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Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health

Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health Companies continue to refine digital diagnostic tools for in-home healthcare at a rapid clip. The latest to launch is an at-home test for urinary tract infections from the Los Angeles-based startup Scanwell Health. The company was founded by Stephen Chen, […]

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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data? The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has been released following a Freedom of Information request. The government […]

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Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50

Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50 Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. I’ve been on a bit of a […]

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GoodRx is coming for subscription prescription services with the launch of GoodRx Care

GoodRx is coming for subscription prescription services with the launch of GoodRx Care Several months after discreetly acquiring the online prescription service HeyDoctor, GoodRx is launching a new service based on the acquisition, GoodRx Care and offering a direct challenge to online prescription services like Hims, Hers, Nurx, Ro and others. Already […]

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, […]

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In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it

In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it Sarah Lisker Contributor Share on Twitter Sarah Lisker is a Program Manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. She manages SOLVE Health Tech, which bridges private sector innovation with public health expertise to make digital […]

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It’s a new era for fertility tech

It’s a new era for fertility tech Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change. Startups in the space are securing hundreds of millions in venture capital investment, a significant increase to the dearth of funding collected in previous years. […]

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The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

The Pill Club raises M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception. The latest effort to secure a significant financing round is The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service. Consumer-focused investor […]

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Birth control delivery startup Nurx now offers an at-home HPV testing kit

Birth control delivery startup Nurx now offers an at-home HPV testing kit Telemedicine startup Nurx — once dubbed the “Uber for birth control” — has launched a direct-to-consumer Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing kit. The addition means its customers can test for the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and a cause of […]

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Nurx raises $36 million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors

Nurx raises million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors Telemedicine startup Nurx recently closed a $36 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. As part of the investment, Kleiner Perkins General Partner Noah Knauf is joining the startup’s board of directors, along with Chelsea Clinton . With this new funding, […]

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