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TELUS Health picks Babylon to bring virtual healthcare to Canada

Canada's TELUS Health is joining forces with London-based AI company Babylon to bring virtual medical services, including video consultations, to Canadians who do not have a family doctor or are in rural locations far from a surgery.

Dementia risk doubles right after a stroke

(Reuters Health) - People who have recently experienced a stroke may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who haven't had a stroke, a new study suggests.

Akcea Therapeutics to cut about 10 percent of workforce

Akcea Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday it planned to cut its workforce by about 10 percent after the U.S. health regulator declined to approve its Waylivra drug for treating a genetic disease that causes fat accumulation in blood.

Discrimination fears tied to teen drinking and smoking

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who worry about discrimination in society may be more likely to drink, smoke or experiment with drugs than teens who don't have these concerns, a U.S. study suggests.

FDA extends review of Roche's Tecentriq by three months

Roche said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had extended by three months the review period for Tecentriq in combination therapy as a first-line treatment for a form of lung cancer.

Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve: WSJ

Theranos Inc, the once-celebrated Silicon Valley blood-testing firm, is about to dissolve itself months after top executives were indicted for defrauding investors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.