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After regulatory kerfuffle, EverlyWell finally rolls out home COVID-19 sample collection

Austin, Texas-based EverlyWell, a digital platform that lets consumers order lab tests online and view their results, has received an FDA Emergency Use Authorization...

How Banner Health is using chatbots to help keep ED patients informed

For patients, a trip to the emergency department can be marred with anxiety and confusion. While tech can’t solve all of patients’ worries, Banner...

Omada Health acquires Physera, adds virtual MSK therapy to its chronic care programs

Digital chronic-disease-program company Omada Health is leaping into musculoskeletal care thanks to its acquisition of Physera, an app-based platform that includes remote consultations with...

Ro dips into skincare with new prescription dermatology line

Ro, a direct-to-consumer virtual health startup best known for its sexual health products, is dipping into the dermatology space. Patients will now be able...

SMART receives NMRC grant to develop rapid non-invasive paper-based tests for COVID-19

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, has received a grant from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) COVID-19...

Drones join emergency care front-line in Sweden with defibrillator drops

SOS Alarm, the company that operates Sweden’s 112 emergency number, is to use drones to deliver Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests...

Digital health company Holmusk secures $21.5M in Series A funding

Founded in 2015, Singapore-headquartered digital health and data analytics company Holmusk yesterday announced a $21.5 million funding round, led by Optum Ventures (OV) and...

Fitbit eyes ventilator space as the coronavirus crisis rages on

About a week after Fitbit released its disappointing Q1 financials, its CEO James Park announced to CNBC that the company is looking to the ventilator space, in...

Banner Health taps LifeLink to implement new waiting room chatbot

For patients at Banner Health, the waiting room experience just got a lot more digital, thanks to a partnership with LifeLink. The pair are...

New startup Ophelia focused on opioid use disorder scores $2.7M

Earlier this week digital substance-abuse-recovery platform Ophelia landed $2.7 million in seed funding, according to Forbes reports. The latest round was led by General Catalyst, Refactor...

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Coronavirus: Concerns over global drug shortage prompts London, Ont., sedatives study

As the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall raises increased concern over the potential for global drug shortages, a team...

London Public Library branches prepare to open for in-person services

Starting next week, four London Public Library (LPL) branches will open to provide in-person access to limited services for the first time since closing...

Coronavirus: Africa now over 3M cases, but millions still untested – National

JOHANNESBURG — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting...

US’ first Apple-Google COVID-19 tracing app goes live in Virginia

The first U.S. COVID-19 contact tracing app built on Apple and Google's Exposure Notifications system tools has launched in the state of Virginia. The free...

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