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Online Eye Tests Startup Opternative Received $6 Million in Series A, Aims to Expand and Improve Serivces

A startup offering online eye tests received a $6 million funding in a Series A round to help expand the coverage of its service as well as acquiring more advanced technologies. The company claims that their services are clinically proven and accurate, in addition to being more convenient and affordable.

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Research At The Birkbeck Babylab Into Brain And Cognitive Development

Healthcare VR Startup MindMaze Achieve Unicorn Status With $100 Million Fund From an Early Round

MindMaze has secured a total of $100 million funds from an early round led by India’s Hinduja Group. MindMaze, which until now is focusing on developing virtual reality interfaces in the healthcare sector aims to form future contracts and service centers, as well as expanding the technology for other uses in the form of gaming, educational and fitness applications.

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Pennsylvania Conference For Women

Jessica Alba's Honest Company was Accused for Deceptive Labeling

Honest Co was accused for a fraudulent labeling in its home and personal care products. The plaintiffs claim that more than 40 of its products contained chemical and toxic ingredients.

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CHINA-SHANGHAI-SMOG

For Sale: Clean English Air, $115 per Jar

Clean air shortage in China forces wealthy residents to buy jars of it from a British entrepreneur. The company's name is Aethaer, a Greek word for 'pure, fresh air' and described the product as 'Louis Vuitton or Gucci' of fresh air. Each 580 ml jar of clean, fresh air costs around $115 or £80.

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Colorado Experiments With Liberalization Of Marijuana Laws

Marijuana Sales Hits Nearly $1 Billion Mark In Colorado

Marijuana sales in Colorado has hit the massive $1 billion mark. After legalization of the cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes in 2012 the sales has increased by 42 percent over the last year. The state would reportedly use about $35 million of the tax profit for construction of schools.

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Walgreen Co. Reports 4th Quarter Loss

Walgreens Warns Theranos of Quitting Partnership Over Lab Problems

Walgreens has threatened to pull out of partnership with Theranos following the notice the latter received from the federal authorities regarding deficient medical practices. The drug retailer has given a 30-day ultimatum to its partner to clear their name, or their association gets terminated.

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Israel Pioneers Use Of Medical Marijuana

Australia Is Moving Forward to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

Some states in Australia already legalized medicinal marijuana regionally, but the new bill will allow marijuana to be cultivated and consumed for medical purposes across the country. The bill is highly likely to become a law because it has received huge supports from the authorities and citizens.

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Facebook Deletes Medical Marijuana Homepages Without Any Prior Warning

Facebook deleted medical marijuana hopepages on Tuesday, without any prior warning. People that relied on the site for updates on the cannibis for medicinal purposes are said to have been greatly affected by the social media giant's initiative.

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Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

France Based Pharmaceutical Company Sanofi Pasteur Committed To Develop Zika Virus Vaccination

The France-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur has committed to develop Zika virus vaccination in three to five years. The vaccine will be administered mainly in adolescent girls that is yet to involve sexual relationship.

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NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program

Obama Administration seeks $1.1B additional funding to battle heroin and abuse of prescription opioid

President Barrack Obama seeks an additional $1.1 billion in the face of increasing death rates due to overdoses of heroin and opioids. The Obama administration has already split the amount and categorized them to focus on different aspects like increasing medical-assisted facilities, prescriptions of antidotes, plans for overdose prevention, etc. These facilities are to be rolled out to the rural areas as well.

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Breakthrough In Medical Imaging For Use In Hip Replacements Announced

Stryker acquires Sage for $2.76 billion

Stryker just reached an agreement with Sage to acquire the company for $2.76 billion in an all cash agreement. The acquisition is expected to boost Stryker's revenue in the coming years and the company will also enjoy $500 million in tax benefit.

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INDIA-HEALTH-VACCINE

India's Bharat Biotech International Announced Invention of Vaccine for Zika Virus

Today, India's largest biotech company announced to have been able to make two vaccines for zika virus. A day before, France's Sanofi Pasteur planned to research on vaccine for the mosquito-borne disease.

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Illinois Drugmaker Under Investigation By State Attorney General

Abbott to acquire Alere for $5.8 billion

Abbott said that it has signed a definitive deal to acquire Alere for a net value of $5.8 billion in cash. Abbott expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to its earnings per share upon completion.

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US-HEALTH-FOOD

CDC Officially Closed the Investigation on Chipotle Outbreak

E.coli outbreak which contaminated nationwide Chipotle restaurants last year will be declared over. However, CDC has not been able to find the source of the outbreak.

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ClassPass is a service that allows users to take classes at a variety of fitness studios. One location is Bonza Bodies Fitness in Denver.

KFit App Raises $12M In Funding For Asia Expansion With Sequoia Capital, SIG, and Venturra Capital In The Round

KFit, a fitness-sharing platform that based in Kuala Lumpur, has raised a $12 million Series A funding from Sequoia Capital, SIG, and Venturra Capital. The fund will be used to enlarge its services to cities in Asia. Offering a cheaper rate, KFit will compete with its Singaporean rival, GuavaPass.

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