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Why smartwatch-measured blood pressure still isn’t ‘ready for primetime’

How do you cross-examine a whistleblower?

Theranos lab assistant-turned-whistleblower Erika Cheung testifies in the Elizabeth Holmes wire fraud trial

The Holmes trial gets into the Excel nitty-gritty

But will the technical jargon overwhelm the jurors?

A doctor’s quest for more organ emoji

FDA has rejected nearly one million flavored e-cigarettes

Fraud, or just a failure? Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’s trial opening arguments

Who is Elizabeth Holmes, really?

Apple reportedly wants a Watch with more health tracking and could ship one next year

Strava’s live location tracking service is now free

COVID surge causes liquid oxygen problems for SpaceX, water utilities

Go read the harrowing story of the world’s first CO2 pipeline explosion

Google dismantles Health unit in favor of tried-and-tested ‘throw everything at the wall’ strategy

The Pfizer vaccine will be officially called Comirnaty, for some reason

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

Samsung Pay wallet now lets you store a digital version of a COVID-19 vaccination card

VidCon cancels its 2021 event, says next one will be in June 2022

US COVID-19 data has never been good enough

The pandemic revealed the health risks of hospital ransomware attacks

Smartwatch-induced health anxiety led one woman to run 916 ECGs in a year

Jabra’s new true wireless earbuds are designed to help cope with hearing loss

COVID-19 booster shots will be offered to Americans in September, Biden administration says

Go read this deep dive on why US public health data systems couldn’t handle COVID-19

Immunocompromised people should get a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC committee says

Google’s Nest Hubs will warn users about nearby pollution and smoke

The unsettling uncertainty of a breakthrough case

Immunocompromised people can get third COVID-19 vaccine shot, FDA says

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 calculates body fat from the wrist

Kidney transplant patients will test a COVID-19 booster shot in new trial

COVID-19 misinformation is increasing amid US virus surge

Report finds Doximity, a social network for doctors, is riddled with anti-vaccine comments

A recall of Philips respiratory devices has left users stranded

Nearly two months after the recall, people who rely on ventilators, CPAPs, and BiPAPs are unsure what to do

Moderna says a third shot of its COVID-19 vaccine may be needed to protect against variants

The bad science behind trans healthcare bans

Lawmakers cling to flawed evidence while restricting care for trans youth