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Fuzzy Pet Health launches a $10-per-month telemedicine vet care plan – TechCrunch

June 27, 2018

A new subscription service will now let you chat with a vet from your smartphone for $10 per month. This telemedicine vet care plan is the latest from Fuzzy Pet Health, a subscription vet care service providing in-home vet visits to subscribers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. But while in-home pet care may take […]

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FirstVet swipes $6M to expand its pet advice telehealth service – TechCrunch

June 27, 2018

Pet services can be serious startup business. Witness the likes of dog walking startups Rover and Wag, for example. At the same time digital health is a major area of interest for entrepreneurs, thanks to reliable demand meeting tech’s disruptive potential. Well, Sweden’s FirstVet is dabbling in both — offering remote video consultations and advice for […]

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This smart prosthetic ankle adjusts to rough terrain – TechCrunch

June 25, 2018

Prosthetic limbs are getting better and more personalized, but useful as they are, they’re still a far cry from the real thing. This new prosthetic ankle is a little closer than others, though: it moves on its own, adapting to its user’s gait and the surface on which it lands. Your ankle does a lot […]

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With CBD, marijuana-based medicine gets its first greenlight from the FDA – TechCrunch

June 25, 2018

In a news release today, the FDA announced its approval of a marijuana-derived drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures in a subset of patients suffering from severe epilepsy. Epidiolex contains CBD, a cannabis chemical compound skyrocketing in popularity and driving what is estimated to have doubled into a $200 million market in 2018. CBD is […]

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AARP commits $60 million to a fund backing new treatments for dementia – TechCrunch

June 25, 2018

Dementia, the syndrome caused by several brain illnesses affecting memory, motor skills, thinking and behavior, affects 47 million people around the world and is projected to afflict 75 million by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. It’s a syndrome that’s not only debilitating for the people who live with it but also for their […]

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Meru Health wants to make mental health care more accessible – TechCrunch

June 25, 2018

Getting mental health services can be burdensome. And if you’re already going through a tough time, you’re probably looking for help sooner than later. But based on the current landscape, it can take months to find the right therapist who also takes your insurance. This is where Meru Health hopes to come in. By providing […]

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Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it – TechCrunch

June 22, 2018

Are you ready for some scary numbers? After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits,” Facebook is preparing to turn that commitment into a Time Well Spent product. Buried in Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased “Your Time on Facebook” feature. It shows the tally […]

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Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, wants to serve the world’s freshest cheeseburger for just $6. On June 27th, after eight years in development, Creator unveils its first robot restaurant before opening […]

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Using tech and $100M, Dr Consulta transforms healthcare for the poorest – TechCrunch

June 19, 2018

Healthcare delivery is an incredibly complex topic, but one that has a simple truth: health security is key to living a good life, and, ultimately, for developing a strong economy. Unfortunately, billions worldwide suffer from lack of access to even the most basic of medical diagnostics and treatments, since doctors often aren’t available and the […]

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‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization – TechCrunch

June 18, 2018

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of Diseases. The volume, out this week, diagnoses the newly minted […]

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