously Thought'
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The gut microbiome is the sum total of all the micro-organisms living in a person’s gut, and has been shown to play a huge role in human health. New research has found probiotics — usually taken as supplements or in foods such as yoghurt, kimchi or […]

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UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain ‘excessive monopoly power’
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DeepMind’s foray into digital health services continues to raise concerns. The latest worries are voiced by a panel of external reviewers appointed by the Google-owned AI company to report on its operations after its initial data-sharing arrangements with the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) ran into a major public controversy in 2016. The DeepMind Health Independent […]

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Fitbit's Health Alliance With Google Could Be a Risky Experiment
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Fitbit and Google have announced a new partnership on healthcare. Fitbit will develop consumer and enterprise health solutions that will use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API. Fitbit also will move to the Google Cloud Platform to innovate and advance its products and services. Most Google Cloud products support HIPAA compliance; the move will allow Fitbit […]

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Fitbit buddies up with Google for better health     – CNET
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The fitness wearables maker will use Google’s cloud services for greater healthcare systems integration.

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Sword Health raises $4.6M for its digital physiotherapy solution
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Sword Health, a startup operating out of Portugal that has developed a digital physiotherapy solution to enable patients to be treated remotely in their own homes, has raised $4.6 million in seed funding. Backing the round is Green Innovations, Vesalius Biocapital III, and other unnamed investors in the U.S. and Europe. The company says it […]

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Alan raises $28.3 million for its health insurance of the future
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French startup Alan closed a $28.3 million Series A round a few months ago. Index Ventures is leading the round, Xavier Niel is participating as well as existing investors CNP Assurances, Partech and Portag3 Ventures LP. Alan wants to make health insurance as simple as subscribing to a software-as-a-service product. It starts with clear pricing […]

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Blind cavefish seem to ignore insulin without health consequences
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Enlarge (credit: Zachary Zakibe) The Mexican tetra comes in different flavors. In normal river habitats, it’s a small, standard-looking, silvery fish. But some groups within the species have made their home in dark, food-scarce caves. Evolution has quickly rid these groups of their resource-hungry eyes and turned them into pinkish, chubby, blind cavefish—with a bunch […]

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