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Health Insurance Startup Oscar Raises $375M from Alphabet

Health Insurance Startup Oscar Raises $375M from Alphabet In the Wired interview, Schlosser spoke of transmitting data in real time, advancing user engagement on an app, and using AI to process claims-perhaps leaving little wonder why Alphabet saw potential in Oscar . Google employee and former CEO of YouTube, Salar Kamanger, is also set to join Oscar's board. Prior to this investment by Alphabet, Oscar had secured funding from two business divi... [Full Article...]

This top 10 USA medical school offering free tuition

This top 10 USA medical school offering free tuition New York University medical students received life-changing news on Thursday - the School of Medicine will cover full tuition going forward for all current and future students, regardless of need or merit. Those range from around $27,000 to $29,000 per year, according to the medical school. More than 86 percent of medical school graduates carry educational debt, and 41 percent of those students ... [Full Article...]

More than 70 people overdose in a single day in New Haven

The Rev. Luk De Volder, rector of the historic Trinity Church on the Green, told the paper there were ambulances on the Green on Monday night as well. Officials described a hectic scene as emergency crews worked to respond to all of the overdose reports. "Do not come down to the Green and purchase this K2", New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell warned, according to WABC-TV. [Full Article...]

Would you trust a smartphone app to prevent pregnancies? The FDA does

Would you trust a smartphone app to prevent pregnancies? The FDA does The FDA warns that Natural Cycles "should not be used by women who have a medical condition where pregnancy would be associated with a significant risk to the mother or the fetus or those now using birth control or hormonal treatments that inhibit ovulation" and that the app "does not provide protection against sexually transmitted infections". [Full Article...]

30 hospitalised after overdosing on synthetic marijuana in Connecticut

This isn't the first time the city has seen a mass-overdose - a New Haven man pleaded guilty to charges in connection with overdoses of more than a dozen people in June 2016 . A "mass overdose" appears to have taken place in a CT park today (Aug. 15), according to news reports. Sandy Bogucki, EMS medical director in New Haven, said they heard from people on the green Wednesday morning that it "... [Full Article...]

E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes

E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes Nevertheless, this study, taken along with some earlier ones, suggests that we may need to worry a bit more about the use of e-cigarettes, especially among the young, Weimer said. David Thickett said in a podcast. In an accompanying podcast, Professor Thickett said the tobacco giants, who have bought up numerous e-cigarette companies, have an agenda to portray e-cigarettes as safe. [Full Article...]

3 arrests made after at least 60 K2 overdoses in New Haven

At least one arrest was made on the green. A local man believed to be connected to at least "some" of the overdoses was arrested later that afternoon, according to the New Haven Police Department. In two cases, Narcan was not effective in the field, but a high dose of Narcan at the hospital was effective in combating the overdose effects. "[Fire Chief] Alston says the substance appears to be... [Full Article...]

Overdose prevention workers want efforts scaled up, not put on hold

Overdose prevention workers want efforts scaled up, not put on hold Overdose Prevention Ottawa, which runs a safe consumption space in the city and applied to run a mobile site said that facility's fate is now unclear. According to police, it's believed the drugs responsible are a deadly batch of fentanyl or carfentanil. "We thought the site was really going to help us reduce the number of deaths and engage more people in discussions about where to access treatm... [Full Article...]


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