Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | October 10th, 2023

The Company That Defined Dieting Is Sorry It Told Us to Have More Willpower

Ozempic, Oprah and apologies: WeightWatchers says there’s no shame in being overweight, or in taking new weight-loss drugs

Japan expands on wellness offerings | TTG Asia

Japan is strengthening its position as a wellness destination thanks to rapid growth in products and services based on the country’s hot springs, nutrient-rich cuisine, diverse nature and healthy living.

‘Psychics slut-shamed me’: the rise of astrology apps in China

Apps such as Cece that offer tarot reading, fortunetelling and astrology are part of an online mysticism market worth US$14 billion a year. Beijing is cracking down, but they continue to target young people.

Hungryroot founder debuts Every, an AI-powered app for self-reflection and human connection | TechCrunch

As founder and CEO of healthy grocery delivery service Hungryroot, Ben McKean has been investigating the power of AI technologies to improve his business.

Sleep and mocktails: How hotels are moving to meet a new kind of customer

Hilton’s third-annual 2024 Travel Trends Report found an increased traveler interest in health and wellness.

Diana Health picks up $34M to expand network of modern women’s health practices

Maternal care needs more innovation and investment, and the US startup partners with hospitals to restructure their women’s health programs with a clinical redesign of labor and delivery–delivering a tech-enabled, holistic care experience, deploying care teams of nurse midwives, OB/GYNs, and mental health and wellness providers
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