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Science 2020-06-24T00:02:00Z

These 5 factors are transforming the healthcare experience for both patients and doctors

Business Insider Intelligence has created an infographic showcasing compelling statistics from its recent digital health research.
Science 2020-06-23T22:36:00Z
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The US's failed coronavirus response continues to snowball — even as federal officials insist they're 'winning the fight'

White House officials continue to insist that the outbreak is contained. The numbers show that's not the case.
Science 2020-06-23T22:00:00Z
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Meet NASA's first female head of human spaceflight, who oversaw SpaceX's astronaut launch and will lead the US return to the moon

NASA has appointed Kathy Lueders to spearhead its upcoming moon missions and lead a new era in human spaceflight.
Science 2020-06-23T20:31:00Z

Elevators can make it easy for the coronavirus to spread. Here's how to lower your risk if you go back to the office.

Riding an elevator can be risky since the coronavirus jumps between people in close contact. But there are ways to minimize your risk.
Science 2020-06-23T20:08:00Z

How risky daily activities are during the coronavirus pandemic, ranked from safest to most dangerous

Avoid big indoor parties, but there are low-risk ways to play, eat, and even date new people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Science 2020-06-23T19:59:00Z

THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

In a new 2018 report, Business Insider Intelligence defines the opaque US telehealth market, forecasts the market growth potential and value, outlines the key drivers behind usage and adoption, and evaluates the opportunity telehealth solutions will afford all stakeholders.
Science 2020-06-23T18:04:24Z

450 billion locusts have been killed this year, but devastating swarms still ravage Africa, India and the Middle East

Kenya is facing its worst locust infestation in 70 years. India, Ethiopia, and Somalia are also beset by near-biblical plagues.
Science 2020-06-23T17:33:00Z

Fauci says racism is fueling the coronavirus 'double whammy' killing Black Americans at high rates

Fauci was asked on Tuesday whether "racism itself" may be a big part of what's driving the high coronavirus death rate in Black Americans.
Tech 2020-06-23T16:52:27Z

These $229 clear shields may be protecting your desk when you go back to the office

Employers can purchase Poppin's shields, priced between $229 and $389, and stand them on any type of desk as a distancing measure.

Can you spread the coronavirus if you don't know you have it? 5 things to know about asymptomatic COVID-19

There's growing evidence that COVID-19 is being spread by people who have it but don't show symptoms.
News 2020-06-23T15:45:18Z

Texas temporarily suspended alcohol permits for 12 bars after an undercover sting operation found they violated coronavirus restrictions

The undercover operation comes about a month after Texas began reopening its economy, resulting in a surge of new coronavirus cases.
Science 2020-06-23T15:34:00Z

The coronavirus death rate in the US is almost 50 times higher than that of the flu. See how they compare by age bracket.

On average in the US, the flu's death rate is .1%, while the coronavirus' death rate is 5.2%. The comparison is even more stark for people over 85.
Science 2020-06-23T15:27:00Z

Men who have recovered from the coronavirus may be better plasma donors than women

Men tend to get more severe cases of coronavirus, so male survivors generally have more antibodies in their blood. That makes them good plasma donors.
Tech 2020-06-23T15:21:46Z

Amazon says it's creating a $2 billion green energy fund to invest in companies working to build a carbon-free future

Amazon says it wants to be completely powered by renewable energy by 2025, earlier than first planned.
Science 2020-06-23T13:18:00Z

Microsoft Azure and Johns Hopkins Medicine have partnered to accelerate precision medicine

Microsoft Azure and Johns Hopkins Medicine partnered to leverage Microsoft's AI and analytics tools to facilitate precision medicine breakthroughs.
Tech 2020-06-23T13:05:00Z

People are scrambling to buy these $10 disposable urinal bag packs on Amazon that you can pee into to avoid public restrooms during the pandemic

Search for TravelJohn's urinal bags on Amazon increased five times between May 2 and June 6, and sales for its solid waste bags have also multiplied.
Science 2020-06-23T09:54:07Z

