Health, Fitness & Food

The U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks over impeachment inquiry two days after the formal request during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Aurora Samperio | NurPhoto | Getty Images Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s sweeping drug pricing bill would result in as many as 100 fewer
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Kevin Sayer, CEO, Dexcom Scott Mlyn | CNBC Dexcom’s technology chief admits that the maker of continuous blood sugar monitoring systems was caught flat-footed by a technology outage over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and was ill-equipped to properly inform users of the problem. Because of a server glitch, a large number of Dexcom’s customers, who
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Omada Health’s product and clinical heads discussing ideas. Omada Health When Carolyn Jasik recruits doctors to work at Omada Health, where she’s the chief medical officer, she has product developers vet the top candidates to make sure they’re the right fit. Jasik, a trained physician, has seen numerous well-funded companies in digital health struggle, in
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Source: Outdoor Voices More than 85% of Americans are expected to make purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend, either online or in their local mall, according to a recent poll. To capture their attention, even the most coveted and popular brands are offering deals. Some are kicking off their promotions early, hoping to lure shoppers who
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A logo sits on display on a building at the Novartis AG campus in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg | Getty Images Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is close to a deal to purchase the cholesterol drugmaker Medicines Company for nearly $7 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, which
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Karuna Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steve Paul told CNBC on Friday that the biotech firm is hopeful its new therapy for schizophrenia will prove effective for patients in a late-stage trial. “We have to get this compound through phase three to get it to patients,” Paul told “Power Lunch.” “We’re cautiously optimistic given the robustness of
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Most adolescents aren’t getting enough exercise as screen time increasingly replaces physical activity in homes across the world, putting their current and future health at risk, the World Health Organization warned in a new study Thursday. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, found that 85% of girls and 78% of
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Vape consumer advocate groups and vape storeowners around the country hold a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AFP | Getty Images President Trump has scheduled a meeting Friday with the vaping industry executives and public health
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A woman smokes an E-Cigarette at Digital Ciggz in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The American Medical Association called for a total ban on all vaping products that haven’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help quit smoking, the nation’s largest association of physicians announced Tuesday. “The recent lung
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Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next ’19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Four Democratic leaders on Monday wrote to Google and the hospital network Ascension Health asking for more information about how patient health
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Campaigners gather at London’s V&A Museum on Saturday Nov. 16, 2019, to protest against its display of the Sackler name. CNBC’s Chloe Taylor Campaigners gathered at London’s famous Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum Saturday to protest against its display of the Sackler name. Some members of the billionaire Sackler family are known for founding and
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People walk by a Dollar Tree store on December 11, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images The Dollar Tree stocked over-the-counter drugs produced by foreign companies with “a pattern of serious violations” of federal law on good manufacturing practices, the Food and Drug
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Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente David A. Grogan | CNBC Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson died unexpectedly in his sleep Sunday, the health care giant announced. One of the nation’s leading health care executives, Tyson was 60. He rose through the ranks during a 30-year career at Kaiser to become CEO in 2013. Over
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