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Femtech poised for growth beyond fertility

The market for female-focused health products (aka ‘femtech’) is set for growth via segmentation, per an analyst note from PitchBook which identifies opportunities for...

LG is releasing a ‘wearable air purifier’

Frankly, the most surprising thing about the PuriCare is that more tech companies haven’t launched a similar product in recent months. LG is showing...

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay

Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an...

Parents Are Facing Tough Choices About School in the COVID-19 Era. Here’s How People Made the Same Decisions When It Came to Polio

Six-year-old Janice Flood Nichols and her twin brother, Frankie, were looking forward to Halloween festivities in the Syracuse suburb of DeWitt, N.Y., in 1953...

Fitbit launches a $330 Apple Watch competitor

Fitbit would be the first to admit it was late to the smartwatch game. When it did finally launch a proper smartwatch with the...

Fitbit intros the Versa 3 and Inspire 2

Fitbit’s big news for today was the launch of the Sense, a new, more premium smartwatch line designed to compete directly against the likes...

MIT wireless system can monitor what care facility residents are doing while preserving privacy

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a way for a fully wireless system to monitor not only movement...

Osmind pitches clinical management and data analysis for mental health practices using psychedelics

Jimmy Qian and Lucia Huang, the co-founders of a new clinical practice management and data analysis platform for mental health providers focusing on cutting...

Medical imaging startup Nanox closes at $21.70, up 20.6%, after raising $165.2M in its IPO

Less than a month after the Israeli medical imaging startup Nanox raised $59 million in funding and said it was close to going public,...

China’s Waterdrop nabs $230M for its crowdfunded, mutual aid insurance platform

When people in the US or Europe think of crowdfunding and medical expenses, sites like GoFundMe, where people fundraise around specific predicaments, come to...

JD.com’s 1-year-old health unicorn to get $830M from Hillhouse

In recent years, China’s online shopping titans have been muscling into the prescription drug market. When JD.com, Alibaba’s archrival, realized the health market spans...

The one major metric missing from ‘Best Hospital’ rankings

When it comes to “Best Hospital” rankings, there’s one key metric that’s historically been missing from the equation: equity. Kyu Rhee, IBM vice president and...
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