Health and Wellness

By  Sara Mageit 09:29 am August 10, 2020
In a user analysis, 81% of patients using the Flow brain stimulation headset and therapy app to treat depression reported feeling better after three weeks. Thirty four per cent of patients reported an improvement in their mood, while 32% of patients reported a reduction in anxiety and 29% reported a reduction in suicidal thoughts. Flow is a drug-free, at-home treatment that has been medically...
By  Dave Muoio 10:01 am August 6, 2020
Alongside yesterday's reveal of the Galaxy Watch3, Samsung announced that it has received regulatory clearance from the FDA for its ECG monitoring app. But while the watch – which also has built-in sensors enabling blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation – is slated for release on Aug. 6, the company did not say specifically when the new Samsung Health Monitor app that enables these features...
By  Laura Lovett 03:03 pm August 3, 2020
Consumer genomic company Ancestry, which got its start in providing testing for family history, is launching a new product which features next-generation sequencing. The new product aims to help customers gain insights into their health and risk factors.  Called “AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing,” the tool can screen for genes associated with breast cancer, heart disease,...
By  Dave Muoio 02:49 pm July 30, 2020
D2C wellness and telehealth startup Hims & Hers is looking to cut down the time between medication orders and delivery for certain customers. Thanks to a newly announced partnership, patients receiving virtual primary care services through Hims & Hers may choose to select Alto as their preferred pharmacy for prescription deliveries. They will have their orders fulfilled automatically ...
By  Dean Koh 05:05 am July 28, 2020
Life insurance company Prudential and healthcare software company PAI Health announced that PAI Health's science-backed activity metric for heart health, known as Personal Activity Intelligence, will be featured in the Pulse by Prudential (Pulse) digital health app. PAI Health services will be available to Pulse users across 11 markets in Asia. PAI adds to a growing suite of services on Pulse,...
By  Dave Muoio 02:56 pm July 22, 2020
Cure.fit, an Indian fitness, health and lifestyle brand with $400 million in funding, announced this morning the official kickoff of its U.S. launch. Its app is now available for free download on the App Store and Google Play. Founded in 2016, the brand gained steam in its home market by taking a holistic, integrated approach to wellness. The strategy is demonstrated through its range of sub-...
By  Dean Koh 02:39 am July 21, 2020
Founded in May 2017, Singapore-based healthtech startup SSIVIX Lab has recently launched its MyCLNQ mobile app, which provides real-time doctor and clinic availability, offers location-based suggestions for the nearest clinic and earliest available doctor, and confirms booking appointments.  There is also a host of value care services provided, including online doctor consultation so users can...

Photo credit: Walgreens

By  Dave Muoio 03:05 pm July 16, 2020
Retail pharmacy chain Walgreens has cut a new deal with DoorDash that will bring on-demand delivery of over-the-counter medications and other health, wellness and convenience products to consumers, the companies announced today. Starting today, customers living in the Chicago, Atlanta and Denver areas can place orders for more than 2,300 items via the DoorDash app or website. The companies said...

Credit: Meditopia

By  Tammy Lovell 05:15 am July 16, 2020
Turkish-German mental health app Meditopia has today announced a Series A investment of $15 million.  The round was co-led by European venture capital firm Creandum, an early backer of Spotify, iZettle, and Klarna, alongside Highland Europe, the European growth investor behind matchesfashion.com, Zwift and Wolt.  Carl Fritjofsson of Creandum and Fergal Mullen of Highland Europe will join...

Above image: Medical Oncologist, Dr Choo Su Pin, conducting a Second Opinion consult via Oncoshot's second opinion portal. Credit: Oncoshot

By  Dean Koh 04:02 am July 16, 2020
Singapore medical start-up Oncoshot announced that it is partnering with digital healthcare provider MyDoc, to give cancer patients access to second opinion advice from leading oncologists. Founded in 2018, Oncoshot is a collaborative platform for cancer patients and oncologists and according to the start-up, their technology “allows patients to share their data with trial institutes and sponsors...