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.
Relatient plans to beef up patient engagement software with Radix acquisition
After raising more than $100 million in growth equity capital, patient engagement company Relatient plans to use a portion of the funds to acquire startup Radix Health. The deal would build out Relatient’s existing platform with Radix’s machine learning software for patient-provider matching, automating referrals and optimizing schedules. The companies did not disclose the terms […]
Big Health tests if insomnia app can help with anxiety, depression
San Francisco-based company Big Health touted the results of a study that found its app for insomnia helped patients with anxiety and depression. They compared more than 1,000 people in the U.K. who either used the app with therapy, or used therapy alone through the NHS’ IAPT program. Those who used the Sleepio app in […]
IVFML Season 2, Episode 2: Maybe I'm Not Meant To Be A Mom
In the second episode of IVFML Becoming Family, health reporter Anna Almendrala interviews Leticia Vasquez about how she had to fight to freeze her eggs before being treated for leukemia. Joyce Reinecke, executive director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, discusses what’s at stake for young cancer patients who know they want to freeze eggs, […]