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Apple launches virtual health studies aiming to enroll hundreds of thousands of customers

3 hours ago   |   STAT

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple on Thursday launched three observational studies - focused on mobility, menstruation, and hearing - that each aim to enroll hundreds of thousands of...
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Opinion: Working with ICER, or around it, on cost-effectiveness estimates

7 hours ago   |   STAT

As the national debate over prescription drug pricing reaches a fever pitch, drug manufacturers bringing new products to market face unique challenges. From the threats of...
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In France, it's illegal for consumers to order a DNA spit kit. Activists are fighting over lifting the ban

7 hours ago   |   STAT

PARIS - From scanning her resume, you'd never guess Nathalie Jovanovic-Floricourt was an expert enabler of criminal activity. For years, she'd fretted over photo quality and...
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Health impacts of climate change on children don't need exaggerating

16 hours ago   |   New Scientist

A major report warns that children are particularly vulnerable as a warming world exposes them to more infectious diseases, malnutrition and dirty air
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More trial results are being posted to public database, but data quality is lacking, report finds

19 hours ago   |   STAT

A new report examining the first decade of study results being reported on ClinicalTrials.gov finds that there has been slow progress among drug companies and academic research...
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Eating tiny nutrient particles could be better than health supplements

21 hours ago   |   New Scientist

Nutrient deficiency affects billions - a solution may be to pack the nutrients into particles that can be cooked before releasing their contents in the stomach
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STAT Plus: Mass. governor - and one-time insurance executive - eyes a legacy-defining revamp of state's health care

22 hours ago   |   STAT

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has already hit the radio. His aides are briefing lawmakers. And on Monday, his health secretary was set to met with hundreds of grass-roots...
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CDC report: 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year

23 hours ago   |   STAT

An estimated 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year - one every 15 minutes - according to a stark new report released by the Centers of Disease...
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HHS to probe whether Google's ‘Project Nightingale' followed federal privacy law

1 day ago   |   STAT

A federal regulator is investigating whether the federal privacy law known as HIPAA was followed when Google collected millions of patient records through a partnership with...
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Valued for their tech, Silicon Valley digital health companies rely heavily on armies of faraway coaches

1 day ago   |   STAT

SAN FRANCISCO - Talk to investors about why they like Omada Health, and they point you first to its technology. The startup, they rave, deploys sleek devices to monitor...
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SpaceX fires up Crew Dragon thrusters in key test after April explosion

SpaceX fires up Crew Dragon thrusters in key test after April explosion

Eight SuperDraco thrusters fired during a ground test Wednesday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX test-fired the Crew Dragon spacecraft's eight... Read more ...

Life on Mars breakthrough? NASA's 2020 rover will dig for alien fossils and...

Life on Mars breakthrough? NASA's 2020 rover will dig for alien fossils and 'ancient life'

NASA scientists aim to dig up proof of “ancient microbial life” on Mars with the aid of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission. Read more ...

California is becoming a nightmare. Here's why the state is getting...

California is becoming a nightmare. Here's why the state is getting unlivable, according to science

In the last decade, California has seen a devastating drought , enormous and deadly fires , and a skyrocketing homeless population . Taken together, these factors are making... Read more ...

Solar Eclipse: NASA shares a breathtaking eclipse photo snapped by Apollo 12...

Solar Eclipse: NASA shares a breathtaking eclipse photo snapped by Apollo 12 astronauts

NASA'S Apollo 12 astronauts took this beautiful picture of a solar eclipse on their journey to the Moon, 50 years ago. Read more ...

Big One earthquake warning: ‘Real threat' of major California strike

Big One earthquake warning: ‘Real threat' of major California strike

A MAJOR California earthquake “will” strike and residents of the US west coast must prepare immediately, an expert has warned. Read more ...

Weather warning: Big freezes and extreme conditions will INCREASE due to...

Weather warning: Big freezes and extreme conditions will INCREASE due to global warning

FREEZING weather across the south of the US and southern Europe will become more common in the future as the jet stream becomes wavier and the polar vortex weakens due to... Read more ...

Supervolcano WARNING: Humans would struggle to survive eruption - but can't...

Supervolcano WARNING: Humans would struggle to survive eruption - but can't prevent it

HUMANITY would struggle to survive a supervolcano eruption, and there is little we can do but sit back and accept our fate, one expert has warned. Read more ...

Kiddo wants to make it easier for parents to supplement their children's...

Kiddo wants to make it easier for parents to supplement their children's learning

Dubai-based Leo Technologies Ltd this week announced the launch of its latest app Kiddo, which aims to make it easier for parents to evaluate various kid-friendly activities... Read more ...

NASA news: Planet Nine has already been spotted but NASA doesn't know yet...

NASA news: Planet Nine has already been spotted but NASA doesn't know yet - study

NASA may have already found the mysterious and elusive Planet Nine - but the space agency does not know it yet, according to a new study. Read more ...

Asteroid alert: Monster rock bigger than Shard to ROAR by Earth - NASA warning

Asteroid alert: Monster rock bigger than Shard to ROAR by Earth - NASA warning

A HUGE asteroid bigger than the Shard skyscraper is set to roar past Earth on Boxing Day, and NASA has warned that it is “potentially hazardous”. Read more ...