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Ruth Reader is a writer for Fast Company. She covers the intersection of health and technology.

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172 Articles
7 months ago
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In a post-‘Roe’ world, abortion pills won’t be enough

Medication abortion is a critical healthcare tool, but providers already face challenges with increasing restrictions...

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7 months ago
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This 3D-printed patch delivers potent—and painless—vaccines

Equipped with 100 microneedles, a 3D printed vaccine patch from DeSimone Research Group—a winner of Fast Company’s 20...

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8 months ago
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Psychedelic companies are betting big on ketamine as the next Prozac

With ketamine clinics on the rise, the drug has become the first big test of psychedelics for mental health care. Is ...

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8 months ago
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The magic that got 1,400 people to bet $5 million that this startup can prevent diabetes

Levels, founded by a former SpaceX engineer, is trying to unlock the data and insights that can save the one in three...

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8 months ago
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This former SpaceX engineer wants to prevent you from getting diabetes

Josh Clemente’s Levels just raised another $38 million to fight metabolic health—and stave off the $327 billion spent...

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8 months ago
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The weird story behind true-crime podcast ‘Tiffany Dover is Dead’

NBC misinformation reporter Brandy Zadrozny has a new podcast series exploring how misinformation gets made and—who g...

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8 months ago
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‘Truth-seeking’ Ryan Breslow is throwing bombs on Twitter—and getting into pharmaceuticals

The entrepreneur’s latest venture, Love, seeks to build a community of people to democratically elect nutraceuticals ...

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8 months ago
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Pinterest has a new policy to squelch climate misinformation

The virtual pinboard was ahead of the curb in banning vaccine misinformation on its platform. Now, it’s tackling clim...

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8 months ago
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Peloton launches its Guide to help perfect your fitness form

The small camera is meant to sit on top of a television or monitor and capture your workout sessions.

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8 months ago
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Season Health raises $34 million in Series A funding

Founded by former Plated CEO Josh Hix, the company is trying to prove that tailored meals can deliver health outcomes...

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8 months ago
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Why Lenny Kravitz got involved with toothpaste company Twice

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter ultimately wants to fund free dental care in under-resourced regions like the Ba...

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8 months ago
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Why Dr. Bronner’s is offering ketamine therapy to its employees

The president of the soap company explains how psychedelics helped him heal, and why he’s offering up the same opport...

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