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The High Costs of Alzheimer's

Mar 21, 2018 , WebMD
About 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease -- 5.5 million of them aged 65 and older. By 2025, the number of seniors with Alzheimer's could reach 7.1 million, up nearly 29...
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IDC: Smartwatches will make up 1/3 of the wearables market in 2018

Mar 21, 2018 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Smartwatch popularity continues to be on the rise, but traditional fitness trackers aren't going anywhere either, according to new market research from International Data Corporation (IDC). The entire worldwide wearables market is on track for 15.1 percent growth this year, for a total of 132.9 million units...
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With Big Data, Researchers Identify New Targets For Lung Disease Treatments

Mar 21, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every year, approximately 12 million adults in the US are diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and 120,000 die from it. For people with COPD, Haemophilus influenzae, a bacterium, can be particularly dangerous. The microbe can reside in their lungs and wreak havoc within alre......
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Employee health, primary care platform Eden Health announces $4M seed funding, expansion plans

Mar 21, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Eden Health, a New York-based employee benefits and telehealth platform paired with primary care services, has announced $4 million in seed funding led by Greycroft Partners. In addition to the funding, the company also announced that it is looking to expand its services to more employer customers in the New York City and New Jersey...
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CVS Intensifies Anti-Tobacco Fight In Third Year

Mar 20, 2018 , Forbes
CVS Health will spend $10 million this year to “support youth smoking prevention and education programs and strategies throughout the United...
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Millions Of Americans Binge-Drink Regularly: Study

Mar 19, 2018 , Forbes
A new study finds that Americans binge-drink 17 billion drinks per year. And the health and economic costs are...
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Millions Of Americans Are Binge Drinking: Study

Mar 18, 2018 , Forbes
A new study finds that Americans binge-drink 17 billion drinks per year. And the health and economic costs are...
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Blink Health sues competitor Hippo Technologies, alleges 'copycat scheme'

Mar 17, 2018 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool for helping consumers find low prices on medications, is suing competitor Hippo Technologies for up to $250 million, alleging a “copycat” scheme. The lawsuit claims that Hippo, which was founded by former Blink employees, obtained trade secrets, participated in unfair competition, took part in tortious interference with contract and business...
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U.S. Adults Consumed 17 Billion Binge Drinks In 2015

Mar 17, 2018 , Forbes
Adults consumed 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, based on a recent CDC study. 37 million were binge drinkers, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge. Binge drinking was more common from ages 18-34, but more than 50% of the total binge drinks consumed annually were in those 35 and...
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, former president charged by SEC with 'massive fraud'

Mar 17, 2018 , Mobile Health News
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of scandal-ridden startup Theranos, with “massive fraud.” Along with former Theranos President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Holmes has been charged with raising over $700 million from investors “through an elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial...
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Parachute Health raises $5.5M to digitize 'archaic' medical equipment orders

Mar 17, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
New York-based Parachute Health — a startup looking to digitize the ordering of durable medical equipment (DME) and other critical medical equipment for patients leaving the hospital — told MobiHealthNews that it has secured $5.5 million in seed funding over the past few...
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FDA Moves To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit

Mar 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration stated its intent Thursday to require tobacco companies to cut nicotine levels in their products to make them less addictive. Stripping cigarettes of addictive power could lead an estimated 5 million adults to quit smoking within a year of the...
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Beyond Opioids: The Future of Pain Management

Mar 15, 2018 , WebMD
The federal government as well as the drug industry are pumping millions of dollars into research to find pain medication that works as well as opioids but aren't...
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Could 'Slack For Surgeons' Finally Kill Pagers In The NHS?

Mar 15, 2018 , Forbes
Britain's NHS spends £6.6 million a year on pagers for doctors, but 97% are instead putting patient data at risk by using WhatsApp to communicate. Could Forward's messenger app be the...
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Visiba Care, maker of practice communication software, brings in $3.8M from new share issue

Mar 14, 2018 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Gothenburg, Sweden-based Visiba Care announced that it has secured $3.8 million (3.1 million euros) in a new share issue. The funding round was led by Swedish investor Blue, with additional participation from investors Mattias Weinhandl and Lars Svensson alongside existing owners Simon Josefsson and Björn...
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EBRD issues its first 'health bond' worth 317 million zlotys

Mar 14, 2018 , Reuters
WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Tuesday it has issued its first "health bond", raising 317 million zlotys ($92.84 million) from one of Japan's largest life insurers to finance health projects across the globe....
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Researchers Investigate The Role Of Arsenic In The Development Of Diabetes

Mar 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will help researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago answer basic questions about the role of arsenic in the development of diabetes and examine the mechanisms by which selenoproteins – found in th......
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Small ‘Hungry’ Firm Goes Up Against Centene In Bidding War Over Iowa’s Privatized Medicaid Program

Mar 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The two companies are bidding to replace AmeriHealth Caritas, which pulled out of Iowa's privatized Medicaid program last fall after losing hundreds of millions of dollars on the project. Outlets report on Medicaid news out of Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio as well....
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Patients Overpay For Prescriptions 23% Of The Time, Analysis Shows

Mar 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Researchers at the University of Southern California analyzed millions of prescriptions and concluded that close to a quarter paid copays that exceeded the cost of the...
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Study: AI and a smartphone-based device help in identifying diabetic retinopathy

Mar 14, 2018 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Worldwide there are 422 million people living with diabetes, according to World Health Organization estimates. The condition can lead complications, including diabetic retinopathy, which can result in blindness. However, a recent study suggests artificial intelligence can help identify diabetic retinopathy...
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