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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may seek ‘mental disease’ defense in trial, document shows

Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of defunct blood-testing company Theranos who will be tried in March on fraud charges, appears to be attempting to claim a mental health defect as part of her defense. A partially redacted, 11-page document filed in a San Jose, California, federal […]

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Funding roundup: Mental health startup led by former Uber exec gets $100 million

Telehealth once again captured investors’ attention this week when Amwell raised a large funding round. The Boston-based company raised $ 194 million from previous investor Allianz X and drugmaker Takeda. Though Amwell had been talking to investors well before the Covid-19 pandemic started, the telehealth company and its competitors have seen a surge of visits […]

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Smoking & Your Mental Health

A general excuse given by women with mental health related problems like anxiety, depression, stress etc. is that they smoke to reduce their symptoms, for ‘self-medication’. Heavy smoking does not necessarily lead to fewer symptoms of mental health problems in the long term. Depression: Relationship with Smoking Women especially with depression have difficulty when they […]