Health, Fitness & Food

Biotech is breaking out. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) climbed to a new 52-week high following a wave of deals in the group. Among them were Merck’s $2.7 billion purchase of cancer drugmaker ArQule, Sanofi’s $2.5 billion buyout of Synthorx, a company specializing in cancer and autoimmune disorder therapies, and Roche’s freshly extended $4.3
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Proteus Digital Health CEO Andrew Thompson Qin Chen | CNBC Proteus Digital Health has spent two decades trying to develop “smart pills” that can be used to tell a smartphone app whether patients have taken their medications. The technology was so promising that, three years ago, investors valued the company at $1.5 billion. But Proteus
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The New York State Department of Health shared photos of some of the products it found to contain vitamin E acetate, a key focus of the department’s investigation into potential causes of vaping-associated lung disease. Source: New York State Department of Health Dank Vapes was the most commonly used THC product among patients who developed
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Look, what “facts” are you going to believe, the ones you hear with your own ears or from Joe Biden‘s spin room? Biden and the Democratic presidential contender’s spokeswoman are denying — strongly — that he called a retired Iowa farmer “fat” at a campaign event Thursday. But audio clearly reveals otherwise. Biden’s team claims
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Kevin Sayer, CEO, Dexcom Scott Mlyn | CNBC Dexcom’s technology chief admits that the maker of continuous blood sugar monitoring systems was caught flat-footed by a technology outage over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and was ill-equipped to properly inform users of the problem. Because of a server glitch, a large number of Dexcom’s customers, who
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Andy Jassy, Amazon AWS  Source: CNBC Amazon‘s next big step in health care is with voice transcription technology that’s designed to allow doctors to spend more time with patients and less time at the computer. At Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference on Tuesday, the company is launching a service called Amazon Transcribe Medical, which transcribes
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Omada Health’s product and clinical heads discussing ideas. Omada Health When Carolyn Jasik recruits doctors to work at Omada Health, where she’s the chief medical officer, she has product developers vet the top candidates to make sure they’re the right fit. Jasik, a trained physician, has seen numerous well-funded companies in digital health struggle, in
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Source: Outdoor Voices More than 85% of Americans are expected to make purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend, either online or in their local mall, according to a recent poll. To capture their attention, even the most coveted and popular brands are offering deals. Some are kicking off their promotions early, hoping to lure shoppers who
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Science Photo Library – ROGER HARRIS | Brand X Pictures | Getty Images Cancer patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke with 10% of all cancer patients dying from cardiovascular problems, not cancer, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. For some cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrial
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A logo sits on display on a building at the Novartis AG campus in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg | Getty Images Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is close to a deal to purchase the cholesterol drugmaker Medicines Company for nearly $7 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, which
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Karuna Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steve Paul told CNBC on Friday that the biotech firm is hopeful its new therapy for schizophrenia will prove effective for patients in a late-stage trial. “We have to get this compound through phase three to get it to patients,” Paul told “Power Lunch.” “We’re cautiously optimistic given the robustness of
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Nick Gregory, a 26-year-old manager, vapes on a JUUL at Botany Bay in Lexington, Ky. Charles Bertram | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Tobacco executives, vaping industry representatives and public health leaders are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House. Juul, the market leading e-cigarette manufacturer, will send
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A marketing campaign from Hims A screenshot from Hims’ website To try and take the stigma out of erectile dysfunction, men’s health start-up Hims turned to rapper Snoop Dogg to deliver the message that, “sexual performance issues are more common than you think.” The animated video is just one of the many commercials Hims runs
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A vape shop worker consumes electronic smoking products in a local store in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 12, 2019. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters Apple said Friday it will ban vaping-related apps from its App Store and has removed all 181 vaping-related currently available. The move comes amid reports of thousands of vaping-related illnesses and
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