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Google just invested $32 million in Oscar, a billion-dollar startup that wants to shake up healthcare

The new funding values Oscar, which had in April raised $145 million at a $1.5 billion valuation, at $1.75 billion.<p>Oscar was founded a few years ago but launched publicly in July 2013.<p>Oscar lets users talk to doctors on the phone for free, and it was the first insurance company to give fitness …

Nearly 900,000 US veterans are waiting on healthcare

Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA …

Philips aims to take healthcare from hospitals into homes | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Philips Electronics will emerge from its radical transition away from the lighting industry as a more profitable company focused on consumer healthcare, the head of the group’s Personal Health business told Reuters.<p>The logo of Philips is seen at the company's entrance in …

Thousands Of Doctors Are Protesting Trump’s Plan For Mass Deportation, Say It Will Make America Sick

The American College of Physicians (ACP) called on physicians to speak out against policy proposals seeking to deport the country’s undocumented …

Osaka student steals sports car, wins race with it

A university student stole a Nissan GT-R from a parking lot in Kobe before using it to win a race

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

California assisted suicide bill advances in special healthcare session

A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, …

State government union reaches deal on retiree healthcare

State officials and union leaders have negotiated the first labor agreement to address the growing cost of retiree healthcare since Gov. Jerry Brown made that a goal this year.<p>The agreement affects 13,000 employees who are members of the Professional Engineers in California Government. If approved …

Can a Blood Test Predict Suicide?

Researchers have found blood biomarkers to help them assess suicide risk, but some say the implications for future mental illness treatment are …

Doctors Will Be the Scapegoats in the Coming Obamacare Disaster

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case of <i>King</i> v.<i> Burwell</i> to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from legal …

How our healthcare system can be deadly to the elderly

The nation's healthcare system is endangering the elderly. But few outside the geriatric medical community seem to notice.<p>I learned about this problem the hard way — when caring for an aging parent. My father, a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon, developed Alzheimer's when he turned 78. As his …

Health Care

Yelp Adds Hospital Wait Times And Nursing Home Ratings Using ProPublica Data

Don't make people find the data -- make the data find the people.<p>People have been using Yelp to find hotels and restaurants for years. Now, they can make more informed decisions about hospitals, nursing homes and dialysis centers, too. As part of a new consumer protection initiative, government …

How Consumers Will Fix The Healthcare System, Part II

As I wrote in my last column, consumers are going to be the ones that drive health care reforms in two ways. First, they’re using technology to improve their own health. Second, and the topic of today’s column, consumers will help revolutionize the way health care is delivered. Companies like …

Digital Health

Why employers are really cutting healthcare (it's not Obamacare's Cadillac tax)

For employers, the big ogre still lurking in the mists of the Affordable Care Act is the so-called Cadillac health plan tax, a levy on employer-sponsored health insurance plans valued above a certain threshold.<p>The tax starts in 2018, when the thresholds will be $10,200 for single coverage and …

Zoom Wants Health Care to Be More Like Visiting An Apple Store

The Portland, Oregon-based company has a plan to redesign the “full stack” of medical services and health insurance.<p>There’s one reliable way to get on-demand health care in the United States: have (or wait for) something medically serious to happen to you, and then haul yourself up the triage desk …

More federal cash for health care is not the solution

The federal government will transfer $34-billion to the provinces for health care this year, an amount equal to about 23 per cent of provincial health budgets. That's up from barely 15 per cent in the late 1990s, and represents a 70-per-cent increase in federal cash in the past decade.<p>When …

The Real Dark Side of Health Care: Health Care Corruption

<i>By Roy Poses, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University, and the President of FIRM – the Foundation for Integrity and</i> …

CMA prepared to train doctors in assisted death

The Canadian Medical Association says doctors will need training if they are to assist in a patient's death.<p>Dr. Jeff Blackmer, the CMA's vice-president of medical professionalism, says Canadian doctors have never been taught about assisted death.<p>The act was illegal until the Supreme Court of Canada …

Can technology drive meaningful cultural change in healthcare?

Essentially, many clinicians still live in a culture of fear with respect to their ability to challenge a colleague or superior regarding patient safety issues. The most innovative communication technologies are limited in their effectiveness if the underlying culture still punishes or ignores …

New Research Shows DNA Can Be Altered by Trauma, Passed On to Offspring

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While we have long known that hereditary genes are responsible for physical attributes and for illnesses or allergies, scientists have discovered that the trauma experienced by one generation can alter genes and those mutations can be …