Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using AI technology to speed up blood testing, has closed a $27.8 million Series C funding round. The company has built a desktop machine, called OLO, that analyzes cartridges manually loaded with drops of the patient’s blood — performing blood counts in situ. The new funding is […]
Johnson & Johnson’s robotic surgery and medical device division, Ethicon, is dropping $3.4 billion in cash to pick up Auris Health, a developer of robotic diagnostics and surgical devices initially focused on detecting and treating lung cancer. The healthcare giant said an additional $2.35 billion in payouts may be possible if Auris hits certain milestones. […]
After winding down its consumer-oriented operations last July, mental health startup Lantern has partnered with larger mental health providers to license its IP. In addition to licensing its IP to Omada Health, Lantern has licensed its tech to Spring Health, Ginger.io and two others. Spring Health, which offers mental health benefits for large employers, provides personalized, […]
Artificial intelligence is widely heralded as something that could disrupt the jobs market across the board — potentially eating into careers as varied as accountants, advertising agents, reporters and more — but there are some industries in dire need of assistance where AI could make a wholly positive impact, a core one being healthcare. Despite […]
First, it was avocados. Then it was matcha. Now, the latest magical elixir to permeate the wellness industry is cannabidiol, also known as CBD.
Derived from industrial hemp, CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound (read: it will not make you high) that many people have found to yield all sorts of medicinal benefits like pain relief, easing anxiety, alleviating insomnia, and a whole lot more. (Actual medical studies have not quite caught up to support these claims though — so for now, any benefits are just anecdotal.)
Unlike its cousin THC, CBD will not make your neurotransmitters go ballistic. It actually does the opposite — it abates your stress and helps you calm down. That’s why it’s become the wellness circuit’s hottest commodity, making its way into a bevy of products, including bath salts, coffee, tinctures, oil, lotions, and *drum roll* gummy bears. Read more…
Insulin pills have long been a kind of Holy Grail for people living with diabetes. A research team at MIT believes it may have taken an important step toward that dream with a new blueberry-sized capsule made of compressed insulin. Once ingested, water dissolves a disk of sugar, using a spring to release a tiny […]
Some of the products included here are only legal in certain states; see here to determine whether or not you can legally make a purchase. Additionally, THC/CBD edibles and additives are not necessarily FDA-approved.
CBD: Just another faddish health trend soon to go the way of oil-pulling, or a legitimate saving grace to those suffering from pain and anxiety? It’s hard to say: Legions of people have been swearing by the curative effects of CBD, saying it does everything from easing depression to reducing acne to alleviating cancer symptoms. But one of the most touted benefits of CBD is its ability to help with anxiety. Read more…
Calm, the meditation and wellness app that launched back in 2012, has today announced the close of an $88 million Series B financing with a valuation of $1 billion. (We have not been able to clarify whether the valuation was post- or pre-money.) The funding was led by TPG Growth, with participation from CAA and […]