The Anatomy of a Hot Flash

Share on: If you asked a bunch of women which symptoms they associate most with menopause, most would answer with these two words: Hot. Flashes. Although you might know some lucky soul who went through menopause never experiencing one single hot flash, it's more likely that you know more who are well acquainted with these...

Algorithm uses smartphone camera, flashlight to spot diabetes

New research set to be presented next week at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session describes how the camera on a smartphone could be used to screen for Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is associated with changes to how blood flows through a person’s blood vessels, an effect that researchers from UCSF suggest...

B-Secur gets €4.7M to develop ECG algorithms for security as well as health

Belfast-based B-Secur has raised €4.7 million (£4 million) in Series A funding from existing investors Accelerated Digital Ventures and Kernel Capital. This brings their total funding to €11.7 million (£10 million). What they do B-Secur, whose HeartKey algorithms made a splash this year at CES, is looking to use ECG monitoring in a dual role: both for...

HealthJoy’s AI-powered employee benefits platform raises $12.5M

Chicago-based HealthJoy, a digital employee benefits platform leveraging artificial intelligence, has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding in a round led by US Venture Partners, according to a release from the company. Epic Ventures also came to the table alongside prior backers Chicago Ventures, Sidekick Ventures and HealthJoy’s cofounders. Dr. Jonathan Root, a general...

23andMe launches predisposition test for Type 2 diabetes

At SXSW in Austin this weekend, consumer genomics company 23andMe unveiled its latest test, a predisposition report on Type 2 diabetes. The test, which has not undergone FDA clearance and does not purport to diagnose a condition, is designed to help people understand when they’re at a higher-than-normal risk for Type 2 diabetes so they...