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TytoCare and Urgent Care Association to Host Major Health System Leaders for Rural & Urgent Care Clinic Virtual Summit

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

NEW YORK, May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TytoCare , a virtual care company enabling health plans and providers to deliver accessible, high-quality remote primary care anywhere across the country, will host health system leaders for a half-day virtual summit focused on leveraging telehealth and urgent care solutions to provide better access to healthcare, particularly in rural and underserved communities.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, May 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TytoCare , a virtual care company enabling health plans and providers to deliver accessible, high-quality remote primary care anywhere across the country, will host health system leaders for a half-day virtual summit focused on leveraging telehealth and urgent care solutions to provide better access to healthcare, particularly in rural and underserved communities.
  • The Rural and Urgent Care Clinic Virtual Summit will take place today, Wednesday, May 8 at 10:00am ET and will feature speakers from health systems including Corewell Health, Avel eCare, Sanford Health, PM Pediatric Care, and Beam Healthcare.
  • The event will feature a keynote address from Selena Gurley, Chair of Advocacy Committee and Accreditation Committee at Urgent Care Association.
  • For example, TytoCare partners with health systems that have urgent care clinics in rural areas to provide access to TytoCare’s FDA-cleared Pro Smart Clinic.

Epicore Biosystems Wins 2024 Red Dot Award for Exceptional Product Design

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Epicore Biosystems ('Epicore') , a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables to provide real-time personalized hydration insights for performance and safety, today announced Connected Hydration has been awarded the Red Dot Award for exceptional product design.

Key Points: 
  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Epicore Biosystems ('Epicore') , a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables to provide real-time personalized hydration insights for performance and safety, today announced Connected Hydration has been awarded the Red Dot Award for exceptional product design.
  • The Red Dot Award is an internationally recognized seal for excellence in design innovation.
  • Winners around the world are determined by expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design and design concepts.
  • "We are honored to be recognized for product design excellence by the design jurists at Red Dot," said Stephen Lee, Chief Technology Officer at Epicore Biosystems.

First Interim Analysis of PROSPER Study Details Patient-Reported Symptom Burden of Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome

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Monday, April 15, 2024

In a proportion of cases, the disease may spread to the lymph nodes, blood, and/or other organs.

Key Points: 
  • In a proportion of cases, the disease may spread to the lymph nodes, blood, and/or other organs.
  • In the current interim analysis, symptom scores (mean) were reported for 20 adult patients with relapsed or refractory disease (8 MF; 12 SS) over their first 16 weeks of mogamulizumab treatment.
  • Prior to treatment initiation, patients reported their symptom burden using a 1 – 10 numeric scale.
  • At baseline, skin itch scored highest (6.6) followed by skin redness (6.2), flaking skin (5.9) and skin pain (4.0).

Popilush Introduces Bluetag COOLING Collection with Body-Cooling Technology

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Popilush, the pioneer in shapewear apparel, is excited to introduce its latest innovation - the Bluetag COOLING Collection. Crafted with proprietary yarn fiber made from oyster shell extraction, these garments are designed to reduce body temperature by 15 percent, offering unparalleled comfort and style.

Key Points: 
  • WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Popilush , the pioneer in shapewear apparel, is excited to introduce its latest innovation - the Bluetag COOLING Collection .
  • Popilush's new Bluetag COOLING Collection smartly blends function and fashion with material fabricated using yarn made with oyster collagen, enabling the apparel to cool body temperature and provide antibacterial properties.
  • In addition to cooling capabilities, the unique fabric also blocks more than 99% of harmful UVA and UVB rays that are known to cause cancer, premature wrinkling, and sunspots.
  • The Bluetag COOLING collection boasts an antibacterial effect, providing superior hygiene for the modern, health-conscious woman who demands style and substance.