The White House has halted mandatory COVID-19 temperature checks and symptom screening for most visitors and staff

Checks will remain for those in "close proximity" to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Politics 2020-06-23T09:13:17Z

Saudi Arabia banned Hajj for international visitors this year due to the coronavirus, forfeiting as much as $4 billion in revenue

Around 70% of Muslims who complete the Hajj each year come from outside Saudi Arabia, meaning the government will lose out on billions in revenue.
Politics 2020-06-23T01:40:05Z

Top Democrats say Trump administration has 'failed to disburse' nearly $14 billion in testing and contact tracing funds, which were approved by Congress back in April

At least six states saw record single-day increases last week. Experts have reiterated that testing and contact tracing are the key to safe reopening.
Science 2020-06-22T23:05:00Z

TELEMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: How telehealth can help US hospitals and health systems manage the $238 billion mental health crisis

This report outlines how the US' mental health crisis falls on health systems, and how they can navigate the costly dilemma with telemental health.
Tech 2020-06-22T20:14:06Z

The new Apple Watch update will detect when you're washing your hands to make sure you do it for long enough

Hand-washing, while always a necessity, has become more important than ever to do properly due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Premium BI Prime 2020-06-22T20:07:00Z

Dozens of drugmakers are racing to develop coronavirus vaccines. Here's exactly how they see 2020 playing out in the sprint for a cure.

Research is moving historically fast to produce a coronavirus vaccine. BI identified 30 experimental vaccines expected to start human testing in 2020.
Science 2020-06-22T20:05:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Science 2020-06-22T20:03:00Z

Your blood type may impact how hard you get hit by the coronavirus, new research shows

People with blood type A are 50% more likely to develop severe coronavirus symptoms than patients with other blood types.
News 2020-06-22T19:36:02Z

As Texas reports 10th straight day of record-high coronavirus hospitalizations, ex-FDA chief warns outbreaks could be 'tipping over into exponential growth'

On Sunday, Texas reported 4,430 new coronavirus cases, marking an all-time high since the outbreak began.
News 2020-06-22T19:21:00Z

Oklahoma just reported its highest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases, after 3 weeks of rising numbers

It's too soon to know how President Trump's rally in Tulsa on Saturday will affect the state's outbreak, however.
Opinion 2020-06-22T18:05:00Z

TikTok-gate is a bad sign for Trump

The candidate whose supporters are having more fun usually wins, and it seems like the anti-Trump vote is having a better time right now.
News 2020-06-22T17:37:47Z

Florida's daily coronavirus cases have more than quadrupled since reopening

Two hospitals in Palm Beach County, Florida's third-most populous county, have no open ICU beds. Across the state, 75% of beds are occupied.
Premium Science 2020-06-22T16:21:00Z

Drugmakers are racing to repurpose existing medicines to fight the novel coronavirus. Here's what you need to know about the 17 leading medications being put to the test.

Repurposed drugs are the best near-term hope for a coronavirus treatment. Here are the top candidates now being tried in patients.
Tech 2020-06-22T16:12:00Z

This $4,500 enclosed testing portal allows a healthcare worker to stand inside and test people for COVID-19 as offices start reopening. Here's how it works.

A medical professional stands inside the glass box, places their hands through a pair of gloves, and then tests the person on the outside.
News 2020-06-22T15:39:00Z

Our ongoing list of how countries are reopening, and which ones remain under lockdown

China, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain had implemented mass quarantines to slow the coronavirus spread.
Premium Science 2020-06-22T14:52:00Z

Gilead turned a failed Ebola drug into the first effective coronavirus treatment. Here's everything you need to know about remdesivir.

