Health and Wellness

healthcare innocation
By  Tammy Lovell 05:41 am January 11, 2021
Record levels of capital were allocated and deployed to support innovative companies in the healthcare industry in 2020, according to a report by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The Healthcare Investments and Exits Annual Report provides an overview of trends and data covering venture fundraising and deal flow in the life sciences sector globally.  It found that investment in Europe sky-rocketed in...
The program builds upon the WW method and gives members access to on-demand and live coaching, an online community of peers, and a variety of virtual events.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:14 pm January 4, 2021
WW International has released its latest approach to weight loss, a fully immersive digital membership plan called Digital 360. The program builds upon the WW weight loss method and gives members access to on-demand and live coaching, an online community of peers, and a variety of virtual experiences and events. Specifically, the Digital 360 program includes a personalized weight loss and...
PouchPass, Consumer trends
By  Sara Mageit 08:29 am December 29, 2020
A multidimensional approach to health was already gaining considerable momentum prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. From physical fitness, to mental wellbeing, the health tech consumer landscape was evolving and innovating at a steady speed. However, what was previously modest growth in health tech adoption has since spiked rapidly due to the pandemic. According to a study by Deloitte, due to...

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By  Dean Koh 10:43 pm December 16, 2020
Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform announced it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Tsumura China Inc. to strengthen the Chinese medicine supply chain via the "Internet Healthcare + Pharmacies" service model. Tsumura is a manufacturer of Kampo medicines in Japan and predominately engages in the standardized planting of high-quality Chinese herbal...
GSK Consumer Healthcare
By  Sara Mageit 06:39 am December 14, 2020
GSK Consumer Healthcare and healthcare consultancy Vintura have announced the summary report, The Health-Economic Benefits of Self-care in Europe. The study, which is based on insights collected in a literature research with around 300 scanned articles and interviews with relevant stakeholders, found four key barriers that Europe must address in order to improve everyday health: health literacy,...
By  Dave Muoio 02:28 pm December 7, 2020
The Commons Project announced Friday that its free personal health record system for Android devices is supported by 230 U.S. health systems and is on track to add another 110 or so providers before the end of 2020. Called CommonHealth, the tool was developed and piloted by the University of California San Francisco and other systems as far back as September of last year and picked up an...
Flow app, mental health, therapy app

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By  Sara Mageit 05:17 am November 25, 2020
Medically approved in the UK and EU, the Flow headset and therapy app treatment for depression aims to tackle ‘lockdown loneliness’ and mental health outcomes by providing at-home access to treatment. Flow involves patients wearing a brain stimulation headset, while using a behavioural therapy app, which improves areas known to impact depression, including sleep and nutrition. WHY IT MATTERS As...
Moodbeam One, Mental health tracking

Credit: Moodbeam One device 

By  Sara Mageit 05:54 am November 10, 2020
A partnership between Hull-based health tech brand, Moodbeam and Agencia’s Primary Care Direct aims to trial a self-reporting wellbeing tool to support GPs and clinical staff. Amicus Health, a GP practice in Devon, will trial the Moodbeam One wearable device for eight weeks to monitor the mood of their 70 non-clinical and clinical staff. Users at the practice will be able to log how they are...
By  Dean Koh 05:20 am October 29, 2020
Medical equipment manufacturer Omron, healthtech startup HeartVoice and local insurer Great Eastern announced the launch of a health program in Singapore that allows its users to take control of their own health with easy-to-access tools and support for a healthier and happier life. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The program, known as Back on Track! aims to help individuals stay actively engaged with their...
Mommymoon logo next to pregnant person with landscape background
By  Mallory Hackett 12:10 pm October 23, 2020
Mommymoon, a digital holistic health company for pregnant people, launched its online platform today. Founded this summer in the midst of the pandemic, Mommymoon works to connect expecting mothers with an array of pregnancy services that are conducted all online. Users can choose to participate in a number of classes, including pre- and postnatal livestream yoga classes, pregnancy support groups...