Tag Archives: Roundup

Roundup: NHS COVID-19 app shows phantom alerts, digital interventions for children’s mental health and more briefs

NHS COVID APP SHOWS PHANTOM ALERT Users have complained of ‘scary and confusing’ pop up alerts from the NHS COVID-19 app, suggesting exposure to the virus and then disappearing. The messages read: “Possible COVID-19 exposure. Someone you were near reported having COVID-19. Exposure date, duration and signal strength have been saved.” It was later revealed that… Read More »

Roundup: Digital immunity passports to ramp up testing, London Tech Week on AI in healthcare and more briefs

LONDON TECH WEEK: AI WILL ‘BLOW OUR MINDS’ The first virtual London Tech Week took place on 1-11 September, bringing together tech brands to discuss the unprecedented challenges facing the tech sector today. Speaking on one of the panels on AI, founder and CEO of babylon health, Ali Parsa said: “AI, like any other technology,… Read More »

Bayer reaches over $10 billion settlement in Roundup cancer lawsuits

Roundup weed killing products are offered for sale at a home improvement store on May 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Bayer will pay more than $ 10 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits regarding claims that its herbicide Roundup causes cancer, the company announced Wednesday. Monsanto, which Bayer bought in 2018,… Read More »