Health - Medecine

How Elizabeth Holmes Soured the Media on Silicon Valley

NYT Tech - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:33
Testimony in the fraud trial of Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, shows how much coverage of the tech industry has changed over the years.

The Tech Gifts That Are Hard to Buy This Holiday Season

NYT Tech - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:47
The list of scarce gadgets is long, driven by a chip shortage. Don’t wait until Black Friday for the best deals.

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to the Obama Foundation

NYT Tech - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:28
The gift was the largest yet for the Obama Foundation and was one in a series of splashy donations by Mr. Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, in recent months.

Key Pieces of Evidence in the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

NYT Tech - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 10:03
Prosecutors in the Elizabeth Holmes trial have presented a company report, an investor letter and internal emails to show that she intentionally deceived doctors, patients and investors.

Elizabeth Holmes Begins Her Defense in Fraud Trial

NYT Tech - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:59
The U.S. rested its case after 11 weeks, and Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, took the stand.

Who Is Elizabeth Holmes and What Is She Accused Of?

NYT Tech - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:51
Prosecutors also say that Theranos faked demonstrations of its technology and falsified validation reports from pharmaceutical companies and the financial health of its business.

Concerns Grow Over Safety of Aduhelm After Death of Patient Who Got the Drug

NYT Health - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:00
Newly published safety data shows that 41 percent of patients in key clinical trials of the Alzheimer’s drug experienced brain bleeding or swelling, though many cases were asymptomatic.
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Taxi! To the Airport — by Air, Please.

NYT Tech - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 08:06
Several companies are betting they can bring electric urban air travel to the masses — perhaps within the next few years.

Disney Pauses Worker Vaccine Mandate After Florida Ban

NYT Health - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 05:20
The company’s theme park in Florida, Walt Disney World, could have been facing fines after the State Legislature made vaccine requirements illegal.
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Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment

NYT Health - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 03:00
Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
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House Passes Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

NYT Health - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 12:19
The vote was months in the making for the roughly $2 trillion measure, one of the most consequential bills in decades. Now it faces a difficult path in the Senate.
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F.D.A. Authorizes Coronavirus Booster Shots for All Adults

NYT Health - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 12:13
If the C.D.C. agrees, adults who received a second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago could be eligible by this weekend.
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How Hunter Biden’s Firm Helped Secure Cobalt for the Chinese

NYT Tech - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 08:44
The president’s son was part owner of a venture involved in the $3.8 billion purchase by a Chinese conglomerate of one of the world’s largest cobalt deposits. The metal is a key ingredient in batteries for electric vehicles.

What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

NYT Tech - Sun, 11/21/2021 - 08:41
A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found.

Covid: Over 40s in England can book booster from Monday

BBC Health - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 19:51
Those who received their second Covid vaccine at least six months ago will be eligible for a top-up jab.
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Covid: Javid orders review of medical device racial bias

BBC Health - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 18:59
The health secretary responds to research suggesting oximeters work less well for darker-skinned people.
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C.D.C. Endorses Covid Vaccine Booster Shots for All Adults

NYT Health - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 15:17
As infections rise, Americans over 18 will be permitted to get extra doses. But it’s not clear boosters really are needed by so many people, or that the shots will turn back the pandemic.
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Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92

NYT Tech - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 13:23
He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor, which is now seen as ground zero for the West Coast tech industry.

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

CNN Health - Sat, 11/20/2021 - 00:38
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