SmartPlanet stories related to the diagnosis, treatment and medical prevention of disease, injury or impairment, as well as the institutions, systems and policy that enable and deliver it.
General Electric will invest $2 billion over the next five years to build software aimed at harnessing, and making sense, of the growing influx of data within the health care industry.
June 12, 2013 10:26am |
Here's some insight into how companies like GE are taking advantage of 3D-printing technology.
1 | June 6, 2013 5:48am |
A $1 vinegar screening can lower cervical cancer death rates, according to a 15-year study with 150,000 women. Globally, it could prevent 73,000 deaths a year.
4 | June 5, 2013 11:06pm |
3D printing can do more than create weaponry or houses -- it can provide cheap prosthetics to those who need them most.
June 1, 2013 2:19pm |
A federal judge has ordered that a Medicare database must be made public, ending a 33-year-old injunction.
10 | June 1, 2013 12:28pm |
The six-week-old baby from Ohio had a rare condition that caused his airway to collapse.
1 | May 30, 2013 12:04pm |
What is the reasoning behind taking staff to the best hospitals for treatment while sales continue to fall?
1 | May 29, 2013 5:32am |
TalkSession's Melissa Thompson wants to make signing up for therapy feel like joining a gym.
3 | May 28, 2013 1:39am |
In the last four years, the size of the workforce has barely grown. Blame demographics, say two economists.
45 | May 11, 2013 10:56am |
Tukey has a new boom in health tourism -- moustache transplantation.
1 | May 8, 2013 4:37am |
Patient care may be taking an interesting turn as doctors can now treat you through a mobile robot.
1 | May 7, 2013 5:27am |
What do the stock market and brain trauma treatment have in common? Allow me to explain.
Sponsored | May 6, 2013 5:54am |
This July, the NYPD will be releasing invisible, odorless, nontoxic gases to better understand how contaminants will disperse in accidents and attacks.
5 | May 5, 2013 10:46pm |
The White House sees drug abuse as a public health issue, stressing that "we cannot arrest or incarcerate our way out of the drug problem."
14 | April 27, 2013 11:46am |
GE took a 10 percent equity stake in Pivotal, an EMC spin-off company that aims to help businesses analyze and understand big data generated by machines and stored in the cloud.
April 24, 2013 1:53pm |
Silicon Valley vendor takes the big data skills challenge to the university level.
1 | April 22, 2013 6:47pm |
The majority of healthcare assistants in the U.K. want to see tougher regulations in place, according to a survey.
April 11, 2013 6:56am |
Bean plant leaves won't bite bed bugs back, but they do impale the pests though their feet. Artificial leaves could become effective traps.
2 | April 9, 2013 7:25pm |
You can pay $17 for generic Lipitor or you can pay $150, depending on where you shop. Secret shoppers from Consumer Reports checked out 200 pharmacies.
1 | March 28, 2013 8:36pm |
It would certainly help ease our concerns, and as it turns out, physicians find it often saves them time and money.
1 | March 28, 2013 1:31pm |