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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision

The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, how the country’s National Health Service operates to accommodate the plugging in of “healthtech” apps and services — to ...

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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision

The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, how the country’s National Health Service operates to accommodate the plugging in of “healthtech” apps and services — to ...

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Russian ombudsman wants nationwide block on AliExpress over fears for kids’ health

The Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed developing a procedure for blocking AliExpress and similar e-trading platforms, as they can bypass regulations to sell goods that are dangerous for children. Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova sent a letter containing this proposal to Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika in late September, Kommersant daily reported on Thursday. READ MORE: Duma committee approves draft law ...

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‘If it's cancer, it's cancer’: Duterte admits his health ‘got worse’, awaits screening results

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte has acknowledged that his health has deteriorated and that he has undergone a colonoscopy and endoscopy, fearing it could be cancer. Three weeks after having his digestive tract as well as his colon examined, the 73-year-old President of the Philippines said that he had to take additional tests this week to see if he has any ...

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‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners

It’s never particularly easy to raise a round of venture capital — but I think most experienced founders will tell you its not quite as bad the second or third time around, when you’ve got some experience under your belt and a track record to present to VCs. It helps if you’re male too, at least according to all the ...

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Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves

Spire’s Health Tags, the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store. The company started out with a breath tracking device to detect when you are feeling tense and help calm you down. But four years in and ...

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Booze bad: No amount of alcohol is safe, health study warns

Any and all alcohol consumption is bad for your health, according to a new global report from health experts, who are attempting to settle the drinking debate once and for all. The report, published in The Lancet medical journal, claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind and goes against previous studies which have suggested a glass of red ...

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Grab ‘em by the… parts? Health website says ‘parts’ and ‘front hole’ better than ‘vagina’

If you’ve ever been bothered or offended by the words ‘vagina’ and ‘penis,’ you’ll be happy to hear that a San Francisco-based healthcare website has some interesting new ideas about how we should be referring to our genitalia. In a newly published safe-sex guide, the popular Healthline website opted to include more “gender-inclusive” terms, which rather unfortunately resulted in the phrase “front hole” being used ...

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Afghanistan suicide blast in Kabul kills 25, injures 35 – Health Ministry

A suicide blast in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul has killed 25 people, the Health Ministry has said. A further 35 were wounded in the explosion that occurred on Wednesday in a mainly Shi’ite area of the city. A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up outside an educational center in the western part of the capital. No one has claimed ...

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Chechnya tops statistics for children’s health, Kadyrov attributes success to sports and temperance

The head of the Chechen Republic has announced plans to make sport a way of life in the region, saying that children should be encouraged to exercise by example rather than formal demands. In a recent interview with RIA Novosti, Kadyrov said that the very first steps taken by Chechen authorities after the end of the war with terrorists had ...

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