Incredible Health’s hiring platform for nurses gets $15M led by Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz  has led a $15 million Series A in US-based job matching platform for nursing vacancies, Incredible Health. Other investors in the funding round include NFX, Obvious Ventures, Precursor Ventures and Gingerbread Capital. To date the recruitment startup has raised a total of $17M. The California startup’s pitch to nursing professionals and hospitals is faster and […]

Why aren’t voters more willing to abandon a health system that’s failing?

What does it mean to say “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it”? Some will remember this as a defining debate around the Affordable Care Act. One lessonDemocrats took from the collapse of the Clinton administration’s 1994 reforms was that Americans hated the idea of the government canceling their insurance plans. In deference to […]

Students can now take ‘mental health days’ thanks to this new law in Oregon

Oregon will allow students to take ‘mental health days’ just as they would take sick days. (Image: seemescotland.org) Oregon will allow students to take ‘mental health days’ just as they would take sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is […]

This Health Insurance Company Tracks Customers’ Exercise And Eating Habits Using Big Data And IoT

If you had the chance to lower your health insurance premiums or to receive incentives for behaving healthily, would you do it? Vitality Healthis counting on your answer being “yes.” The company believes the way to revolutionize healthcare is to pay for wellness rather than pay for sickness as traditional insurance companies do. They use technology […]

Health tips to keep in mind during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial month for the Muslim community, both physically and spiritually with the belief of learning restraint through practice. During this period the community observes Roza i.e. fast, which involves its members abstaining from eating and drinking, right from sunrise until sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is known to help […]

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

People with obesity are often likely to develop depression as well, but the mechanisms at play are still unclear. New research in mice may now explain what happens in the brains of individuals who have a high-fat diet. How might a high-fat diet impact mental health? Many studies — including one that Medical News Today covered in November last […]

Britney Spears checks out of mental health facility, will be monitored from home

LOS ANGELES: Pop icon Britney Spears has reportedly left the psychiatric facility where she had been seeking treatment for mental health. The 37-year-old singer had checked herself into a 30-day programme in March in the midst of her father Jamie Spears’ ongoing health issues. According to E News, after checking out of the facility, Spears was picked up by […]

NHS England to expand jobs scheme for mental health patients

Under the scheme, people will receive advice from employment specialists. Picture posed by models. Photograph: Rafal Rodzoch/Caiaimage/Getty Images Thousands more people in England with mental health problems are to receive support finding a job, it has been announced. A scheme aimed at helping patients who wish to return to work will be rolled out to […]

At a health conference, attendees got some unusual swag: Glucometers to monitor their blood sugar

BSIP | UIG | Getty Images Diabetic teen equipped with glucose sensor and Freestyle Libre scanner which can just be flashed at the sensor on the back of arm to instantly measure blood sugar levels. Livongo, a San Francisco start-up that sells tools to employers to help them manage the health of their workers with […]