Tag Archives: Health

19Oct/20

Stryker launches industry’s first completely wireless hospital bed

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, today announced the global launch of the industry’s first and only completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity™. This intelligent bed was designed to help reduce in-hospital patient falls at all acuity levels, improve nurse workflow efficiencies and safety, as well as help lower hospital costs. It is the only bed on the market today that can connect seamlessly to nurse call systems without the use of cables or wires.  Read more

21Sep/20

National Survey Shows COVID-19’s Newest Side Effect – as Unemployment Jumps, Millions Are Left Without Health Coverage

A series of national surveys of more than 13,000 people shows COVID-19’s newest emerging threat: unemployment leaving millions of Americans without health coverage. The consolidated survey, “The State of Health Insurance in COVID-19 America,” was conducted by Civis Analytics and released with support from Finn Partners. Fielded across each season of 2020 (in February, June, and September), the survey reveals a stark picture of the future health of the nation and the widening divide between white and Black Americans’ health. As uninsured numbers rapidly climbed 2.7% (from 12% in February to 14.7% in September), approximately 6.7 million more people lost their health insurance. There are now more than an estimated 36 million Americans uninsured. Read more

21Sep/20

Axon Neuroscience to launch world’s first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

AXON Neuroscience (“Axon”), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world’s first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 – ACvac1. Read more

02Aug/20

Brain Navi Develops New Robot Performing Nasal Swab Tests to Prevent Cross Infections

Inspired by the pandemic, Brain Navi developed a new robot to perform nasal swab tests autonomously to prevent cross infections so we can save the medical system and reestablish economies. The coronavirus caused the lock-in policy over the world. To reopen and reboot the economy in this pandemic, a large scale of testing is the essential key and solution, but it needs to be done “safely and effectively.” With the Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot’s assistance, users can test safely around the clock, so as to spare medical health care workers from the high-risk environment during sample collecting. With the unique robotic help, users can control the spread of the virus while waiting for a vaccine and prevent cross-infections. Read more

27Jul/20

University of Cambridge researchers and Huma begin in-depth study of early detection of COVID-19 infection

UK digital health and therapeutics company Huma is teaming up with the renowned Fenland Study research team at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge to begin a study to understand the progression and early signs of COVID-19 infection. Read more

04Jun/20

Reuters Virtual Newsmaker with Dr. William Haseltine

As nations around the world begin to wind down restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters will be joined by scientist, businessman and philanthropist Dr. William A. Haseltine—a pioneer in the fights against HIV/AIDS and cancer—for a Newsmaker discussion on COVID-19, the race for a vaccine and the pandemic’s impact on the future of public health. Continue reading

25May/20

Berger Montague Class action lawsuit: Big Pharma firm Gilead Sciences sent envelopes marking recipients as users of HIV medication

An Alabama man was mortified when an envelope for him with the return address HIV Prevention Team in bold red lettering turned up in his workplace mailroom. An Indiana man, who is so protective of his confidentiality that he fills his HIV-related prescriptions at a different pharmacy chain from where he gets his other medications, was shocked to receive the same mailing. Read more

13May/20

CRU: India: Lockdown Casts a Spell on Growth as Recession Looms

India is expected to enter recession following the quarantine imposed on the world’s second most populous country. The recent plunge in the PMI activity index highlights the huge economic costs of lockdown. But the worst is yet to come. We expect GDP growth to contract by 0.9% in 2020, well below the 7% norm of recent years. Risks are numerous should the accumulated structural weakness backfire during this unprecedented crisis. Read more

28Jan/18

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

14Dec/17

High tech, high finance and high times for the pot industry

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google’s Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million (USD) in business. Continue reading