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Israel’s Healthy.io raises $60 million, gets FDA ok for urine test

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Healthy.io said on Thursday it raised $ 60 million in funding and received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its smartphone-based urine albumin test to aid in diagnosing chronic kidney disease. The funding round was led by Corner Ventures with participation by Joy Capital Ventures and previous… Read More »

Black Leaders Denounce Juul’s $7.5 Million Gift to Medical School

Earlier this month, Meharry Medical College, a 143-year-old historically black institution in Tennessee, proudly announced that it had received the second-largest grant in its history — $ 7.5 million to start a center to study public health issues that affect African-Americans. But the gift has prompted a vehement backlash from African-American health experts and activists… Read More »

There Will Be Over 22 Million Cancer Survivors In The U.S. By 2030, Says New Report

“One in sixteen people in the U.S. will be a cancer survivor by 2030, according to a new report. Pictured are cancer survivors at the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life’ in Indiana, 2012. Photo credit: Getty Royalty-free. Getty A new report has predicted that there will be 22.1 million people with a personal history… Read More »

21 million children miss first dose of measles vaccine every year

Two doses of vaccine are required for it to be fully effectiveOwen Humphreys/PA Wire By New Scientist staff and Press Association An estimated 169 million children worldwide have missed out on getting the first dose of a measles vaccine, according to an analysis by the children’s charity Unicef. This includes nearly 2.6 million children in… Read More »