Health, Fitness & Food

Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., center, and Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., right, look at a monitor during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, Sept. 12, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of SmileDirectClub tanked by as much as 20% in midday trading Wednesday,
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Founders: Andrew Parker (CEO), Alfredo VaamondeLaunched: 2017Headquarters: MiamiIndustry: Health care Pictured above: Andrew Parker Papa’s digital lander page Papa Papa connects college students to older adults who need assistance with transportation, household chores, technology lessons, companionship and other senior services. Additionally, the company’s mission is to help “seniors feel young again,” focusing on friendship and
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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Monday called for Juul Labs’ products to be removed from the market after two studies revealed the scope of teen use of Juul e-cigarettes and flavored pods. “It’s very clear that Juul can’t keep their products out of the hands of kids,” said Gottlieb, a trained physician, health advocate
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Jonathan Bush Last time Jonathan Bush was in the corporate world, he was engaged in a bruising battle with Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, ultimately losing control of AthenaHealth, the health software company he co-founded in 1997 and took public a decade later. That was June 2018. Bush resurfaced this past September, announcing that he was
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Harriet Taylor Hardware is increasingly becoming a commodity, where devices with nearly identical features end up competing mainly on price. But for big consumer technology companies like Apple and Google, it’s still important to have a foothold in the wearable devices market because it’s the key way to get information about users on the go,
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A pedestrian passes in front of a Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. store in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Christopher Lee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance‘s fiscal fourth-quarter profit slid 55% as the company spent more to shutter unprofitable locations and scaled back its tobacco sales. Still, the drop in its
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Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of cases of a deadly lung illness linked to vaping appears to be “leveling off or even declining,” a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said Friday. “It’s serious and potentially fatal, but it is preventable,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director, told
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The U.S. judicial system will ultimately block a court ruling that questioned the constitutionality of Obamacare, Centene CEO Michael Neidorff told CNBC on Thursday. A federal appeals court in New Orleans is expected to soon hand down a decision on the legality of the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health-care law enacted under President Barack
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The front desk of the Amazon office is pictured in New York, May 1, 2019. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Amazon has just made its second acquisition in the health-care space, snapping up a start-up called Health Navigator, which provides technology and services to digital health companies. Amazon confirmed the acquisition to CNBC, and said that
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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos told CNBC on Wednesday that he is “reasonably confident” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will approve the drugmaker’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug. “We worked in full transparency with the regulator,” Vounatsos told “Squawk Box,” emphasizing the FDA has all of the company’s data on the drug. “The evidence came over time.
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