Tag Archives: health

Digital health start-up once worth $1.5 billion is racing to keep lights on as investors flee

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… Read More »

Health Spending Grew Modestly, New Analysis Finds – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The burdensome costs of medical care, prescription drugs and health insurance have become dominant issues in the 2020 presidential campaign. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows the nation remains in a period of relatively slow growth in health spending. Health spending in the United States rose… Read More »

Why the medicine you take could actually be bad for your health – New Scientist

Rushing medicines to market is supposed to help people in need. But relying on lower standards of evidence may ultimately cause more harm than good. Health 27 November 2019 By Jessica Hamzelou Tassii/Getty Images WEEKS before their due date, some women find themselves stunned, peering through glass at their baby, a tiny body covered in… Read More »