Just a month after Mayo Clinic announced the launch of Lucem Health — a joint venture that collects and normalizes data from remote devices — the health system is making another move in the remote patient monitoring arena. On Tuesday, the Rochester, Minnesota-based health system said it is collaborating with a biomedical technology company to […]
As demand for telehealth reached new heights in 2020, payers raced to develop telehealth-first insurance products — where the interaction between the plan member and their provider is primarily virtual — to launch this year. And these products are here to stay. While there are some challenges associated with bringing these plans to market — […]
Rare diseases are diseases that affect a small number of people compared to the general population, and the infrequent nature of these conditions can make the process of obtaining a correct diagnosis extremely challenging for healthcare providers, patients and their families. Although the number of cases for each rare disease might be small, their cumulative […]
People heading to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can soon take a free Uber or Lyft ride there, the White House announced Tuesday. The initiative is part of President Joe Biden’s effort to get 70% of U.S. adults vaccinated with at least one dose by July 4. The program will run from May 24 until that […]
Amazon brought on its first customer for its new telehealth business, Amazon Care. Photo credit: Amazon If you were expecting Amazon to announce another Fortune 500 company as a customer for its new telehealth business, keep waiting. Its first deal is decidedly smaller. Amazon will offer its telehealth service to roughly half of fitness equipment […]
Ginkgo Bioworks, a synthetic biology company with technology that programs cells in the same way that coders program computers, is going public in a merger deal that values the firm at $15 billion. Boston-based Ginkgo announced Tuesday that it is combining with Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The hefty valuation […]
On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul continued what’s become his standard method of interrogation when he has the opportunity to question Dr. Anthony Fauci: Talk loudly, listen less and proclaim unfounded theories as fact while offering zero substantiating evidence. The Kentucky Republican sits on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, which heard testimony Tuesday […]
Cases are people who have tested positive for coronavirus. Public health bodies may occasionally revise their case numbers. Case rate by age only available for England. *The “average area” means the middle ranking council or local government district when ranked by cases per 100,000 people. The case rate chart shows how many people have tested […]
Some groups say a ban could infringe on traditional religious teachings, such as the belief that all sex outside a heterosexual marriage is sinful. The Evangelical Alliance, which says it represents 3,500 churches, has suggested an “expansive definition” of conversion therapy could restrict religious freedoms.
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In April, Mr Johnson wrote to the Evangelical Alliance, which represents 3,500 churches, to reassure the group that adults will still be able to “receive appropriate pastoral support (including prayer)… in the exploration of their sexual orientation or gender identity”.
Chlorophyll water has been gaining popularity since 2016, when celebrities touted its health and beauty benefits. Now, TikTokers are claiming in viral videos that it can help treat acne and inflamed skin, lessen body odor, prevent cancer and support gut health. The most popular TikToks ― which have garnered 1.5 to 2 million “likes” to […]
“We’re keen to go further and faster now that the Secretary of State has confirmed that travellers will have access to their covid vaccination status by 17 May,” a spokesperson added. “Globally there are now 20+ countries that are either easing testing or quarantine requirements for vaccinated passengers so the UK needs to move quickly […]
Check out the guidelines for those recovering from Covid-19 infection. A good diet promotes faster recovery. Patient & the family should know that Covid is an inflammatory condition that can have lasting effects for up to six-eight months after discharge affecting different organs, especially the liver and lungs. Recovery will be slow & steady. Essentials […]
Bruce Yuanyue Bi | The Image Bank | Getty Images DUBLIN — When Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin announced the phased re-opening of hospitality businesses for June, hotel managers like Niall Coffey breathed a sigh of relief. Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industries have been the worst hit during the pandemic and previous attempts at re-opening […]