The key to making it as a health startup: strategize

The past year and a half has been a hotbed for healthcare innovation. Seeing the recent success of many digital health startups, other entrepreneurs are attempting to break into the market for themselves. But in a highly regulated and competitive industry like healthcare, finding your way in the marketplace can be a daunting challenge. “Starting a company can be complex […]

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China virus cases rise as Delta variant challenges Beijing

China’s coronavirus cases hit a seven-month high on Tuesday, after a cluster at a test site drove up numbers as the Delta variant challenges Beijing’s grip on the pandemic. State media has described the current outbreak—which has sparked local lockdowns, mass testing and travel restrictions—as the most severe since the virus emerged in the central city of Wuhan. Authorities had […]

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New York imposes Covid pass as virus returns to China’s Wuhan

New York on Tuesday announced the introduction of a de facto vaccine pass for some public spaces, as China’s Wuhan said it would test all 11 million residents after the coronavirus returned to the place where it first emerged. Meanwhile, half of the European Union’s population has now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an AFP tally showed on Tuesday, putting […]

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Fully vaccinated one-third as likely to get COVID: England study

Fully vaccinated people in England were one-third as likely to test positive for COVID-19, according to an ongoing survey of the population released on Wednesday. The latest findings, from a long-running study by scientists at Imperial College London and market research company Ipsos MORI, were based on 98,233 swabs taken between June 24 and July 12. They showed one in […]

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Body mass index as a risk factor for diabetes varies throughout the world

The unprecedented increase in overweight and obesity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has led to an alarming rise in diabetes in these regions. Of the estimated 463 million people with diabetes worldwide, 79% live in LMICs. Until now, however, there were scant empirical data to guide clinicians and health systems in determining which individuals should be screened for diabetes […]

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Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

Several countries around Asia and the Pacific that are experiencing their first major surges of the coronavirus rushed to implement tough restrictions Friday, a year and a half into a pandemic that many initially weathered well. Faced with rapidly rising numbers of infections in recent months, authorities hope the measures can slow the spread before health care systems are overwhelmed. […]

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As pandemic wanes, will burnout fuel exodus of Colorado health care workers?

Dr. Amy Olson spent much of 2020 in a state of fight-or-flight. First, she feared working without enough proactive gear. Then, her sick coworkers struggled to get tested for COVID-19. Amid all that, she grieved over losing patients, some she’d treated for years, to an unyielding disease. Each day brought new challenges and the 49-year-old’s workload grew and grew. As […]

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Portugal in reverse as delta variant grips Lisbon, cases up

Two months after Portugal began to ease a prolonged lockdown, the Lisbon region is going into reverse due to a surge driven by the coronavirus’ delta variant, which now accounts for more than 7 in 10 new infections in the capital. The country reported 1,556 new infections Thursday—the highest number since Feb. 20. Just over 1,000 of them were in […]

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