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C aptain Kirk himself, William Shatner, made history today at age 90 as the oldest person to ever fly in space, thanks to a turn on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket. "This experience is something amazing " Shatner said after "experiment , later adding that ,. "I 'm so filled with emotion about what just happened, I just ... it ' s amazing, amazing. I hope I never get over it. I hope being able to maintain what I feel now, I don't want to lose it. It's so ... it's so much bigger than me and life. "
Space and health care is inexorably linked.The technology behindremote patient monitoring, which allows people with chronic illnesses to stay at home instead of going to the hospital, has its origins in NASA Mercury Program . Several pharmaceutical companies have conducted research using the facilities of the International Space Station to develop knowledge in biochemistry. Even Star Trek itself has ties to healthcare - just a few years ago Qualcomm and the XPrize Foundation have "been awarded millions to two teams who have developed a rudimentary version of the series tricorder.
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By helping hundreds of hospitals like HCA Healthcare hire nurses faster and with less aggravation, Iman Abuzeid built the rare VC-backed startup that is already profitable. It probably won't be long before he turns into a unicorn.
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At the Forbes Under-30 Summit, the Spring Health CEO April Koh said 20-year-olds are the “perfect time” for women to start " to be entrepreneurs .
New pilot program helps Navajo seniors manage their medications, easing "the burden on overworked caregivers in these areas.
Veep and Arrested Development star Tony Hale share "his storye on managing his asthma and anxiety.
O ver 77% of eligible Americans have now "received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. The Biden administration attributes this milestone to the growing number of immunization mandates being put in place across the country. C This is the good news. The darkest news is an analysis released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This paper estimates that 90 " 000 deaths from Covid-19 among adults in the United States between June and September of this year could have been avoided if more people had been fully vaccinated.
FDA Says J&J Covid Booster Likely Boosts Immunity, Butevidence not fully verified
Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine booster appears to be offeredr benefits, food and The Drug Administration said in an analysis, but it questioned the sensitivity of a test used by the company in its trials, and the regulator said it didn't not had time to verify much of the data submitted by J&J.
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More coronavirus news
The United States will be lift " all travel restrictions at its land s with Canada and Mexico to visitors fully vaccinated in November.
A study found that more "of half of the people who have had Covid-19 have vecu at least one long-term symptom six months or more after their initial diagnosis.
"Covid toes are the result of a strong "immune response to the coronavirus which causes Covid- 19, according to a new study.
The inner " story of how SoftBank-backed Zymergen imploded four months after its $ 3 billion IPO
Former NSA hackers earn 20 millions of dollars to defend planes, trains and tanks against cyber sabotage
As the oceans warm, swarm of jellyfish
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Make " operate at a loss: our healthcare system depends on doctors who donate their time (Stat)
'I ' hope "that you die ': how the COVID pandemic triggered attacks on scientists (Nature)