EU and US pitch ‘policy dialogue’ for Big Tech crackdown – POLITICO

The EU and the US want to establish a “structured policy dialogue” to address transatlantic efforts to rein in the market dominance of Big Tech companies, according to a final version of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) statement, obtained by POLITICO. The second TTC meeting takes place on Sunday and Monday on the … Read more

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating. We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses are doomed to be orphans from a very young age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins self-mutilating, tearing off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few months … Read more

Germany’s digital health efforts are flailing. Is a Lauterbach strategy the ticket? – POLITICS

This article is the product of a POLITICO Working Group. Germany may be known for its efficiency, but that’s not true when it comes to the digitalization of its health system. Since 2019, Germany has introduced three major new digital health laws covering everything from electronic patient records to the digitalization of its hospitals. But … Read more

Germany’s digital health efforts are flailing. Is a Lauterbach strategy the ticket? – POLITICS

This article is the product of a POLITICO Working Group. Germany may be known for its efficiency, but that’s not true when it comes to the digitalization of its health system. Since 2019, Germany has introduced three major new digital health laws covering everything from electronic patient records to the digitalization of its hospitals. But … Read more

Asian stocks mixed, China gains ahead of US price data | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ELAINE KURTENBACH – AP Business Writer Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday with Chinese benchmarks pressing higher after a rally in technology companies helped reverse most of an early slide on Wall Street. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.7% to 19,967.25 and the Shanghai Composite index climbed 1.5% to 3,082.50. That followed the … Read more

New Wearable Tracks Your Alcohol, Sugar, and Soreness Levels with Microneedles

Imagine a future where, after a night of bar-hopping with friends, you can whip out your phone, consult a smartphone app connected to a wireless device stuck to the side of your arm, and find out exactly how hammered you are. It sounds like something you might see in the first couple minutes of a … Read more

Tesla covers travel costs for healthcare including, reportedly, abortions

Signage outside the new Tesla South Austin showroom within the Yard development in Austin, Texas, US, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Mark Felix | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla will cover travel and lodging costs for employees to receive health-care services not offered in the states they reside. The policy, which Tesla said has been … Read more

OnRoe v. Wade, big companies already have a previous for action

Abortion rights campaigners march through downtown after demonstrating outside of Evo A. DeConcini US Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, US, May 3, 2022, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision … Read more

5 things to know about the EU’s health data space – POLITICO

The European Commission on Tuesday presented its much-anticipated health data space, aiming to dramatically reshape access to medical data and its use in research and policy. The legislative proposal won’t only change how patients, doctors, researchers and policymakers access and use health data; it’s also hoped the plan will lead to billions in economic gains. … Read more

How Headspace Health is tackling the global mental health crisis

In this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. In 2013, the idea of ​​an app for mental health-care may have seemed novel, if not monumental in terms of a global challenge for a disruptive start-up. But times have changed. A global pandemic that … Read more