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Sight Diagnostics, the Israel-based health-tech company behind the FDA-cleared OLO blood analyzer, today announced that it has raised a $71 million Series D round with participation from Koch Disruptive Technologies, Longliv Ventures (which led its Series C round)and crowd-funding platform...

Health is wealth- we all refer to this old saying to highlight the importance of health and fitness in our lives. But how many of us do actually have a fitness routine? Digging deeper into the facts; approximately 3/4th of adults worldwide do not exercise at all. In fact, inadequate physical...

Like most students in China, I had a very long winter vacation. My university shut down completely at the end of January, when Covid-19 lockdowns began, and students were forbidden to return to campus for months.China has been extra careful about school re-opening. With a massive number of...

Healthcare experts are hopeful that artificial intelligence could help doctors figure out which patients need urgent care.At Stanford, physicians at the university’s healthcare facilities will debut, in a month or so, an experimental machine learning-powered triage system. Unlike the machine...

So, you’re thinking about using a commercial DNA testing kit! You’re not alone. Tens of millions of people have already spit into a little vial and mailed it away to a company promising to tell them where their ancestors are from, to show them cousins they didn’t know they had, and to explain...

The recent technological trend in the healthcare industry has brought a virtual doctor into many of our pockets. Be it a serious health condition or a need to track our fitness level, there are thousands of mHealth apps for most of the healthcare use cases. Read the full...

Rep. Suzan DelBene and Sen. Maria Cantwell speak with Peter Nelsen, a Harborview patient recovering from a stroke, at a telemedicine event in Washington in 2019. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg)Rep. Suzan DelBene — a Washington Democrat representing a region renowned for its biotech sector...

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, venturing outside in New York felt like preparing for battle. Germs were invisible bullets from which we tried to shield ourselves using masks and distancing. Staying home was of course the safest...