Category: Health

BIMA nabs $30M more for micro- health and life insurance aimed at emerging markets
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BIMA nabs $30M more for micro- health and life insurance aimed at emerging markets

The coronavirus global health pandemic — and the new emphasis on social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19 — has put healthcare and tech services used to enable healthcare remotely under the spotlight. Today a startup that’s building microinsurance and healthcare services specifically targeting emerging markets is announcing a round of funding to…

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Gov. Fires Health Official for Refusing to Test Top Aide’s Relatives
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Gov. Fires Health Official for Refusing to Test Top Aide’s Relatives

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) fired a high-ranking public health official for shrinking from a request to privately test relatives of his top aide as a “favor” when specimen collection supplies were in short supply, according to a whistleblower lawsuit filed Tuesday. Christopher Neuwirth, the former assistant commissioner (AC) for NJ’s Division of Public…

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Proposed Health Code App Sparks Anger in China – Breitbart
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Proposed Health Code App Sparks Anger in China – Breitbart

Beijing (AFP) – A Chinese local government’s proposal for a post-coronavirus health app that ranks citizens based on their smoking, drinking, exercise and sleep habits has sparked fury online over privacy concerns China has already developed apps that indicate an individual’s likelihood of contracting coronavirus based on their travel history and whether they had come…

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Big Sky Health raises $8 million to nurture its intermittent fasting, meditation, and alcohol consumption apps
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Big Sky Health raises $8 million to nurture its intermittent fasting, meditation, and alcohol consumption apps

Mike Maser, a serial entrepreneur, has been focused on longevity since well before being diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma more than five years ago. But he understandably took much greater interest in the potential role of fasting as a life-extending measure when he was convinced by friends to try it while undergoing cancer treatments.…

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Heartbeat Health raises $8.2M to improve cardiovascular care
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Heartbeat Health raises $8.2M to improve cardiovascular care

While you’ve probably spent a lot of today thinking about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth remembering that other health issues aren’t going away — and that heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Heartbeat Health is a startup working to improve the way that cardiovascular care is delivered, and it…

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Babylon Health is building an integrated, AI-based health app to serve a city of 300K in England
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Babylon Health is building an integrated, AI-based health app to serve a city of 300K in England

After announcing a $550 million fundraise last August, U.K. AI-based health services startup Babylon Health is putting some of that money to use with its widest-ranging project to date. The company has inked a 10-year deal with the city of Wolverhampton in England to provide an integrated health app covering 300,000 people, the entire population of…

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