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Oula Secures $28M in Series B Funding for U.S. Wide Expansion of Modern Maternity Care Services

Oula, a pioneering maternity care clinic that blends midwifery with obstetrics, has successfully raised $28 million in a Series B financing round. This round was co-led by Revolution Ventures and Maverick Ventures, with contributions from GV and prior investors such as the Female Founders Fund, 8VC, Alumni Ventures, and Great Oaks. With this funding, Oula has amassed nearly $50 million to fuel…

FHI 360 Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial for Biodegradable Contraceptive Implant

FHI 360 has commenced a pivotal Phase I clinical trial in the Dominican Republic for Casea S, a novel biodegradable contraceptive implant, marking the first trial of its kind in over two decades. Aimed at offering a long-term contraception solution, Casea S is engineered to release the synthetic hormone etonogestrel, commonly used in other contraceptive implants, to prevent pregnancy for a duration…

New Technique Detects Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers in Urine

Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have introduced a novel method for detecting ovarian cancer by identifying specific biomarkers in urine samples. This development could lead to more accurate early diagnoses of the disease. The study, guided by Joseph Reiner, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, utilized gold nanoparticles and nanopore sensing…

Badger Notes: Hull University Teaching Hospitals Launch Digital Maternity Records App

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has recently introduced BadgetNet and the accompanying app, Badger Notes to improve access to maternity records for pregnant individuals at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital. This digital platform transitions from paper-based records to an electronic patient record system, allowing users to view their maternity care record and modify their birthing preferences through a web portal or…

Mira Introduces First Sex Hormones Awareness Week to Close the Knowledge Gap about Female Hormones

This annual initiative is set to raise public awareness and contribute to bridging the gap about female hormonal health. Mira, a hormonal health company providing integrative care and hormonal testing for women, announced the first Sex Hormones Awareness Week in the U.S., set to take place from February 18th to February 24th, 2024. With this initiative, Mira seeks to educate people about their…

Can We Reduce Maternal Mortality by 10x in Sub-Saharan Africa?

The following guest post was contributed by Dr Lorraine Muluka and Pascal Koenig, co-founders of maternal health startup Malaica. Maternal mortality is one hundred times higher than in Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has a population of ~1.2 billion. While fertility rates are coming down at breathtaking rates, ~40 million babies have been born in 2023. This is more than ten times as…

UK Hospital Initiates World-First Non-Hormonal Endometriosis Drug Trial

A pioneering drug trial has commenced at a UK hospital, marking a significant milestone in the quest for innovative endometriosis treatments. This Phase II research study, led by the Gynaecology and Research and Development team at NNUH, is examining the safety and effectiveness of a novel antibody, AMY109, developed by Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd. Aimed at reversing the debilitating symptoms of endometriosis…

Culina Health’s Vanessa Rissetto: ‘We are on a mission to increase access to sustainable nutrition care, regardless of patients’ socioeconomic status.’

The following guest post was written by Culina Health CEO Vanessa Rissetto, MS, RDN. Rissetto was named by Essence magazine as one of the top 5 Black nutritionists that will change the way you think about food. Her true passion is that nutritional coaching and science-based health and wellness education is possible and should be available for all.  Despite what social media may…