Google Life Sciences, Sanofi Collaborate on Creating Digital Health Tools for Diabetes

7 Google Ventures Poised to Revolutionize Healthcare_Google's Alphabet Launches Life Sciences Company

Google Life Sciences, the new division under the recently established Google Alphabet is teaming up with French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to improve care and outcomes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, adding to recent partnerships with Novartis AG and DexCom Inc.  The collaboration aims to explore ways to collect, analyze and understand multiple sources of information impacting diabetes.. This includes health indicators such as blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels,
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8 Recent Trends on How Millennials Shop for Healthcare

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Millennials overtook Baby Boomers this year as the largest living generation; and while Baby Boomers may currently consume most healthcare resources, the move to value-based care and increased focus on prevention is driving healthcare providers to better understand and reach Millennial patients.  As part of its ongoing research on the changing practice of the art of medicine, Nuance Communications, Inc. today released new data on generational patient behaviors and the slideshare
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Tienda Diabetes, IBM Launch First-Ever Specialized Online Drugstore in Mexico

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IBM is collaborating with Tienda Diabetes, a leading Mexican healthcare provider to launch Farmacia Online, the first-ever specialized online drugstore in Mexico. The partnership will provide diabetes patients with affordable same-day delivery options for medicines, treatments and personalized care. By using IBM Commerce capabilities, online sales have soared 50 percent, with the average order value increasing by more than 60 percent. Diabetes is one of Mexico's top health
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J&J, PCH Launch Hardware for Health Accelerator to Bring Hardware Health Startups to Market

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Johnson & Johnson is collaborating with hardware manufacturing company PCH to launch the Hardware for Health accelerator to bring innovative health hardware entrepreneurs from concept to consumer. Under terms of the collaboration, Hardware for Health combines PCH’s experience in consumer hardware and startups with Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s knowledge and access to the pharmaceutical, device and consumer health markets in a custom-fit program to bring hardware health companies to
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New Self-Test Kit Can Detect Cancer and Prevent Heart Failure – with a Simple Prick of the Finger

New Self-Test Kit Can Detect Cancer and Prevent Heart Failure – with a Simple Prick of the Finger

  Dr Now, a UK-based medical diagnostic and delivery mobile platform from Now Healthcare Group, has unveiled a self-test ‘tumor marker’ kits to help diagnose ovarian cancer and assess the severity of potential future heart failure. The self diagnosis test kits allow patients to administer a thorough blood test themselves, simply by pricking their finger and providing a small blood sample. Results are then returned to the patient within 24 hours of the sample being received by the Dr Now
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5 Tips for Helping Med Students Conquer Information Overload

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The practice of medicine includes dealing with tons of information, from prescription drug updates to the latest evidence-based treatment guidelines. How does a med student keep current with disease, drug and guideline data while making rounds and learning the ropes of clinical care all at the same time? With medical schools starting up again for the year, the physician-editors of DynaMed Plus offer their suggestions for med students. The DynaMed Plus editors are all MDs or DOs at
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Google’s Alphabet Launches Life Sciences Company

7 Google Ventures Poised to Revolutionize Healthcare_Google's Alphabet Launches Life Sciences Company

After Google's announcement to restructure into Alphabet, Google has launched a Life Sciences company as the first new company under the Alphabet umbrella. "3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to
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Bayer HealthCare Launches Digital Health Accelerator in Berlin

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Bayer HealthCare has launched its own digital health accelerator program in Berlin, Germany called "Grants4Apps," selecting five digital health startups from around the globe that will advance their business ideas and technology in areas such as hormone tests, patient adherence, breathing patterns, clinical trials and vitamin deficiency. The selected five digital health startups will receive financial support of up to 50,000 Euro and will work out of the company's pharmaceutical division in
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How Samsung Is Enhancing Mobile Access to Personal Diabetes Data

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  This post is sponsored by Samsung Business. Almost 30 million children and adults in the United States suffer from diabetes costing the healthcare industry more than $245 billion annually, according to the American Diabetes Association. Managing diabetes effectively requires daily ongoing management to keep blood sugar levels under control. People with diabetes interact with their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system throughout the day and are looking for
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Intel Leverages IoT, Big Data with Open-Source Cancer Cloud

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This week at the Intel Devleoper Forum, Intel announced a collaboration with Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University called the Collaborative Cancer Cloud that uses analytics to advance cancer care via genomics analysis and targeted treatment plans. The precision medicine analytics platform allows institutions to securely share patient genomic, imaging and clinical data for potentially lifesaving discoveries. It will also enable large amounts of data from sites all
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