Mental health care resources stretched thin during pandemic

Doha Madani19h ago / 2:24 AM UTCIn a year of more than 300,000 deaths from a pandemic, job insecurity, a looming eviction crisis and a renewed focus on racial injustice, mental health has been pushed into the public discourse across the country.Politicians have implemented new strategies to acknowledge disparities in quality of care for people…

Idaho health board ends meeting after protests outside site, members’ homes

An Idaho public health meeting ended abruptly Tuesday evening after protesters converged around the city’s health department building and outside the homes of multiple health officials.The Central District Health meeting in Boise, Idaho, where members were expected to discuss a Covid-19 health order, ended just 15 minutes into the agenda due to safety concerns related…

Health care workers worldwide prepare for vaccine distribution

The Associated Press12h ago / 10:43 AM UTCChristmas tree-lighting in Bethlehem a muted, virtual eventBethlehem lit up its Christmas tree Saturday night but without the usual crowds, as Covid-19 restrictions put a damper on the start of Christmas festivities in the holy city. EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP – Getty ImagesBETHLEHEM, West Bank — Only a…

Health tech venture firm OTV closes new $170 million fund and expands into Asia

OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses on digital health tech, announced it has closed a new fund totaling $170 million. The firm also launched a new office in Shanghai, China to spearhead its growth in the Asia Pacific region. OTV currently has a total of 11 companies…