Epicore Biosystems Launches Connected Hydration to Protect Industrial Athletes from Extreme Heat

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Epicore Biosystems ('Epicore'), a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables to provide real-time personalized hydration insights for performance and safety, today announced the commercial launch of Connected Hydration. Connected Hydration is the first sweat-sensing wearable patch and mobile app that equips workers with customized, real-time insights about sweat volume loss, electrolyte loss, body temperature and body movement to inform their hydration needs ahead of adverse dehydration events. The advanced biowearable is designed to protect industrial athletes working on the frontlines of physically intensive industries including energy, construction, mining, utilities, agriculture, trucking and warehouse packaging, as well as military personnel, from dehydration, heat stress and heat-related injuries.

Key Points: 
  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Epicore Biosystems ('Epicore') , a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables to provide real-time personalized hydration insights for performance and safety, today announced the commercial launch of Connected Hydration .
  • Cumulative exposure to extreme heat is proven to cause cognitive decline and physiological dysfunction and impede physical performance required for industrial occupations.
  • "The trajectory of extreme heat requires connected worker solutions that go far beyond a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • To learn more about Epicore Biosystems and Connected Hydration, visit https://www.epicorebiosystems.com/ .

Natural Cycles Receives HCPCS Level II Code from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its birth control app

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

NEW YORK, April 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Cycles, a leading women's digital health company and maker of the world's first birth control app, announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") established a new HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) Level II code to identify Natural Cycles. The Natural Cycles code, A9293, became effective on April 1, 2024.

Key Points: 
  • The code will be used to facilitate the processing of health insurance claims by insurers, helping Natural Cycles users get reimbursed for their non-hormonal birth control method
    NEW YORK, April 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Cycles, a leading women's digital health company and maker of the world's first birth control app, announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") established a new HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) Level II code to identify Natural Cycles.
  • The HCPCS level II code makes it easier for insurers to cover a subscription to the Natural Cycles birth control app.
  • The Natural Cycles app, which received the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) De Novo clearance in 2018, is used to prevent pregnancy naturally without hormones.
  • The HCPCS level II code will ensure Natural Cycles is described consistently across the healthcare industry, making it easier for insurers to cover a subscription to the FDA Cleared Natural Cycles birth control app.

Things that go buzz in the night – our global study found there really are more insects out after dark

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

We searched for meaningful comparisons of insect activity by day and by night.

Key Points: 
  • We searched for meaningful comparisons of insect activity by day and by night.
  • Our global analysis confirms there are indeed more insects out at night than during the day, on average.
  • And now we know for sure, we can make more strident efforts to conserve insects and preserve their vital place in the natural world.

Building a global dataset of sleepless nights

  • We narrowed these down to studies using methods that would not influence the results.
  • For instance, we excluded studies that collected insects by using sweep nets or beating branches, as these methods can capture resting insects along with active ones.
  • These include pitfall traps (for crawling insects), flight interception traps (for flying insects) and aquatic drift nets (for swimming insects).


Eventually, we honed in on 99 studies published between 1959 and 2022. These studies spanned all continents except Antarctica and encompassed a wide range of habitats on both land and water.

What did we find?


We found more mayflies, caddisflies, moths and earwigs at night. On the other hand, there were more thrips, bees, wasps and ants during the day.

  • In these aquatic areas, there could be twice as many insects active during the night.
  • In contrast, land-based insects were generally more active during the day, especially in grasslands and savannas.
  • We also found insects were more active at night in warmer parts of the globe, where there are higher maximum temperatures.

Findings underscore the threats to nocturnal insects


Insects perform many vital “ecosystem services” such as pollination, nutrient cycling and pest control. Many of these services may be provided at night, when more insects are active. This means we need to curtail some of our own activities to support theirs. For instance, artificial lighting is detrimental to nocturnal insects.

  • In the hottest regions of the globe such as the tropics, the warming trend may further reduce the activity of nocturnal insects that struggle to cope with heat.
  • Read more:
    Insects will struggle to keep pace with global temperature rise – which could be bad news for humans


The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Global Wearable Technology in Healthcare Market Analysis 2024-2029: AI-powered Medical Wearables and Epidermal Technology Emerging a Key Trends - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, April 8, 2024

The global wearable technology in healthcare market value in 2023 stood at US$42.6 billion, and is likely to reach US$169 billion by 2029.

