Health, Fitness & Food

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Alphabet’s Google Cloud, speaks at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Account reps from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing
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Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital on January 17, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Getty Images U.S. health and Homeland Security officials will begin screening at major U.S. airports for the new Chinese Coronavirus that has caused two deaths and more than 40 infections in China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Jen Horonjeff, a patient with an auto-immune disease, wore a hospital gown on stage during her panel at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in Jan. 2020 to remind attendees to focus on patients. Thousands of health executives descended on San Francisco this week for the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to pitch their companies, forge
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Moderna Therapeutics is working with Amazon‘s cloud service to deliver a new class of medicines that apply messenger RNA, which is the “software of life,” CEO Stephane Bancel said Wednesday. The biotech company is undergoing clinical trials with mRNA, a single-stranded molecule used to make protein in cells, to develop personalized cancer vaccines. In an
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David Katzman, CEO of SmileDirectClub stands with founders Jordan Katzman and Alex Fenkell as the company debuts its IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, September 12, 2019. Lucas Jackson | Reuters SmileDirectClub stock rose 15% on Monday after it announced that it will start selling its teeth-straightening products to dentists and orthodontists. The
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A technician at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has reached a deal with the U.K. government to provide its late-stage cholesterol drug, inclisiran, to patients at high risk of a heart attack, the company announced Monday. The drug,
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Kids were more likely to choose healthy foods versus unhealthy foods after watching a 10-minute cooking show clip showcasing fruits and vegetables. Is your child eating too much junk food? Wondering how to get your kids to eat healthy? According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, children are more
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A slider made of Zhenmeat’s plant-based meat alternative pictured in Shanghai, China on January 13, 2020. Arjun Kharpal | CNBC Chinese plant-based meat substitute start-up Zhenmeat is looking to raise around $2 million of funding this year as it expands across the world’s second-largest economy and fends off a potential challenge from U.S. rivals. Zhenmeat
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New evidence published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases suggests a positive association between exercise and gray matter volume in regions of the brain already linked to cognitive decline and aging. Fifty million people are affected by dementia worldwide.  Consequently, there is a significant amount of research focused on dementia
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Anne Viola-Krase, a Virta Health patient Anne Viola-Krause Anne Viola-Krause has been taking medication for her diabetes for more than a decade. In 2016, her doctor recommended that she up her dose, but Viola-Krause felt reluctant because of the side effects. Viola-Krause is one of more than 30 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, which
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Raj Singh, chief executive officer of Accolade speaks during the GeekWire Summit event in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 3, 2018. David Ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images Accolade, a start-up that helps workers navigate their health benefits and dealings with insurance companies, has hired banks including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to advise ahead of a
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Pedestrians walk past a Walgreens store in New York. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance missed Wall Street earnings expectations Wednesday, sending shares south by more than 3% in premarket trading. Here’s what Walgreens reported for its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks during a forum regarding the future of health care and drug pricing in America, hosted by Pfizer and Axios, on June 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is turning to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for help selling his
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Goop CEO Gwyneth Paltrow speaks onstage at In goop Health Summit Los Angeles 2019. Neilson Barnard | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Netflix announced that the six-episode series on Gwyneth Paltrow’s luxury lifestyle brand Goop will be released later this month. The announcement came with what some are calling a “terrifying” first trailer and
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New research examines the effects of consuming a high-sugar diet on fertility in healthy young men. Male fertility includes both sperm quantity and sperm quality, which is the ability of sperm to reach an egg.  High-quality sperm are generally high-motility sperm, as they move the fastest.  Many lifestyle factors influence sperm quality, including cigarette smoking,
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Amir Rubin, new CEO of One Medical One Medical One Medical, a chain of primary care clinics that touts a “technology-powered model” and has raised money from Alphabet, just filed to go public on the Nasdaq.  Founded in 2007, One Medical provides care at facilities in nine metropolitan markets throughout the country, with three more on
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