How robotics are improving patient care

A trip to the emergency room, hospital stay, or even a routine visit to your doctor– it’s likely there’s a robot in the room.

As part of our “Ask the Expert” series, in partnership with Bon Secours St. Francis, 7News Anchor Taylor Murray spoke with two physicians about robotics and how they are improving the quality of care.

Robots in healthcare settings help to support healthcare workers and enhance patient care. read more


Are Nurses on Their Feet All Day?

In many cases, yes. One of the most common nurse health complaints is foot pain. Especially for some nurses who work on their feet for up to 12 or more hours a shift.

But, there are ways to help yourself (and your feet) to prevent foot ailments and care for yourself on your days off. This article will review the risks and body impacts of standing all day, tips for nurses to care for their feet, and the best shoes for nurses to help prevent foot pain and keep their feet healthy! read more


New Hampshire schools plan to expand mental health services for students

As the first day of school approaches, districts are reporting a rise in mental health needs among Granite State students.

New Hampshire school districts said the pandemic has had a direct impact on the mental health of their students.

School social workers, psychologists, nurses and principals met Wednesday afternoon to share what they experienced over the last school year. Many highlighted learning gaps in education and more students with mental health needs. read more


Is fake meat healthy? And what’s actually in it?

The popularity of plant-based proteins, or “fake meat”, has increased in recent years as consumers look to eat fewer animal products. In fact, plant-based protein is projected to be a A$3 billion opportunity for Australia by 2030.

Many consumers believe these fake meats are better for their health, as well as better for the environment, but is that right? read more


New York regulators release health insurance rates

New York regulators on Wednesday approved a slate of health insurance rate increases for next year, covering individual market and small group plans in the state.

In most instances, the Department of Financial Services approved far smaller rate increases than had been sought by health insurance companies.

Officials announced they had reduced individual market rate hikes by 48%; for small group market plans officials reduced requested increases by 52%. The reductions are expected to save about $800 million in costs. Some companies initially sought rate increases of more than 40%, were significantly reduced. read more


Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital plans move forward

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital is set to be built on the city’s BioMedical Campus.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said government approval had been given to find a construction company to build it.

The trust said the hospital would “combine cutting-edge NHS clinical space with three new research institutes”. read more


Ontario Introduces A Plan to Stay Open: Health System Stability and Recovery

The Ontario government introduced its Plan to Stay Open: Health System Stability and Recovery, a five-point plan to provide the best care possible to patients and residents while ensuring the resources and supports are in place to keep the province and economy open. The plan further bolsters Ontario’s health care workforce, expands innovative models of care and ensures hospital beds are there for patients when they need them.

“When we released our first Plan to Stay Open in March 2022, we made a promise to build an Ontario that is ready for the challenges of tomorrow because we can no longer accept the status quo,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “The second phase of our plan will provide the support our health system needs to address the urgent pressures of today while preparing for a potential winter surge so our province and economy can stay open.” read more


One Medical: Why Amazon’s acquiring this health care company for $3.9 billion

Amazon (AMZN) announced today that it would acquire subscription health care provider One Medical for $3.9 billion.

The deal marks one of Amazon’s most high-profile pushes into health care to date. So, why One Medical? To start, One Medical — which was founded in 2007 and focuses on so-called concierge primary care — was on the market. The company had reportedly been fielding takeover interest from giants like CVS (CVS). read more


China’s Jemincare nabs $650M biobucks pact with Roche’s Genentech for prostate cancer hopeful

After penning a deal with Orion back in May, Jemincare is back at the licensing deal table, inking a development and sales deal with Roche’s Genentech unit that is on the lookout for a new prostate cancer drug after the recent flop of its phase 3 asset ipatasertib.

The pact, worth $60 million with an additional $590 million in biobucks also thrown into the mix, sees Genentech buy Jemincare’s androgen receptor degrader JMKX002992. read more


Health tech focused on diagnosing women’s infections quicker closes $10M Series A

A health care testing company focused on quicker diagnosis of women’s pelvic and gynecologic infections has closed $10 million in Series A funding.

Nanopath Inc. said the funding will support development and commercialization of its biosensing platform, which it says has the potential to simultaneously test for multiple pathogens based on presenting symptoms and reduce delivery time of test results from days to just 15 minutes. read more