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The EU-Backed Community of Health Innovators Transforming Health | Katharina Ladewing, EIT Health

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Financially backed by the EU, EIT Health is a pan-European network of health innovators and 150+ corporate and academic partners across the continent who pool their assets to support widespread health innovation across Europe. We caught up with Katharina Ladewing, Managing Director for EIT Health Germany, about the group’s priorities, …

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The Digital-First Health Insurance Startup Changing Healthcare in Nigeria | Femi Kuti, RelianceHMO

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH RelianceHMO is a Nigerian-based health insurance startup that aims to turn the traditional health insurance world upside-down. CEO Femi Kuti delves into how his company is using mobile phones, telemedicine, data science, and even underwriting (!) to make health insurance cheaper — and more accessible. With more than 1800 hospital …

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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 107 | SoftBank Money, Judy Faulkner’s Letter, & Practice Fusion Gossip

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have SoftBank Money! I managed to beat Chrissy Farr to this piece of gossip by about 3 weeks, but digital pharmacy startup Alto raises $250 million from SoftBank. Medloop raises 6 million euros doing communication with patients, and mental health startup Spring Health raises $22 million as …

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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Energize An Ally Tuesday Next month marks the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It’s no exaggeration to say that in the aftermath the NRA, so used to the fallout from these tragedies blowing over with time, never knew what hit ’em. …

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Guy Shares His Cat’s Funny Reaction To Him Opening A Can Thinking It’s Tuna, Gets A Fan Comic Strip

Every cat owner knows that whenever they open a can or package of any kind, their feline friend will take it as a dinner invitation. No matter what you’re eating, fluffy buddies will try to treat themselves a portion of your food. This behavior is so common in cats that it has become a widespread …

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News digest – transforming clinical trials, AI and brain surgery, vaping and breast cancer genetics

Transforming clinical trials to help speed up drug development Testing a new drug typically involves a series of clinical trials that measure the safety and effectiveness of an experimental treatment. But our experts are calling for changes to this traditional set up to allow trials to answer multiple questions at once, for example testing a single drug for multiple cancer types at the same time. The Independent and our press release have the story. Speeding up brain tumour diagnosis using …

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