These are the weekly disruptions seen in the healthcare industry from last week (13 June to 20th June).
Food as Medicine
The United States Department of Agriculture has devised a plan to enhance the US food system by bringing resilience to food chain supply, increasing local market options, and promoting equity.
China Mobile Hong Kong, a telecommunications company, in partnership with Heals Health, a tech company, has launched a healthcare application that will offer teleconsultations in Hong Kong.
Researchers from the UK and the US have won a grant for Cancer Grand Challenge to explore the role of ring-shaped DNA strands responsible for the development of cancer and fighting it.
AI and Robotics
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Sleepio, an AI-sponsored application offering personalised digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT- I) for people with insomnia, instead of sleeping pills.
Olumiant becomes the first oral medicine to bag approval by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for severe alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that affects the hair follicles and causes patchy baldness.