The antiviral was previously tested as a treatment for hepatitis C and Ebola. Here's why remdesivir is now the leading treatment for COVID-19.
Science 2020-06-22T14:42:00Z

These are the places that rely the most on tourism around the world, and could be the worst-hit as travel collapses

Travel has been devastated by the novel coronavirus, which has hit almost every country. The fallout is likely to hit some places more than others.
Insider Intelligence 2020-06-22T14:30:06Z

A new NHS study highlights rising demand for VR healthcare training

VR-trained clinicians were more successful in performing coronavirus-related clinical tasks compared with those trained using traditional instruction.
Healthcare 2020-06-22T14:00:00Z

The $96 billion biotech Gilead will start testing a new version of the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it could make remdesivir available to vastly more patients

If the inhaled version of remdesivir works, it "could have significant implications in helping to stem the tide of the pandemic," Gilead's CEO said.
Science 2020-06-22T12:59:00Z

Proteus Digital Health has filed for bankruptcy

Proteus Digital Health, maker of the first trackable, sensor-embedded pill to earn FDA clearance, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Politics 2020-06-22T12:05:44Z

Germany's coronavirus infection rate has surged after 1,300 workers in a meat factory tested positive for COVID-19

Germany's R rate has surged to 2.88, meaning the number of coronavirus cases has risen quickly in the last four days.
Politics 2020-06-22T11:34:19Z

Inside the US government's $347 million plan to fight the global glass vial shortage ahead of a coronavirus vaccine rollout

Under Operation Warp Speed, the US government has signed contracts with two vial makers to scale up production. They have a daunting task ahead.
Science 2020-06-21T18:04:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Opinion 2020-06-21T13:37:00Z

The pandemic makes it clear: it's time to finally address the mental health crisis in America

The US was in the midst of a mental health crisis even before the pandemic. As we fight COVID-19, we also need to fight the mental health crisis.
News 2020-06-21T13:02:20Z

Sweden's 'herd immunity' hopes are fading as only a small fraction of the population has coronavirus antibodies

Sweden did not impose a strict lockdown unlike most European countries and relied on citizens to enact voluntary social distancing measures.
Science 2020-06-21T09:29:00Z

No-lockdown Sweden is compelling parents to send their children to school. Some fear their kids could ultimately be taken away if they refuse.

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Science 2020-06-20T20:03:00Z

THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025

Business Insider Intelligence explores the drivers lighting a fire under the DTx market and unpacks the ways vendors reach their intended audiences.
News 2020-06-20T15:43:40Z

A strain of the coronavirus imported from Europe is most likely to blame for the outbreak in Beijing, WHO believes

Experts believe that imported frozen foods used at the wholesale market could have been contaminated with the virus during packaging or transportation.
Politics 2020-06-20T15:33:00Z

White House coronavirus advisers Fauci and Birx reportedly warned about the risks of Trump's Tulsa rally, but he's going ahead with it anyway

Trump has publicly distanced himself from his coronavirus advisers, ending daily coronavirus briefings and publicly breaking with Fauci.
Science 2020-06-20T12:58:00Z

Just wear masks already, America. It's a small price to pay for saving lives.

Public-health officials have had difficulty enforcing mask requirements as the policy became politically charged.
News 2020-06-20T09:28:24Z

Brazil has become the second country to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases. It could soon exceed the US for infections and deaths.

Brazil saw 54,771 new infections and 1,206 new deaths on Friday. Meanwhile, the US surpassed 2 million infections earlier in June.
News 2020-06-20T07:23:00Z

AMC reverses course after initially saying it won't require face masks when theaters reopen to avoid 'political controversy'

"We thought it might be counterproductive if we forced mask-wearing on those people who believe strongly that it is not necessary," CEO Adam Aron said.
Science 2020-06-20T06:02:41Z

The WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic 100 days ago. In a little over 3 months, the virus has left devastation in its wake and doesn't show signs of stopping yet.

As of June 19, the coronavirus has infected nearly 8.5 million people, and the death toll surpassed 450,000.
Science 2020-06-19T23:03:00Z

Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer

BI Prime offers an inside look at the pitch deck that helped Devoted Health each a $1.8 billion valuation before signing up a single customer.
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