Teladoc Health absorbs chronic care company Livongo in $18.5B merger

Digital health titans Teladoc Health and Livongo are merging under the Teladoc name. The deal values the 12-year old digital chronic care management company Livongo at $18.5 billion.  Teladoc’s CEO Jason Gorevic is expected to remain at the helm of the soon-to-be joint company, while Livongo’s CEO and founder Glen…

Study suggests embryos could be susceptible to coronavirus

Genes that are thought to play a role in how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects our cells have been found to be active in embryos as early as during the second week of pregnancy, say scientists at the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The researchers say…

Hair loss may be a coronavirus symptom, study finds

Fox News Flash top headlines for August 4 A recent survey identified dozens of potential long-term coronavirus symptoms that had previously been unreported, including hair loss. The study was conducted by a doctor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the grassroots COVID-19 survivor group Survivor Corps using a…

U.S. grandparents are raising millions of kids, and it’s tough

(HealthDay)—Nearly 3 million children in the United States are being raised by grandparents, and life has placed these kids on a rocky road toward adulthood, a new study reports. These children are much more likely to have experienced traumatic events that will influence their development, according to the report published…

WHO urges Russia to follow guidelines on virus vaccine

The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 jabs. Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine in September and turn out “several million” doses…

Both big and tiny coronavirus droplets can travel far through air

More evidence coronavirus can spread through the air: Scientists find droplets of all sizes can scatter the virus in unpredictable directions – and invent an ‘extractor’ to trap tiny infectious particles WHO has warned that the extent to which coronavirus spreads through the air is likely underestimated  Scientists in the…

US adds 46,321 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

The United States added 46,321 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The world’s largest economy also added 532 deaths, the Baltimore-based institution’s tracker showed at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Tuesday). The US has now recorded 4,711,323 total cases, with 155,366 deaths,…

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew. Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway’s western coast. The 41 people…