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Garry Anderson

Garry is keen on novel technologies and how they can help people with their day to day lives. Startups has the been thing for Garry and he loves covering their work, technologies, research and lot more.

High-Tech’s Business Model Hasn’t Worked for the Cue Covid Test

“I’ve got this,” coos Gal Gadot in Cue Health’s Super Bowl TV commercial. Cue hired the “Wonder Woman” actress to be the voice of the company’s new high-tech covid-19 testing device. The ad pushes the notion that the at-home covid test produces results equal in accuracy to a lab-based PCR test and surpasses it in …

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Bison Pastrami, Anyone? Preschool Assistant Makes Sure Kids Get to Know Indigenous Foods

MINNEAPOLIS — Bison pastrami is not typical school lunch fare, but it’s a crowd favorite at a preschool in Minneapolis. Fawn Youngbear-Tibbetts — the seemingly always on-the-go coordinator of Indigenous foods at the Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Project — is frequently found tweaking recipes in the kitchen or offering homemade goodies like flourless …

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Waking Up to Baby Formula Shortage

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. The federal government finally addressed the infant formula shortage, as a growing number of families found themselves without anything to feed their babies. But it will likely …

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This Rural, Red Southern County Was a Vaccine Success Story. Not Anymore.

MEIGS COUNTY, Tenn. — At a glance, it seemed like a Southern pandemic success story in a most unlikely place. A small county northeast of Chattanooga, along the twisting banks of Chickamauga Lake, for much of the past year has reported the highest covid-19 vaccination rate in Tennessee and one of the highest in the …

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The Private Sector Steps In to Protect Online Health Privacy, but Critics Say It Can’t Be Trusted

Most people have at least a vague sense that someone somewhere is doing mischief with the data footprints created by their online activities: Maybe their use of an app is allowing that company to build a profile of their habits, or maybe they keep getting followed by creepy ads. It’s more than a feeling. Many …

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Cómo una mejor ventilación puede ayudar a que tu hogar sea “a prueba de covid”

Durante dos años, las personas usaron máscaras, mantuvieron la distancia física, recibieron sus vacunas. Y ahora, a pesar de todo el esfuerzo, alguien de la familia, o toda, terminó teniendo COVID-19. ¿Cómo evitar que el virus circule cuando vives en espacios reducidos? Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) recomiendan aislar …

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‘That’s Just Part of Aging’: Long Covid Symptoms Are Often Overlooked in Seniors

(Hannah Norman/KHN) Nearly 18 months after getting covid-19 and spending weeks in the hospital, Terry Bell struggles with hanging up his shirts and pants after doing the laundry. Lifting his clothes, raising his arms, arranging items in his closet leave Bell short of breath and often trigger severe fatigue. He walks with a cane, only …

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New Covered California Leader Urges Renewal of Enhanced Federal Aid for Health Premiums

When she was Pennsylvania’s insurance commissioner, Jessica Altman, the appointee of a Democratic governor, often bumped against the political limits of health care policy in a state where Republicans controlled the legislature. Despite the constraints of a divided government, Altman played a key role in persuading lawmakers in 2019 to join Gov. Tom Wolf in …

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Patients, Doctors, Insurers Agree: Prior Approvals for Treatment Should Come Faster

Andrew Bade, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly two decades ago, is accustomed to all the medical gear he needs to keep his blood sugar under control. His insulin pump contains a disposable insulin cartridge, and a plastic tubing system with an adhesive patch keeps in place the cannula that delivers insulin under …

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