A source close to the eggless mayonnaise startup said that a mysterious letter — falsely attributed to Hampton Creek’s CEO — alleged that its products were unsafe and mislabeled.
Apricot seeds can cure cancer — or so thousands of cancer patients believed in the 1970s, despite lotss of evidence to the contrary. Now, in an era when natural remedies are no longer fringe and wellness is a multitrillion-dollar industry, this widely debunked theory has taken on a new life as a hydra-headed e-commerce ecosystem that regulators are virtually powerless to stop.
Talking about IVF and egg-freezing used to be taboo. But at a growing number of tech companies — not just Apple and Facebook — women and other employees are starting to push for fertility coverage.
Goop, Paltrow’s wellness empire, has fired back against one of its loudest critics and defended its vaginal jade eggs. “I’m absolutely flabbergasted that they chose me as the center of their ire,” Jen Gunter told BuzzFeed News.
How do you persuade B-list celebrities to plug your scientifically bogus food intolerance test on Instagram? Former employees at Pinnertest say it involves buying social media followers and paying stars thousands of dollars.
Omada Health recently laid off some human staff to focus on AI-augmented health coaching. Whether the gambit works will reveal a lot about the future of digital health.
Future Family will guide you through egg-freezing and IVF, and even pay for the procedures upfront. It’s one of several companies capitalizing on the high cost of — and demand for — fertility treatment. But the financial agreements involved aren’t risk-free.
The Silicon Valley venture capital firm is bringing on biotech executive Jorge Conde to invest $200 million in software and biology startups.
Startups like Hound Labs are inventing breathalyzers to answer a complicated question: How high are you, exactly?
Mindstrong Health wants to mine your smartphone to understand your state of mind. It’s been joined by star neuroscientist Thomas Insel, who left Verily, a much bigger and better-funded rival.
Lindsay Lohan, Mario Lopez, and other stars endorse a $490 blood test that claims to reveal your food intolerances. Experts say they know of no science to support such a test.
Cardiologist and former FDA commissioner Robert Califf is joining both Verily and Duke University to work on projects using data science to improve health care.
A new, preliminary study suggests that the Apple Watch could spot a serious medical condition known as atrial fibrillation.
Less than a year and a half after Alphabet's life sciences division hired Thomas Insel to lead a mental-health technology team, he is leaving to work on his own startup.
Feeling neglected by traditional scientific research, thousands of chronic Lyme disease patients are turning to the internet to conduct a study of their own. Critics worry their data won’t be useful.
Well-funded startups like Freenome and Grail say they’re making tests that spot cancer before you know you have it. They have divulged little about the science behind their vision — and many scientists are skeptical.
We pitted Fitbit's new ultra-slim wristband against a chest strap to see just how accurately it could measure beats per minute.
Purdue Pharma’s blockbuster painkiller, OxyContin, is widely blamed for setting off the opioid epidemic. Now the company is starting an iPhone and Apple Watch study that aims to get patients off their medications.
The stylish fitness wearable gets an upgrade, and the app gets new sleep-tracking features.
Gabriel Otte has been identified on many websites, including his own company’s, as having a PhD. But he does not. The CEO of Freenome, which is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, left a PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania, where a professor raised questions about some of his research, BuzzFeed News has learned.