• Vitamin E to Blame for ‘Vast Majority’ of Vaping Illness Cases, CDC Says

    Photo: APFederal health officials are finally confident enough to single out a primary culprit for the wave of acute lung illnesses linked to vaping: an additive called vitamin E acetate often found in unregulated THC products.On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their investigation into the condition known as EVALI, short for…

  • The United States Oil and Gas Market’s 5-Year Plan Is an Environment and Health Nightmare

    Photo: GettyThanks to the coal industry’s rapid decline, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions likely dropped slightly last year. But don’t get too used to that trend, because the oil and gas industry is poised to more than offset that reduction. By 2025, oil and gas companies have plans to expand enough to release as much new…

  • Oscar Health now has 400,000 members and anticipates to bring in $2 billion by the end of 2020

    Oscar Health, the upstart healthcare insurance company and technology developer, expects to have roughly 400,000 members insured under its healthcare plans, who collectively will bring in roughly $2 billion in revenue for the company by the end of 2020, according to slides of a presentation from the JP Morgan Healthcare conference seen by TechCrunch. Those…

  • Can a $350 headband deliver better sleep?

    Sleep is the next battleground on which the war for wearable health will be waged. Smartwatch and fitness band makers have been dipping their collective toes in the water for a few years now, but there’s only so much that can be done from the wrist. I wrote a CES trend piece earlier this week…

  • 23andMe co-founder’s brand-new startup, Precise.ly, brings genomics to India through Narayana partnerhsip

    Precise.ly, the new genomics startup launched by 23andMe co-founder Linda Avey and Aneil Mallavarapu, is taking its spin on direct to consumer personalized genomics to India through a partnership with Naryana Health, one of India’s leading specialty hospital networks. Narayana, a company that operates a network of 24 hospitals serving 2.5 million patients, is one…

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