Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsofts VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient health

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Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer. Shashank’s company is just wrapping up a $35 million round of financing with a new $11 million commitment from Microsoft’s investment arm M12 (formerly […]

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Trump’s drug ad price transparency contains huge loophole, researchers identify

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(CNN)The Trump administration’s proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to list drug prices in television ads would have a profound impact on the way consumers think about expensive drugs and whether they would ask their doctor about them, according to a study published Tuesday. “We will not wait for an industry with so many conflicting and […]

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Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship

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(CNN)Two-hundred-seventy-seven passengers and crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship became sick with a gastrointestinal illness, according to the cruise line. Cody Haddap, a cruise passenger, spoke to CNN affiliate WESH on Wednesday and said he became sick after the ship left Haiti on Tuesday. “We left port there around […]

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CherryHome raises $5.2M to apply AI to home care cameras, detecting behavior changes

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A new startup using AI to look after elderly people at home has raised a new round of funding to apply its platform to detect changes in gait or behavior, falls or stumbles. In other words, it could start to predict changes in long-term health. CherryHome, the home AI security system created by startup Cherry […]

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Four emerging STDs that you can’t afford to ignore

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New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. (Warning: contains a description of animal auto-fellatio.) Roughly 5 to 10 percent of adults likewise carry N. meningitidis in the back of the nose and […]

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Blood pressure drug recall expands again

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(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. Several pills that contain valsartan, another drug used by heart patients, have been under a recall since July. The drugs were tainted with NDEA or NDMA, N-nitrosodimethylamine, an impurity […]

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