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At the Dawn of the Age of Health

Pieter Nota | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Pieter Nota

If digital health programs can evolve along these lines, they will foster a true shift in how people lead their lives.

Making It Personal: Why Everyone Should Care About Big Data

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

For most of us, the term "Big Data" sounds pretty remote from our own experience -- and not particularly relevant. An explosion of data, from millions...

The Power of Data to Build a Healthier You

Pieter Nota | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Pieter Nota

The emergence of wearable sensors and digital tools that measure heart rate or the number of steps taken provides one part of the solution -- but not always enough to deliver the change required.

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

All Health Care Is Local, Part 2: Guatemala

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

The late Tip O'Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House, coined the phrase "all politics is local," by which he meant that politicians become successfu...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 1: Uganda

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

This groundbreaking technology is changing lives in Uganda. And it is affordable -- with a cost equivalent to about $1 per patient visit.

Record $1.96 Billion Cartel Fine

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

BRUSSELS (AP) — For years, some top managers at electronics multinationals would hold secretive meetings in Europe and Asia to fix the global market...

Nestle Expands In China With Large Stake In Candymaker

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE/ZURICH (Saeed Azhar and Silke Koltrowitz) - Nestle, the world's largest food company, is paying a hefty $1.7 billion for a 60 percent st...

Rationalizer: Bracelet For Bankers Helps Traders Keep Their Cool

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Rationalizer bracelet has got to be one of the weirdest inventions to hit Wall St. since mortgage-backed securities. Philips Electronics and the ...

New LED Bulbs Look Weirder, Save More Energy

The New York Times | Eric A. Taub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Within the next several months, several of the world's biggest lighting companies, including Osram Sylvania and Philips, will introduce LED replacemen...