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Surgical training platform FundamentalVR scores $20M

London-based FundamentalVR, maker of a virtual reality surgical training platform, announced last week it had scored $20 million in Series B funding.  The round was led by EQT Life Sciences and joined by previous investor Downing Ventures. FundamentalVR most recently closed...

Can certain medications increase the risk of heat stroke?

When you’re out enjoying a beautiful, warm summer day, your medication is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But as temperatures climb, it's a good idea to add checking your prescription to your summer safety checklist. While many of...

Amazon Care to add mental health services

Amazon plans to add behavioral health services to its Amazon Care offering as well as a partnership with digital mental health company Ginger. The service hasn't launched yet, according to reporting by Insider. But a live website provides some details:...

Roundup: New algorithm detects source of epileptic seizure and more briefs

IIT Delhi researchers develop algorithms that detect epileptic seizure source Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi have come up with a novel algorithm that can localise the epileptogenic zone using a patient's EEG data. In cases of drug-resistant...

Study: Medicare remote patient monitoring use surges during pandemic

Remote patient monitoring use soared among Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  The study reviewed traditional Medicare claims from Jan. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2021, looking for remote patient monitoring (RPM) CPT...

Local artist Nur-D combines musical superpowers with activism

The trumpets began to sound and instantly, young Matt Allen was captivated. Listening to the opening of Stevie Wonder’s jazz-funk classic “Sir Duke,” Matt felt himself changing. It was an early turning point in his musical origin story. “I didn’t...

Abridge raises $12.5M for AI-backed medical scribe

AI-enabled medical documentation startup Abridge announced Thursday it had scooped up $12.5 million in Series A-1 funding.  The round was led by Wittington Ventures with participation from existing investors including Union Square Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Pillar Venture Capital and...

Indonesian digital derma startup Diri Care scores $4.3M in seed funding

Diri Care, a consumer health technology startup based in Jakarta, Indonesia has snapped up $4.3 million in a seed funding round led by East Ventures and Surge, a rapid scale-up programme for startups by Sequoia Capital India and Southeast...

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