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Cigna leads Omada Health's latest $50M investment round | Medcity News
Omada Health raised $50 million in a new investment round for its digital diabetes-prevention platform.
Bill puts conditions on $65M for VA to procure Cerner EHR | Health Data Management
A military appropriations bill gives $65 million to fund the VA's switch to a Cerner EHR but stipulates that only 25% of the money can be spent or obligated until VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin explains how the EHR would be developed and how it would interoperate with the Department of Defense's system.
The FBI is investigating Oregon digital health startup Zoom, which allegedly falsified medical claims so it wouldn't have to pay into the ACA risk adjustment program.
Missouri senate penal advances abortion regulations | The New York Times
Missouri senators voted in favor of new abortion clinic restrictions in a bill that also voids a St. Louis ordinance that prohibits housing and employment discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions."
Drones could carry AEDs to people in cardiac arrest to deliver shocks faster, which would improve survival rates, according to researchers.
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Preventing suicide may one day be the work of algorithms. Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have designed algorithms that can predict, with 80% to 90% accuracy, whether a person will attempt suicide within the following two years.
Opioid dealers embrace the dark web to send deadly drugs by mail | The New York Times
Sellers and buyers of synthetic opioids are turning to the Dark Web, where they can traffic in the drugs relatively anonymously.
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Making art activates brain's reward pathway | Science Daily
Wonder why doodling feels so nice? It might be because it, and other arts and crafts, send blood to the part of the brain associated with rewards, showing "that there might be inherent pleasure in doing art activities," said the leader researcher of a new study.
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