Key Points: 
  • The global wearable technology in healthcare market value in 2023 stood at US$42.6 billion, and is likely to reach US$169 billion by 2029.
  • The global wearable technology in healthcare market value is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.82%, during the forecast period of 2024-2029.
  • By Application: According to the report, the global wearable technology in healthcare market is bifurcated into three applications: home healthcare, sports fitness and remote patient monitoring.
  • AI-powered Medical Wearables: Integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical wearables enhances data analysis and insights, improving diagnostic accuracy and personalized healthcare delivery.

NeuroCatch Introduces PeakSelect, Enabling a Deeper Clinical Dive into Brain Vital Signs at a Doctor's Office Near You

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

BOSTON, April 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroCatch Inc., a leading medical device company that enables rapid access to an objective assessment of brain health at the point of care, today announced the release of PeakSelect, an innovative software tool designed to improve clinical decision making. An enhancement to the NeuroCatch Platform, PeakSelect allows users to evaluate specific brain vital sign responses for precision medicine in patients undergoing portable neuro-physiological brain function assessment.

Key Points: 
  • An enhancement to the NeuroCatch Platform, PeakSelect allows users to evaluate specific brain vital sign responses for precision medicine in patients undergoing portable neuro-physiological brain function assessment.
  • "The first of an ongoing cadence of planned software upgrades, PeakSelect enhances the impact of NeuroCatch's brain health vital sign data to inform better clinical decision-making, more robust clinical trials, and more effective training regimes."
  • Through regular, over-the-air updates, NeuroCatch is continually advancing the powerful impact of brain vital sign monitoring for frontline health impacts.
  • "The NeuroCatch platform has already proven itself a breakthrough device with its mobile ability, rapid analysis and sophisticated sensitivity to analyze brain vital sign data.

West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Average fish catches by traditional fishing communities along the west African coast have declined significantly over the past three decades.

Key Points: 
  • Average fish catches by traditional fishing communities along the west African coast have declined significantly over the past three decades.
  • They have done this for generations, but since the 1990s, a decline in the catch has put their livelihoods at risk.
  • In Ghana, total landings of small pelagic fish fell by 59% between 1993 and 2019, despite increased fishing efforts.
  • The continuing decline in fish catches has serious implications for some of the poorest families in the region.

Climate

  • Among the multiple threats from climate change, ocean warming is probably the least appreciated.
  • This helps contain warming on land in the short run, but in the long run it brings a cascade of larger climate threats.
  • The models are widely used to forecast range shifts of organisms due to climate change and predict the eventual ranges of invasive species, among others.
  • It projected that climate change alone would reduce maximum catch potential in the Guinea Current System by 30% or more by 2050, even if the fisheries were well managed.

Chinese trawlers

  • However, Chinese trawlers get around this barrier by using local companies as legal “fronts”.
  • Chinese companies, thinly disguised as Ghanaian companies, currently own over 90% of Ghana’s licensed bottom trawlers.
  • Chinese trawlers are occasionally fined for illegal practices in Ghana, but some fail to pay the fines and still do not lose their licence.

Too many canoes

  • In west Africa there are now seven times as many canoes engaged in ocean fishing as there were in 1950.
  • Today’s canoes have larger nets and bigger crews, and many have powerful outboard engines.
  • Despite the recent fish catch decline, canoe numbers have continued to increase; in Ghana there were 8,000 canoes in 1990, but by 2017 there were 13,650.

New livelihoods

  • This won’t be easy since roughly 40% of coastal fishermen in Ghana and Nigeria have no formal education.
  • One policy measure to keep them in school would be to provide monthly cash transfers conditioned on school enrolment and attendance.
  • For fishing communities threatened by falling fish stocks, this might be a path to future livelihood protection.


Robert Paarlberg receives research funding from the Salata Institute at Harvard University.