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WIRED

Health Care Is Broken. Oscar Health Thinks Tech Can Fix It
WIRED
But they've continually been stifled by one kind of information that's very hard to organize: health care data. The industry in America is a mess: yoked together with confusing regulations, perverse incentives, and computers running Windows XP ...
Google parent company invests $375 million in Oscar HealthCNNMoney
Alphabet invests $375 million in Oscar HealthTechCrunch
Google Bets $375M On Medicare Advantage With Oscar Health InvestmentForbes
CNBC -Business Insider -Fortune
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NPR

Feds Urge States To Encourage Cheaper Health Plans Off Insurance Exchanges
NPR
For people who make too much money to qualify for health insurance subsidies on the individual market, there may be no Goldilocks moment when shopping for a plan. No choice is just right. A policy with an affordable premium may come with a deductible ...
The Health 202: Health-care competition in Charlottesville a dramatic example of Obamacare's resilienceWashington Post
For the first time in years, health care may be a winning issue for Democratscleveland.com
Senate Dems' midterm health care message: It's not just ACA repealAxios
CMS.gov -Congressional Budget Office -Margolis Center for Health Policy - Duke University -Health Affairs
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CNBC

Apple is beefing up a team to explore making its own health chips
CNBC
Apple has a team exploring a custom processor that can make better sense of health information coming off sensors from deep inside its devices, job listings show. The effort hints at Apple's ability to pump out custom chips on as-needed basis ...
Apple wants to build a custom health chip for processing biometric dataThe Verge
CNBC: Apple developing chips for processing health data on new fitness sensors9to5Mac
Apple is looking to develop chip for health sensors: reportMarketWatch
Seeking Alpha -Apple - Jobs at Apple-Search
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Weight loss: Surprising scale of health benefits for biggest losers
Science Daily
Using data of 7,670 adult participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the study examined their weight history and results from physical examinations, including waist size, blood sugar and cholesterol levels to determine ...

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NPR

India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul
NPR
That's the tale of two kinds of health care in India – for the wealthy and for the rest of the country. But the prime minister hopes to change all that. In his annual Independence Day speech on Wednesday, Narendra Modi is expected to unveil the biggest ...
India is rolling out a health-care plan for half a billion people. But are there enough doctors?Washington Post
India's Strong Economy Continues to Lead Global GrowthInternational Monetary Fund
How India's high-quality, low-cost model can save American healthcareTimes of India
National Portal of India -Amazon.com -D'Amore-McKim School of Business - Northeastern University
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Forbes

To Keep You Healthy, Health Insurers May Soon Pay Your Rent
Forbes
A homeless man in Phoenix named T.J. made 254 trips to the emergency room, had 32 hospital admissions and cost UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurance company, and the U.S. healthcare system more than $294,000 since 2015.
The Costs of a National Single-Payer Healthcare System - Mercatus CenterMercatus Center

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Bloomberg

Investors Pile Into Health to Shield Holdings From Trade War
Bloomberg
The S&P 500 Health Care Index is the best-performing sector so far this quarter with a 7.8 percent gain, outperforming a 4.5 percent rise in the broader benchmark. Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks are among the biggest outperformers as they rebound ...

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CNN

41 deaths from Ebola in Congo, health officials 'worried'
CNN
The current outbreak is now bigger than the previous outbreak in the Equateur Province of Congo, which was declared over on July 24. During that outbreak, 53 cases were reported including 29 deaths, according to Tedros. Health officials said last week ...
Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to second provinceThe Boston Globe
Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd provinceWFTV Orlando

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Chicago Tribune

Typical kid behavior or a mental-health problem? It can be hard to decide.
Chicago Tribune
Mental-health challenges are a serious - and growing - problem for teenagers: The proportion of 12-to-17-year-olds who said they had recently experienced symptoms of clinical depression increased by 37 percent in the decade ending in 2014, with 1 in 6 ...

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ProPublica

Trusted Health Sites Spread Myths About a Deadly Pregnancy Complication
ProPublica
But you'd never know it from the incomplete, imprecise, outdated and sometimes misleading information published by some of the most trusted consumer health sites in the country. Instead, you might come away with the impression that, as Harvard Health ...


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