Mental Health

Investigational Pill for Postpartum Depression Shows Promise in Clinical Trial Led by the Feinstein Institutes

Scientists from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research have announced the publication of results from a phase 3 clinical trial looking at the safety and efficacy of the oral neuroactive steroid zuranolone (30mg) in the treatment of patients with postpartum depression (PPD). The findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry showed that after two weeks of daily treatment, women treated…

Telehealth Provider SimpleHealth Now Offers Meditation to Help Women with Reproductive Health Concerns

SimpleHealth, a telehealth provider of women’s reproductive wellness, announced today its partnership with Core Wellness for a series of guided meditations related to women’s health concerns. Core is a meditation start-up that offers an app paired with a handheld meditation trainer with an intuitive design that uses dynamic vibrations and feedback to help you relax, focus and stay consistent.   “At SimpleHealth, we’re committed…

Equip Partners with Cigna to Broaden Access to Eating Disorder Care

Equip is now in-network for Cigna’s members in California, New York, and Texas, easing the financial burden of eating disorder treatment on families Equip, a company that virtually delivers evidence-based eating disorder treatment to families at home, today announced that customers with Cigna in California, Texas and New York now have access to its network. “Families should not have to worry about…

Women’s Brain Project Co-founders Publish New Book on Sex and Gender Differences in Diseases of the Brain and Mind

Neuroscientists and Women’s Brain Project Co-founders Antonella Santuccione Chadha and Maria Teresa Ferretti have recently released their new book Una bambina senza testa, a semi-autobiographical book. The book explores gender difference within the world of mental and neurological diseases and has just been published by Rome-based Edizioni Mondo Nuovo in Italian. Una bambina senza testa is an exciting dialogue between two scientist friends who…

Clubhouse Competitor: VoiceHer Is Building an Audio-based Community for Women

Stockholm-based VoiceHER is on a mission to make a change in the world by empowering women worldwide through their voice. The team was part of Antler Stockholm’s most recent cohort and wants to create a positive social platform that brings diverse women together for deep and meaningful conversations. VoiceHER is the first audio-based community for women with drop in conversations based on…

Equip Raises a $17M Series A to Transform Eating Disorder Treatment

Equip, a health tech company pioneering a program that virtually delivers evidence-based eating disorder treatment to families at home, today announced it has closed $13 million in Series A financing, bringing its total funds raised to date to $17 million. The Series A round was led by Optum Ventures, with participation from new investor .406 Ventures and existing investor F-Prime Capital, who…

Femtech Startup Expectful Raises a $3M Seed Round to Expand Its Maternal Health Offering

Expectful recently announced its $3M seed round led by Harlem Capital. Indicator Ventures, Sequoia Scout Fund, Joyance Partners, Break Trail Ventures, Chinagona Ventures, Powerhouse Capital, AVG Basecamp Fund and Babylist also participated. Angel investors included Ellen Pao, Mike Smith and Ashley Mayer. The round also included $1.2 million in convertible SAFE notes, making the financing round a total of $4.2 million. Expectful…

Feinstein Institutes Has Been Awarded More Than $4M to Research Perinatal Depression

To study perinatal depression in women – before and after childbirth – and possible new treatments, The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research has been awarded more than $4 million in multi-year grants. The research will be led by Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, associate professor at the Feinstein Institutes’ Institute of Behavioral Science. The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research is the research arm of Northwell Health, the largest health care…