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New York City-based, day of delivery pharmacy Capsule scores $50M

Aug 15, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Online pharmacy and delivery service Capsule has landed a whopping $50 million in Series B funding led by Thrive Capital and Brook Capital Partners. The company, which defines itself by its same-day delivery policy, is now looking to expand its New York-based business to a national...
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With Few Clinical Trials For Alzheimer’s Drugs Under Way, Neuroligists Cite ‘Urgent Need’

Aug 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Experts also raise questions about why there isn't more outrage about the paucity of trials. "There is an element of age discrimination,” neurologist Sam Gandy said, including “the argument that those affected by dementia have already had the opportunity to have long lives.” In other news on Alzheimer's, Massachusetts' lawmakers pass the first bill in the nation requires special training for health care workers....
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CVS Health posts Q2 loss amid strong script volume growth

Aug 11, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Despite being buoyed by same-store prescription growth of 9.5% in the retail/long-term care segment and 5.9% in its pharmacy services segment, the company still swung to a net loss of $2.6 billion, compared with $1.1 billion in net income in the prior-year period. Read More...
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Catch-up HPV Vaccination Effective for Women Under 21 Years

Aug 11, 2018 , RxList
Girls and young women who initiate the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series between ages 15 and 20 years and receive all three doses are adequately protected against cancers caused by HPV infection, new data suggest. Catch-up vaccination among those ages 21 to 26 does not provide the same benefit,...
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Why Does Spinal Surgery Cost $12,326 At One Hospital And $80,518 At Another In The Same State?

Aug 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A deep dive into prices at Minnesota's hospitals reveals wide disparities in what procedures cost, but leaves more questions than answers in its wake....
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 Unsung Hero Feature Is Its Unique And Powerful DeX Dual Mode

Aug 11, 2018 , Forbes
There’s an enterprise market that Samsung is looking relatively well-position to tap into as well, as the company’s next generation Galaxy takes...
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Wearable 'Microbrewery' Saves Human Body From Radiation Damage

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer. But rather than building portable cellars or ovens, Purdue University researchers have engineered yeast "......
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U.S. Trauma Doctors Push for Stricter Gun Controls

Aug 10, 2018 , WebMD
Strict regulation of semi-automatic guns, accessories and ammunition, plus research, innovation, technology and cooperation are needed to tackle gun violence in much the same way they have been used to reduce car crash deaths by 27 percent over the past 20 years, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma says in a policy...
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Path to Purchase Institute intros emerging brands support

Aug 09, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Path to Purchase Institute announced the launch of a new membership tier that will allow smaller brands to enjoy the same benefits as larger member companies Read More...
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Bot M.D. gets $700K for global, doctor-facing AI chatbot app

Aug 09, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Bot M.D., maker of an AI chatbot app for doctors, has raised $700,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator and angels, including Silicon Valley notable Steve Blank, one of the inventors of the Lean Startup method. The company launched its app of the same name about four weeks...
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Women internists make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men

Aug 07, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In internal medicine, women earn less than men even when they're in the same specialty and working the same hours in similar types of medical practices, a U.S. study suggests....
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Fitbit's push into smartwatches pays off: sold-out Versa launch buoys wearable company in Q2

Aug 03, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
It was a bit of a bumpy start, but it’s beginning to look like Fitbit’s push into the smartwatch market is beginning to bear fruit. While the company is still operating at a loss, yesterday’s Q2 earnings report revealed that the Fitbit’s downward revenue and device sales trend was lessened by the success of its Versa smartwatch, which the company said has outsold all Samsung, Garmin, and Fossil’s smartwatches in North America...
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Publix’s solid Q2 earnings helped by lower tax rate

Aug 03, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
For the three months ended June 30, Publix saw sales of $8.8 billion — a 4% increase over the $8.4 billion it garnered during the same period in 2017. Read More...
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Can Arthritic Dogs Benefit From Stem Cell Therapy?

Aug 03, 2018 , WebMD
In this study, stem cells were gathered from fat tissue in each dog and injected back into the same dog at the site of the arthritic joint. The dog was able to go home the same day as the...
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Towards Accurate Results For Patient Care

Aug 03, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Laboratory medicine results influence a high percentage of all clinical decisions. Patients and doctors expect that different laboratories, using different methods, will give the same result for an analyte measured in a clinical sample. Often this is not the case and an inappropriate clinical decisi......
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Want To Help Your Child Succeed In School? Add Language To The Math, Reading Mix

Aug 03, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten - in basic math, reading, even friendship and cooperation - the more likely they will succeed in those same areas in school. Hence, "kindergarten readiness" is the goal of many preschool programs, and a motivator for many p......
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Privacy Guidelines For Genetic-Testing Sites Touted As ‘Step Forward,’ But They Don’t Address De-Identified DNA

Aug 03, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Samples that are stripped of any identifying details are extremely lucrative to pharmaceutical companies and other medical organizations, but the consumers have no way of knowing when their data is used. In other public health news: birth defects, Ebola, scooter injuries, brain surgery, and...
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Does The ‘Medicare-For-All’ Price Tag Seem Staggering? Some Experts Say It Goes Beyond Just The Basic Numbers

Aug 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A study estimates that the "Medicare for All" plan, proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), would cost the government $32.6 trillion over 10 years. While some experts say that's too high to consider, others argue that the nation's spending would be about the same in aggregate as the current system, while covering the entire...
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Food Fight: So, What Is 'Milk'?

Jul 31, 2018 , WebMD
Strong opinions come from both sides of the debate. While nondairy milk sales increased by 61% from 2012 to 2017, overall sales of dairy milk fell 15% in the same period, according to industry...
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Hy-Vee expands home delivery with Instacart partnership

Jul 28, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
A partnership with Instacart will enable Hy-Vee to bring same day delivery service to customers in over two dozen markets in as little time as one hour. Read More...
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