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BetaKit

Joule appoints 1QBit chief medical officer Deepak Kaura as board chair

Kaura will begin his role as chair on September 1, which coincides with the end of the term for current board chair Debbie Fischer.


torstar

Birth control app becomes the first-ever to win FDA marketing approval

The condom, the pill, and now the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval.


cnn

Amazon hires star cardiologist as it pushes deeper into health care

Maulik Majmudar, who is also associate director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, announced that he is moving to “an exciting and challenging role Amazon.”


techcrunch

One Medical raises $350 million from Carlyle Group to help double up offices and offerings

The funding will go toward a serious expansion for the company, including doubling its 72 offices throughout the seven states One Medical is currently serving and expanding into new markets.


cnbc

Forget 10,000 steps: Google is trying out a new goal that won’t intimidate you

10,000 steps might not seem like a lot of activity. But for millions of people, it’s such an intimidating goal that they give up after a few days. At least, that’s what Google’s product folks discovered when they started doing research into how users felt about its Google Fit app, its equivalent of Apple’s health software.


techcrunch

Audible gets guided meditation and workouts courtesy of Aaptiv

Audible is getting into the fitness business with a little help from Aaptiv. The Amazon-owned audiobook giant is adding content from the popular audio fitness app. There are only three guided courses to start — all firmly targeted at beginners.


betakit

GrowUp Cannabis Hackathon invites hackers to build solutions for the cannabis industry

The GrowUp Cannabis Hackathon will invite participants to explore ideas related to tracking, purchasing, reporting, strain identification, and verification.


techcrunch

NYU and Facebook team up to supercharge MRI scans with AI

NYU is collaborating with Facebook with the goal of cutting down MRI durations by 90 percent by applying AI-based imaging tools.


cdn

Rural telehealth expands as companies, government seek to close connectivity gaps

The FCC, Microsoft and others are providing the necessary resources to bring virtual visits to those in remote regions of the country.


finsmes

Healthtech company RDMD secures $3 million in seed funding

RDMD, which is dedicated to accelerating research for patients with rare diseases, raised the funding from Lux Capital, with participation from Village Global, First Round’s Healthcare Co-Op, Garuda, Shasta Ventures, and others.


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.