WORLD NEWS

Teladoc to take over Livongo in $18.5B digital health deal

August 2020 Fiercebiotech; Telehealth giant Teladoc has moved to absorb the digital disease management company Livongo through a deal worth as much as $18.5 billion, reflecting the growing importance of virtual healthcare platforms as the world is caught in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The massive medtech acquisition takes …

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South Africa cases pass half million mark

August 2020 BBC; More than half a million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country’s health minister. Zweli Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 503,290, along with 8,153 deaths. South Africa is the hardest-hit country on the continent and accounts …

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Oxford University to cut 81 cancer research jobs by Christmas

August 2020 OxfordMail; DOZENS of cancer researchers are set to lose their jobs in a ‘devastating’ move described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ to scientists who have dedicated their lives to helping people. Oxford University’s Department of Oncology – based in the same building as its coronavirus vaccine team – is …

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New Zealand eradicates coronavirus

June 2020 YahooNews; New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported on Monday that the final person known to have been infected had recovered. The news swiftly led to the country’s government announcing all forms of public events can again take place without limitations or …

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